• Grace Cobb

Podcasts breaching the gap

Whether you are driving the hour to buy groceries, dropping the kids to boarding school or spend your life planting and harvesting, if you live in rural Australia it is likely you spend a lot of time driving. While city dwellers may trawl blogs on their daily commutes, our hands are firmly on the steering wheel so podcasts are quickly becoming the easiest way for us to receive information.

Podcasts now include recorded broadcasts of your favourite television or radio program, informative lectures, and even performances. For podcast listeners, podcasts are a way to enjoy great content from around the world for free. For podcast publishers, podcasts are a great way to reach a wide audience.We have compiled a list of some of our favourite rural podcasts, a good dose of life in the bush for your morning drive, and businesses booming from the back of Bourke.


Beating Around The Bush, hosted by Fleur Anderson from the Rural Business Collective is not to be missed. The podcast has already featured St George local Rebecca Lomman of Seed and Sprout; Chrystal Henry of Love Henry and Goondiwindi Psychologist Chantal Masters amongst many more. It shares the struggles of running businesses and busy family in rural communities and the secrets to making it work.


This podcast focuses on helping farmers and small businesses in rural areas use social media to tell their stories. Farmers and co-hosts Sophie Hansen and Skye Manson share recipes and speak to experts about building a brand online. Here at Border Living we believe that Story Telling is key to our region and its producers not only surviving but thriving. Navigating social media is a big part of that.


Our only international on the list- If you have seen local businesses tap into a national or even international market- they may have used Instagram to do it. Hashtag Authentic is your go to for understanding Instagram, interviews each week with different experts and storytellers will have you improving your insta-game one post at a time. Whether you are looking to have your product or service seen or just impress the grandkids.

04 RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness

If you are a research nut, and you love your market stats you will love this. Hosted by Rabobank, this podcast utilizes the bank’s 90 analysts working across a worldwide network to delve into the markets for everything from rice and coffee to cotton and dairy.

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