Another sneak peek at entries for the 2024 Radio Today Podcast Awards


It’s time for another sneak peek at the latest contenders in the 2024 Radio Today Podcast Awards.

Now in their fourth consecutive year, these awards – with headline partner LiSTNR – promise to be the biggest yet, with over 40 categories – many of which offer separate divisions for Major and Independent entrants, making the contest fairer for everyone.

Check out some more of the entries so far:

It’s In Our Name

Category: Best Interview Podcast

Submitted by Kal Krzyzanowski

Kal (pictured above) says It’s In Our Name began when he was struggling to get into community radio, and his job coach recommended he start a podcast.

“I thought I’d go with the most basic concept of interviewing my friends about their lives just so I could have an audio portfolio for me to show potential employers,” he tells Radio Today.

“I got to know things about my friends that I hadn’t previously known, even if I had known them for six years! The podcast also gave my friends a platform to talk about themselves and express themselves in a way a lot of them hadn’t done previously.”

Kal says podcasting has taught him that everyone’s got a story to tell, no matter how old they are or where they live.

“Fast forward to recent times and it was this podcast that got me a paid job doing podcasting for a specialist disability accommodation provider (The Verity Podcasts).”

Kal is also now on Vision Australia Radio, hosting The National News Hour on Tuesdays and Reading The Play – All Things Footy.

“I hope that listeners can learn something they never knew they needed to know from a young person they might not even know, such as life advice and different opinions and perspectives.”

As for making the podcast itself, Kal says “All I had at the time was a basic voice recorder from JB Hi-Fi and I taught myself how to edit audio.”

Kal believes the inexpensive, rudimentary setup of the whole podcast is its greatest strength.

“You don’t need expensive equipment or sound production to make an enjoyable series,” he says.


It’s How You Think

Category: Best Health and Wellness Podcast

Submitted by Steve Hirst

It’s How You Think is hosted by Leon Stensolm, who set up a youth drop-in centre called Lookout 07, which has seen 3,500 mostly troubled youth take advantage of a safe space, fully supervised and free for young people aged 12 to 25.

The centre has a fully equipped gym, half basketball court, pool table, table tennis table, indoor games space and chill out zone.

Steve (pictured above) says “In producing It’s How You Think, we aim to be relatable, hearing others share their personal journeys with mental health can help listeners feel less alone in their struggles and provide Inspiration and hope, in sharing success stories and recovery journeys can provide hope and motivation for listeners facing similar issues.”

“The list of high-profile guests has been amazingly open and candid talking about their struggles and the tools they use to overcome them.”

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