“Yeah I’ve fucked this.”
Local UQ student Aaron Galls is a podcast fanatic.
“I haven’t listened to a song in months!” Galls smugly told The Obiter. “I even use Overcast! Blue apron, am I freaking right? Haha. You know what I’m talking about.”
However, despite his passion for pods, Galls has been known to adopt a snobbish dismissiveness when it comes to Australian podcasts.
“Yeah it’s cute that Australians make them,” Goss explained. “And I like the occasional Hamish & Andy as much as the next podball,” (this being an extremely shit collective noun Galls coined in his podcast group chat, ‘The Pod, The Whole Pod, And Nothing But The Pod’).
“But for me, it’s got to be a bit more of an intellectual offering. Pod Save America, No Such Thing As A Fish, Serial. You know, serious journalism?”
So when the Australian true crime series The Teacher’s Pet dropped, Galls was quick to pass over it.
“Aussie true crime? Yeah, try again, Underbelly radio. Lel. Nailed ‘em”
Even as the podcast topped US charts and sparked a global phenomenon, Galls held his ground. “I just cannot imagine how it would be good.”
But after today’s news that Chris Dawson, the subject of the series, has been arrested for murder, Galls has shown his first signs of doubt.
“Fuck, maybe I’ve missed out on something big here.”
Galls spent Wednesday attempting to convince his group chat that he had in fact listened.
“Nah, come on Podballs, you know me! Of course I listened! It’s so gritty and stuff.”
At press time, Galls was frantically listening to the series on double speed while drinking a Red Bull.