Doomsday preppers take on the podcast world with Podquest win

Staff Writer

A podcast featuring Doomsday preppers facing off against a new mum riddled with anxiety has taken out the second Podquest series.

The NOVA Entertainment initiative was launched to to discover and support new and emerging podcasts from around Australia, and Sydneysider Wendy John now joins Phoebe Parsons as a Podquest winner.

Doomsday features around a new mum infected with anxieties about the crippling fear of nuclear war, all the way to a zombie apocalypse. The first episode will be released on Tuesday September 5, and will see celebrity preppers David and Lisa Oldfield reveal all their secrets from their Sydney bunker.

With Wendy taking out first place, she receives a production and marketing grant and also access to the Nova production facilities to create her podcasts.

Wendy expressed that she is “absolutely over the moon” with the win.

“I love podcasts, I think it’s great being able to listen on demand and I hope people will be able to enjoy the journey of Doomsday,” she said.

Jay Walkerden, NOVA Entertainment’s Head of Podcasting added: “Wendy’s ability to give us an insight into the minds of doomsday preppers in a fun and engaging way while showing respect to the content providers was exceptional.”

You can hear the trailer for season 1 of Doomsday here.

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