This year’s winners of the Australian Podcast Awards, powered by iHeart, have been revealed.
The red carpet ceremony took place at the Seymour Theatre in Sydney on 21 November – the finalists having been revealed earlier this month – and was hosted by Mitch Churi, award-winning host of KIIS FM TV’s music podcast The Night Show.
With nearly 650 submissions this year, winners across 33 categories were announced, with history podcast The Last Outlawstaking home the highly anticipated iHeart Podcast of The Year award and Best History Podcast. The podcast uncovers the misunderstood history of Aboriginal outlaw brothers Jimmy and Joe Governor, and was co-written and narrated by a descendant of the former, Leyroy Parsons.
“[Jimmy]…may have committed those crimes; at the end of the day he was a husband and he was a father and people forget that about him, and doing this podcast has enabled my family to claim him and own him and be proud of him as a man,” said Parsons.
Another category, the Listener’s Choice Awards, supported by audio entertainment platform LiSTNR, was voted for by over 62k members of the Australian public, with sex & relationships podcast Life Uncut, by co-hosts Brittany Hockley and Laura Byrne, coming out on top for the third year in a row.
Other podcasts that won big at the ceremony include non-fiction Audible original The Greatest Menace: Inside the Gay Prison Experiment for Best True Crime and Best Creativity, Broadwave’s domestic violence awareness podcast Tender: Roja Atmarfor Best Factual and Best Documentary, Dan Ilic’s A Rational Fearwon Best Comedy Podcast for the third year in a row, and Spotify’s biographic podcast Who Is Daniel Johns? for the Spotlight Award.
“This podcast took three years of our life but we persevered through the many closed doors as it was a story that just had to be told,” said host of The Greatest Menace Patrick Abboud. “We thank the brave people that let us into their lives to expose those injustices.”
Lastly, a new category was added to this year’s awards ceremony, Best Parenting Podcast, which was awarded to parenting author and educator Maggie Dents for her podcastParental As Anything.