An emerging audio producer and artist, Talia Augustidis took UCL’s audio courses with Nina Garthwaite, graduating in English literature in 2021. Since then she has produced work for BBC Radio 4's Short Cuts (‘The Balloon’ and ‘Checking One’s Levels’), the Financial Times and Times Radio. She worked as a junior producer for Message Heard, which involved producing her own work including UnReality, an original podcast series for Transmission Roundhouse in which she traces the lines between fact and fiction. The series was an official Tribeca selection in 2022. She now works as a producer for Broccoli Productions.
Augustidis runs monthly listening events with In the Dark, London and writes a monthly newsletter, All Hear, supported by Transom. This grew out of a bumper-pack of resources she put together as her own initiative to make the industry a little easier to navigate. “Among all the projects Talia has worked on,” the judges said, “what impressed me the most was her initiative to fill a gap in the industry. Her drive to make the audio industry more accessible to individuals from diverse backgrounds is truly inspiring and showcases her leadership qualities.”
Talia has a rare sensitivity for sound, storytelling and creating community. Although early in her career, she has won numerous awards including the Prix Europe Rising Star Award 2021, Gold at the Charles Parker Prize 2022, she was a finalist for The Whickers Radio and Audio Funding Award, was highly commended at the 2022 Audio Producer Awards for the Best New Producer category and won bronze for Best New Voice.
Suzie McCarthy, audio producer, Freelance
Jennifer Jerrett, managing editor, Atlantic Public Media/Transom
Arielle Nissenblatt, founder, EarBuds Podcast Collective