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Podcasts to tune into

Whether you’re hitting the road or sitting around the campsite, check out these top podcasts.

For 4WDers…

If you’re an avid 4WDer, you’ll be all too familair with John ‘Roothy’ Rooth’s larrikin yarns and misadventures. If you want more, kick back with mates around the campfire on a Friday afternoon as Roothy chats all things Aussie, Outback and 4WDing on Roothy’s Australia. Download the podcast from

Get your diesel-engine fix and learn how to avoid roll-overs by tuning into the many 4x4Earth podcasts.

For fisher folk…

When the fish aren’t biting, take inspiration from The Big Fish with the ABC’s Scott Levi. Learn about fly fishing and fishing for the future, and hear yarns about the fish that get away.

For the mind…

Learn about human behaviour with this perfect podcast for road trips.

For the family cook…

If you’re tired of the same old campfire stew, tune into Cooking Everything Outdoors by Gary House. You’ll learn how to beef up your brekkie and add new spices to your next barbecue, keeping all the family happy.

For the kids...

This podcast encourages kids to ask all the big questions. Join in by sending your child’s questions, using your smartphone’s memo function.

For bookworms…

If you love a great book and are wondering how to spend that rainy day in the caravan, check out this BBC favourite. Each episode, host Kirsty Young invites writers, comedians and activists to share their fascinating stories and opinions.

For the scientist…

If you love learning weird and quirky facts about the world, or simply want to impress at the next campfire gathering, tune into Dr Karl Kruszelnicki’s science hour on Triple J. It’s the station’s longest-running segment and you can download it via the ABC.

For travel inspiration…

Just because you’re travelling around Aus, doesn’t mean you can’t plan your next adventure or learn about new destinations. On Home and Holiday, Tim Webster chats to travel experts about the latest hot spots.

For nature-lovers…

Hitting the airwaves for the past decade, there is plenty to keep your mind from wandering while listening to The Dirtbag Diaries, a podcast out of the United States that’s all about mountain culture.

This article appeared in volume 10 of Caravan & Camping with Kids magazine. To subscribe to the latest issue, click here.

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