Winners Of The 2021 Australian Podcast Awards Announced

By Pamela Connellan
on 31 December 2021

The winners of the 2021 Australian Podcast Awards, powered by Acast, were announced at an event hosted by comedic duo Susie Youssef and Harley Breen, celebrating the best podcasts of the year across 29 different categories. 

The ceremony celebrated the who’s who and what’s what of podcasting – from Best True Crime to Best Comedy and Best Sex & Relationship podcasts.

Life Uncut, took home the Listeners’ Choice Award for the second year in a row, while romantic fiction podcast, Private Affairs, took home Podcast of the Year. Former Prime Minister 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.

 “Australia continues to lead the way when it comes to amazing podcast content that entertains, informs and even inspires,” said Matt Deegan, Director at the Australian Podcast Awards.

The team from DM Podcasts, winners of Best Publisher or Network.
Best Sales Team – Mamamia’s Lize Ratliff & Jessie Stephens.
Podcast Awards
Best Radio Podcast – Triple M’s Rush Hour with JB & Billy producers.
Linda Marigliano host of Linda Marigliano’s Tough Love and winner of Best Lockdown Podcast. Linda is also part of the duo from Brooke & Linda’s Dream Club who won Best Indigenous 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.

Caption for photo at top of story: Brittany Hockley (wearing black) and Laura Byrne (wearing linen) with their producer Keeshia Pettit. They’re the hosts of Life Uncut, Winner of the Listener’s Choice Award. 

Full List of Winners

Best Fiction Podcast Private Affairs
Smartest Podcast Shoes Off
Best Arts & Culture Podcast The Culture
Best Wellbeing Podcast Get Psyched
Best Comedy Podcast A Rational Fear
Best Business Podcast Propagate
Acast Moment Of The Year The Nurse
Best Sex & Relationships Podcast Cntroversy
Best Branded Content Podcast Project ARI
Best Radio Podcast Triple M’s Rush Hour with JB & Billy
Best Publisher or Network DM Podcasts
Best Sport Podcast Football Belongs
Best Current Affairs Podcast Temporary
Best Lockdown Podcast Linda Marigliano’s Tough Love
Best True Crime Podcast The Nurse
Beat Entertainment Podcast Stuff of Legends
Best Family Podcast At Home With Brie
Best Interview Bad Behavior
Best Documentary Podcast The Sure Thing
Best New Podcast Goodbye to All This
Best Indigenous Podcast Brooke & Linda’s Dream Club
Spotlight Award A Podcast of One’s Own with Julia Gillard
Bullseye Award Empowerhouse
Best Creativity Stuff The British Stole
Spotify Rising Star Amelia Christo, StoryKids
Best Commercial Campaign Jacob’s Creek – Finished Differently
Best Sales House Mamamia
Listeners Choice Life Uncut
Acast Podcast Of The Year Private Affairs

For more info on the Australian Podcast Awards, visit here.

About the Australian Podcast Awards: The Australian Podcast Awards is an annual celebration of the quality and breadth of Australian podcast content. Entries are self-nominated, and over 20 categories are judged by a panel of experts selected from across the podcast industry, alongside a public vote – the Listeners’ Choice. Entries come from independent podcasters, broadcasters, the business community as well as students and non-profit organisations.

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