Life Uncut wins Listeners’ Choice at Australian Podcast Awards

Staff Writer

The Australian Podcast Awards were held over the weekend, with 27 category winners taking home trophies.

The Listeners’ Choice Award went to Laura Byrne and Brittany Hockley’s Life Uncut, which is part of Australian Radio Network’s (ARN) iHeartPodcast Network.

The overall Podcast of the Year – selected from the winners of the other categories – went to Birds Eye View, a podcast about women in the Darwin Correctional Centre. The prison has the capacity for 1,048 prisoners. 80 of those are for women.

The Moment of the Year went to Matt Okine and Alex Dyson’s PodcastOne offering Matt & Alex All Day Breakfast for Okine’s heartfelt and personal reflections on the Black Lives Matter protests. The judges said the moment was something that could only have come to fruition on a podcast.

“It was a perfect example of why this medium is able to bring nuance and empathy to an issue in a way that you simply can’t do in other forms of broadcasting,” the Australian Podcast Awards said.

The Best Radio Podcast went to Double J’s Take 5, while Best Entertainment Podcast went to Just The Gist, for making the judges sound really smart at dinner parties.

The full list of winners for the 2020 Australian Podcast Awards is below.

Best Comedy Podcast
A Rational Fear
Silver: Tony Martin’s SIZZLETOWN
Bronze: Dragon Friends

Best Family Podcast
Gold: The Squiz Kids
Silver: Busy Bodies with Mr Snot Bottom
Bronze: Little Yarns

Best Documentary Podcast
Gold: Birds Eye View
Silver: Inside The Big Day Out
Bronze: Full Story

Best Fiction Podcast
Destination: Earth
Silver: Six Cold Feet
Bronze: Nocturnal Transmissions

Smartest Podcast
Gold: She’s On The Money
Silver: Ask The Specialist: Larrakia, Tiwi and Yolngu Stories to Inspire Better Healthcare 
Bronze: Science Vs

Best Arts & Culture Podcast
Gold: Bad Behaviour
Silver: Margin Notes
Bronze: Eyes on Gilead: A Handmaid’s Tale Podcast

Best True Crime Podcast
Gold: Unravel
Silver: The Lighthouse
Bronze: Nut Jobs: Cracking California’s Strangest $10 Millon Heist 

Best Sport Podcast
Gold: Ordineroli Speaking
Silver: The 19th Tee Podcast
Bronze: Dyl and Friends

Best Branded Podcast
Gold: That’s Incredible
Silver: Beyond Blue: Not Alone
Bronze: This Girl Can

Best Entertainment Podcast
Just The Gist
Silver: The Wellness Collective
Bronze: Matt & Alex All Day Breakfast

Moment of the Year
Gold:Matt & Alex All Day Breakfast
Squiz Kids Q&A

Best New Podcast
Gold: 7AM
Silver: Life Uncut
Bronze: Who The Hell Is Hamish?

Best Indigenous Podcast
Gold: Little Yarns
Silver: Search Engine Sex
Bronze: My Mum is a Pornstar

Best Lockdown Podcast
Gold: The New Social Contract
Silver: Busy Bodies with Mr Snot Bottom
Bronze: Coronacast

Best Business Podcast
Gold: Women Are The Business
Silver: Building A Unicorn
Bronze: She’s On The Money

Best Interview Podcast
Gold: In My Country
Silver: Shoes Off
Bronze: The Hardest Word

Best Wellbeing Podcast
Gold: Curveball: The Club You Didn’t Want to be Part Of
Silver: Young Blood – Men’s Health Matters
Bronze: Healthy-ish

Best Sex and Relationships Podcast
Gold: Search Engine Sex
Silver: Love Etc.
Bronze: My Mum Is A Pornstar

Best Current Affairs Podcast
Gold: Background Briefing
Silver: Full Story
Bronze: 7AM

Best Radio Podcast
Gold: Take 5
Silver: Studio 1
Bronze: Background Briefing

Podcast Champion Award

The Spotlight Award
Gold: Science Vs
Silver: The Last Voyage of the Pong Su
Bronze: The Lighthouse

The Bullseye Award
Gold: The Gays Are Revolting
Silver: Prof Joe Covid 19 Aged Care Podcast
Bronze: All Ears

Best Podcast Publisher or Network
Gold: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Silver: PodcastOne Australia
Bronze: The Squiz

The Creativity Award
Gold: Science Vs: Pandemic
Silver: The Last Voyage of the Pong Su
Bronze: Tony Martin’s SIZZLETOWN

Listeners Choice Award
Gold: Life Uncut
Silver: Happy Hour with Lucy and Nikki
Bronze: Mamamia Out Loud

Podcast of the Year
Birds Eye View

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