Greetings from Australia, American friends! I have long gorged at the trough that is American culture: your televisual broadcasts, your literature, your popular music, and more recently, your podcasts. For all you have provided, I thank you, America.
In return, I hope you will accept this gift from my homeland: five great Australian podcasts for you to add to your listening catalogues.
Australian comedian Chris Lilley is making a new show all about Ja'mie King, the self-absorbed teenage school girl monster he played on Summer Heights High. Called Ja'mie: Private School Girl, it's a six-part series for BBC Three in association with HBO in the US. The show will follow King in her final year at Hillford Girls Grammar School. Lilley commented, "I find teenage girls endlessly funny. So being able to write for and play the meanest bitch in school has been so fun. I can’t wait to show everyone what Ja’mie’s been up to."
Chris Lilley originated the character of Ja'mie in his 2005 Australian series We Can Be Heroes [...]
McSweeney's has a list of abandoned jokes from the Bob's Burgers writer's room today. They're all facts about Australia that didn't make it an episode, like "If you’re having a waffle, you say you’re going on a waffle-bout" and "Paul Hogan personally awakens all Australian citizens each morning."