I'm Here Now (RN)
This lovingly-crafted four-part series about Australia's indie music scene will sweep you along in its joyful wake. Visiting cities, pubs and living rooms across the country, presenter Jeremy Story Carter meets a wild array of characters, from small-town dreamers to big-name players. It's a strange kind of tribe, representing both a close-knit group of insiders and a subculture on the fringes, and Carter is interested in how our national identity is reflected in or informed by that tension. But his subjects are typically Australian - that is to say, chronically self-deprecating and culturally ambivalent. They're not trying to say anything about who we are, they insist. They're just having fun, making music. All of them have affecting stories to tell about how and why they do what they do, and the soundtrack will send you down Spotify rabbit holes. Episodes are no longer available in the RN Afternoons podcast feed, but you can still listen via the RN website, and it's worth the very slight inconvenience to do so.