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Suzi O'Shea

Suzi O'Shea

26/03/2021 • 15 minute read

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Here at Oiyo, we love podcasts as much as you do. It seems that as well as baking fresh sourdough, people have turned to every conceivable form of entertainment to get us through this wild ride we call 2020. Many people filled their (very long) days with listening to all of the podcasts. So if you’ve run out of things to listen to, we have asked around the office and put together a list of our favourites.

Katie – After Work Drinks

Hosted by two journalists and best friends, Isabelle Truman and Grace O’Neill, After Work Drinks is just exactly like your weekly catch up with friends over a glass of wine. I found out about this podcast when I was interning for Isabelle at Marie Claire and have been hooked ever since. Each episode is filled with intelligent, funny, and thought-provoking discussions on all things pop culture, news, and entertainment. They dissect current issues in an informative way that is easy-to-digest and thought-provoking — their episode ‘Let’s Talk About Something Uncomfortable…Race’ was brilliant. Alongside their serious chats, you’ll also get to listen to some hilarious and lighthearted banter including bad date stories and how great Dakota Johnson is.

Plus, they do an ‘After Work Drinks with…’ interview episode every Saturday and they’ve had such a diverse range of guests so far including Naomi Wolf, RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Trixie and Katya, and New Zealand politician Chlöe Swarbick.


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Kellie – Science Vs

I first stumbled upon ScienceVs through my recommended feed on Spotify and it was love at first listen. Up until that point, all the podcasts I’d liked had been largely within the crime genre. Science Vs introduced me to a different style of storytelling that still held a lot of the weird and fascinating elements I enjoyed – minus all the death. From orgasms to probiotics to sharks, this show puts all the things we ‘think’ we know to the test by unpacking the current science around them. It’s also pretty funny. The host, Wendy Zuckerman, is an ex-ABC journalist who runs the show from New York for the US-based, Gimlet Media. She delivers some pretty apt mum-jokes that help to highlight just how weird and wonderful this world truly is. I never considered myself a science nut, but this show has me converted.

The truth will set you free, so get around it!


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It’s harder for some to cum. At Science Vs this week—we’re trying to figure out why. Not all heroes wear capes. 💫

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Gab – Today, Explained

Today, Explained cuts through the unnecessary noise by delivering news in a clear and digestible format.

Angelica – Ologies with Alie Ward

Mars missions, beauty standards, volcanoes, procrastination – Ologies is the Tapas restaurant of podcasts. It’s a pocket full of science knowledge, with each episode delving into a new “ology” and answering the questions you thought were too silly to ask.


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Quiz: how wonderful is @allis? Answer: very wonderful. Have you heard #Nassology (TAXIDERMY) yet?

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Ellen – Stuff You Should Know

Stuff You Should Know perfectly balances humour and education to provide their listeners with an engaging experience. The varied episode lengths make them ideal for long and short car rides, where you can relax and absorb truly random things you never knew you should know. Their latest episode covers the unusual events of a mysterious figure visiting poet Edgar Allen Poe’s grave annually to toast him on his birthday. Weird, I know. You can check it out here.

Suzi – My Friend Has Never Listened To A Podcast

One friend (James) has never listened to a podcast, the other (Ollie) is completely obsessed with podcasts. Every week Ollie recommends a great new podcast for James to listen to and then they review it on the show. They take the guesswork out of which are the best podcasts to listen to and also interview some of the best podcast producers and hosts in the world. It’s a highly entertaining listen and their accents (Mancunian and Kiwi) are amazing.


Something fresh for your ears

The most exciting thing in the world of podcasts right now is our very own, fresh out of the studio, Going Beyond Finance. We have been working very hard to put together an original podcast that looks past the standard dollars and cents, to the stuff that shapes our financial choices. We have special guests, from a range of different industries and backgrounds and we cover a bunch of different topics to keep you informed and entertained. Check out the trailer.


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Coming to your ears, Friday 30th October, don’t miss it.

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Stay tuned for our first episode dropping next week.

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Suzi O'Shea

Written by Suzi O'Shea

Suzi O'Shea is a contributing writer for Oiyo. She has a Bachelor of Arts, Communications with honours from Southern Cross University. Suzi has worked in media for over 15 years and has been published in several online publications as well as print magazines. She has worked as a freelance writer, speaker, and change management facilitator.

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