Recent Australian true crime podcasts have reignited interest in cold cases and led to arrests. But what is the price for our obsession?
Welcome to the bumper holiday edition of Side View, in which my Crikey colleagues have joined me to curate their favourite pieces of writing, talking, reporting or filmmaking of 2018 (or, for some of us who cheated, other years). Whether you've got your feet up enjoying a break, or are back at it already, we hope you'll find plenty of entertainment in our recommendations, and we'll see you all in a couple of weeks.
Good morning, early birds. Industry bodies are divided on Labor's recently announced power plan, polling puts Dan Andrews in place to retain the Victorian premiership, and podcast Teacher's Pet takes the Gold Walkley. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Despite the fact that more and more of us are consuming podcasts every year, the industry will not see big profits until producers shift to subscription services. But are Australians willing to pay for it?
Podcast is a relatively new medium and yet already many podcasters insist on falling into predictable tropes. We've listed the definitive categories.
Aziz has been telling me about his life and reporting his experiences in the detention centre. From these fragments, we’ve compiled a podcast, The Messenger, writes freelance journalist Michael Green.
No one does deadly storm coverage quite like US television reporters.
Who brought Lynette Daley's killers to justice?
The ABC has long had the radio Walkley categories sewn up, but The Australian's Bowraville podcast is giving the public broadcaster a run for its money.