As well as our judge-selected awards, the Australian Podcast Awards also features a category chosen by the podcast listening public. This is podcasters’ chance to mobilise their fans and demonstrate the level of passion and dedication they can inspire in their community, showing why it's such an enduringly popular art form.
Winner: Basically Besties
Mum and daughter duo Kat and Latisha Clark don’t have your typical parent/child relationship — and this podcast is all the better for it. The two discuss everything about their lives, careers and relationships without filters and with no fear of oversharing. The chemistry between the two is infectious, and the stories are deeply personal.
The show follows a twice-weekly schedule, with Tuesday’s episode focused on the latest gossip from the two hosts’ lives. But on Thursdays, the pair turn to its Gen-Z audience for inspiration, reacting to their juiciest confessions and letting their chat spin off from there.
Impressive growth has been driven by viral clips of the show on TikTok, where the two have five million followers between them. The quality of the podcast led to Basically Besties becoming part of the Acast Creator Network earlier this year.