Marc Fennell’s Nut Jobs wins Best Podcast at Mumbrella’s Publish Awards

Staff Writer

Marc Fennell has won another podcast award, this time for his Audible Original Nut Jobs.

It has taken out tBest Podcast at the Mumbrella Publish Awards, beating out Mamamia Out Loud from Mamamia, Squiz Kids from The Squiz, I Catch Killers with Gary Jubelin from News Corp, and Extremes from VICE Australia with Spotify.

Nut Jobs tracks the story of a $10 million heist where dozens of trucks carrying nuts went missing from American highways.

Fennell said it was “without a doubt” one of the wildest things he’s ever worked on. The podcast took him into the world of organised crime, and includes everything from Spanish sperm counting to NASA satellites.

The judges of the Publish Awards said the podcast took its audience on a “rollercoaster of an adventure” and was “a fascinating story excellently told that looked globally for its content, and then told by Australians”.

Fennell’s previous podcast It Burns previously took out a Highly Commended at 2019’s Publish Awards. It was a five-part Audible Original Podcast investigating the race to breed the world’s hottest chilli. It won the Silver Narrative/ Documentary Podcast Trophy at the 2020 New York Festivals Radio Awards, and was nominated for the 2019 Rose D’Or Award for Audio Entertainment.

Fennell has also scored three nominations at the upcoming Australian Podcast Awards.

Nut Jobs is up for Best New Podcast and Best True Crime Podcast, while It Burns is in the running for Best Documentary Podcast.

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