Winners of the 2021 Australian Podcast Awards revealed

The winners of the 2021 Australian Podcast Awards were announced last night at an in-person ceremony.

The announcement:

• Comedic due Susie Youssef and Harley Breen host Australian podcasting’s night of nights
• 29 of the country’s best podcasts awarded gold, from True Crime to Comedy and Sex & Relationships
• Laura Byrne and Brittney Hockley’s Life Uncut takes out Listeners’ Choice Award for second year in a row
• Brooke Boney and Linda Marigliano’s Brooke and Linda’s Dream Club took home Best Indigenous Podcast
• Julia Gillard’s A Podcast of One’s Own wins coveted Spotlight Award
• Indie favourites The Nurse, Private Affairs and The Culture also take home gold

The winners of the 2021 Australian Podcast Awards, powered by Acast, have been announced at an in-person ceremony celebrating the best Australian podcasts of the year across 29 different categories.

Hosted by comedic duo Susie Youssef and Harley Breen, the ceremony celebrated the who’s who and what’s what of Australian podcasting – from Best True Crime to Best Comedy and Best Sex & Relationship podcasts.

Dating and relationship podcast from Bachelor alumni Laura Byrne and Brittney Hockley, Life Uncut, took home the Listeners’ Choice Award for the second year in a row, while romantic dramedy fiction podcast, Private Affairs, took home Podcast of the Year. Julia Gillard’s A Podcast of One’s Own was awarded the coveted Spotlight Award, whereas The Nurse took home the award for True Crime podcast.

Other winners included Dan Illic picking up Best Comedy for A Rational Fear, radio host Christian O’Connell won Best Entertainment Podcast for his show Stuff of Legends whilst Mastermind and The School That Tried to End Racism presenter Marc Fennel won Best Creativity for his podcast Stuff the British Stole. After grabbing the silver award last year, Shoes Off which chronicles Asian Australian culture, bagged the gold for Smartest Podcast.

Over 90 judges listened to nearly 1,000 submissions to find these winners, and over 40,000 Australians voted in this year’s Listeners’ Choice poll, supported by LiSTNR.

Matt Deegan, Director at the Australian Podcast Awards, said: “Australia continues to lead the way when it comes to amazing podcast content that entertains, informs and even inspires. We’ve seen another incredible year of entries and the award winners represent the best of the best. We’re thrilled to celebrate both in person and digitally this year. Congratulations to all the winners and nominees across the 29 categories.”

The public can now view the ceremony and list of winners on the Australian Podcast Awards website.

Source: We Are Different media release


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