2021 Australian Podcast Awards winners

The  2021 Australian Podcast Awards winners have been announced.

Winners in 29 categories from Best True Crime to Best Comedy  were announced at an in-person ceremony hosted by comedic duo Susie Youssef and Harley Breen.

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, Gold104.3 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.

Director at the Australian Podcast Awards, Matt Deegan, says, “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.”


Full Winners List

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


Acast Moment Of The Year

The Nurse

Best Sex & Relationships Podcast


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


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


Best Creativity

Stuff The British Stole

Spotify Rising Star

Amelia Christo, StoryKids

Best Commercial Campaign

Jacob’s Creek – Finished Differently

Best Sales House


Listeners Choice

Life Uncut

Acast Podcast Of The Year

Private Affairs

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6 Dec 2021 - 2:12 pm

Interesting that the Aus Podcast Awards could pull together some sort of awards show/event/pomp but the ACRAs couldn’t… hmmm


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