Meet some more entrants in the 2023 Radio Today Podcast Awards


Today we meet some more of the contenders in the 2023 Radio Today Podcast Awards.

Given the standard of entries this year, our judges will certainly have their work cut out.

Remember, if you’re still thinking about having a crack, the entry deadline has been extended to 11.59pm Monday June 12th, 2023.


Ali Aitken

Category: Podcast Executive Producer of the Year

Ali admits that podcasting is not where she thought she’d be right now. Always a keen storyteller, one day on a whim (while looking for low-key activities to do when recovering from a broken back) she decided to do a degree course in radio at AFTRS in Sydney.

“There, I fell in love with digital media,” Ali says.

Having graduated at the age of 50, Ali is a big believer that you’re never too old to learn or be inspired.

“I have worked my way up to Podcast Content & Partnership Manager/Executive Producer of Network 10’s podcast slate.”

“As Executive Producer I manage the production of high-quality original episodic content for the entire slate.”


Todd Stevens

Category: Podcast Executive Producer of the Year

Todd is a Senior Executive Producer for LiSTNR‘s branded podcasts.

He’s a creative audio content specialist with more than 16 years’ experience.

“That experience has seen me conceptualising and executing multiple podcasts, and also training and leading teams of podcast producers at a senior management level.”

“My focus has been on creating unique content that meets the needs of our clients while offering something new and creative to audiences.”


Gavin Pitchford

Category: Audio Producer of the Year

In his role as Audio Producer at News Corp Australia, Gavin looks after the audio and video content creation for The Matty Johns Podcast.

Gavin says the podcast has seen a 10% increase in downloads from the previous judging period to this one, with 4,203,491 downloads to the feed May 1st 2022 to May 1st 2023.

“During that period of time I have overseen the publishing of 82 episodes, created over 160 social assets and a dozen or so long-form video versions of the pod.”

The Matty Johns Podcast is consistently in the top five most popular sport podcasts in the country according to the Triton Podcast Ranker.


Stephanie Corsetti

Category: Best Significant Others Podcast

Unnamed in Lights‘ champions undiscovered talent and highlights the work of musicians, plus other underrated artists.

Stephanie says this podcast became a vehicle for out-of-work creatives to air their frustrations that mounted during the Covid pandemic when shows shut down and gave highly respected entertainers a voice when some felt ignored.

“The monthly episodes inspire anyone to strive for their dreams and show the dedication of home-grown talent who slog it out abroad.”

“This is a passion project produced on the sidelines of my journalism career.”


Steve Hirst

Category: Best Significant Other Podcast

In Pursuit of Hoppiness is a podcast series that celebrates the people behind the pint of Australia’s Craft Beer Capital – the Sunshine Coast.

Podcast host and news anchor Paul Taylor speaks with 16 independent Sunshine Coast craft brewers to unveil their craft brewing stories. Think experimental home brews, burning ambitions and above all else, good beer!


Liam Renton

Category: The RØDE Prize

Liam produces and hosts the popular Christmas Podding podcast.

“Punching above our weight, it was recently voted the THIRD best Christmas Podcast on the planet,” Liam says.

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