Sneak peek at some more great entries! Have you got yours in yet?

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We’re fast approaching the deadline to get your entries in for the 2024 Radio Today Podcast Awards, so it’s time to get moving!

With a swag of entries already submitted and a great RØDE prize up for grabs, the competition again promises to be fierce.

Remember, entries close at midnight on Sunday June 30. Registration and entry is free 

Today, we bring you another sneak peek at some of this year’s contenders:

 

 

The Good People Podcast

Category: Best New Podcast

Submitted by Andy Fithall

Andy Fithall believes there is a huge issue with mental health in our community. So, he’s creating media which helps alleviate the stresses of the world in which we live.

“At the start of the pandemic, March 2020, I created a good news show with my two young children called In Other Good News, says Andy.

“We would broadcast live on Facebook nightly to give people an alternative to the doom and gloom of COVID news. We could never truly measure our impact, but when we started getting messages telling us that we were the only thing people had in their day to look forward to, we knew we were making a difference.”

It was all the motivation they needed to continue.

Now, Andy has created a podcast which amplifies the stories of the good people in the world, who are doing their best to help in one way or another.

“I wanted to give listeners a chance to slip away from their stressful lives (and insta reels addictions) for a while, plus be inspired to do good, and I believed we could achieve this with inspiring long form interviews.”

“So I built a studio in my house, composed, performed and recorded a catchy theme song, and set about hunting down the best people I could find to interview.”

Some of these guests have included Bali Bombing and tsunami survivor Peter Baines, endurance athlete and stroke survivor Tommy Quick and Australian ADHD Conference Founder Rebecca Challoner.

 

 

Twoboo

Category: Best Factual Podcast

Submitted by Sean Costello

 Twoboo is a provocative podcast, more than 20 years in the making.

In the late 1990s, Melanie Skinner and Sean Costello recorded interviews with experts in many taboo topics for an award-winning University of Canberra radio show Taboo.

The Twoboo podcast revisits those topics with the same experts, from sexual assault to euthanasia and pornography.

Sean explains “We embarked on this project because we were genuinely curious to see how much community-attitudes, and those of our guests, had changed in the intervening years.”

“We are an indie, amateur production with most episodes recorded in the free podcasting studio of our local library.”

 

Melanated in Melbourne

Category: Best New Podcast

Submitted by R’ichard Caldwell

Melanated in Melbourne chronicles the lives of co-hosts Nicole and Ri’chard, two Black Americans living in Australia.

The podcast explores working abroad, Australian lingo, racism, culture shock, identity, heartbreak and more.

Having both lived in Australia for nearly a decade, these co-hosts are experts in the quirks of Melbourne and knew it would have been impossible to encapsulate all of their adventures in a phone call or instagram post. Thus, in June 2023, the podcast was born.

“Melanated in Melbourne intentionally amplifies the voices of historically disenfranchised individuals by primarily having people of colour, both local and international, come on the show to share their unique stories, with guests ranging from psychologists to drag queens,” says R’ichard.

 

Soooooo … time’s ticking. If you have any questions about entering, just contact the Radio Today Awards Team.

The Radio Today Podcast Awards – Australia/NZ with Headline Partner LiSTNR are back for the 4th year in a row. Also back as Supporting Partners are AFTRS and RØDE. This year, we welcome aboard Commercial Radio & Audio (CRA) – home of the ACRAs – as well as Triton Digital.

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