2021 Australian Podcast Awards: Full list of winners

Australian podcast awards

• The ceremony celebrated the who’s who and what’s what of Australian podcasting

The winners of the 2021 Australian Podcast Awards, powered by Acast, have been announced at an in-person ceremony celebrating the best Australian podcasts of the year across 29 different categories. 

Hosted by comedic duo Susie Youssef and Harley Breen, the ceremony celebrated the who’s who and what’s what of Australian podcasting – from Best True Crime to Best Comedy and Best Sex & Relationship podcasts.

Dating and relationship podcast from Bachelor alumni Laura Byrne and Brittney Hockley, Life Uncut, took home the Listeners’ Choice Award for the second year in a row, while romantic dramedy fiction podcast, Private Affairs, took home Podcast of the Year. Julia Gillard’s A Podcast of One’s Own was awarded the coveted Spotlight Award, whereas The Nurse took home the award for True Crime podcast. 

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Life Uncut

Other winners included Dan Illic picking up Best Comedy for A Rational Fear, radio host Christian O’Connell won Best Entertainment Podcast for his show Stuff of Legends whilst Mastermind and The School That Tried to End Racism presenter Marc Fennel won Best Creativity for his podcast Stuff the British Stole. After grabbing the silver award last year, Shoes Off which chronicles Asian Australian culture, bagged the gold for Smartest Podcast.

Stuff the British Stole

Over 90 judges listened to nearly 1,000 submissions to find these winners, and over 40,000 Australians voted in this year’s Listeners’ Choice poll, supported by LiSTNR.

Matt Deegan, director at the Australian Podcast Awards, said: “Australia continues to lead the way when it comes to amazing podcast content that entertains, informs and even inspires. We’ve seen another incredible year of entries and the award winners represent the best of the best. We’re thrilled to celebrate both in person and digitally this year. Congratulations to all the winners and nominees across the 29 categories.” 

2021 Australian Podcast Awards Winners:

Best Fiction Podcast – Private Affairs
Smartest Podcast – Shoes Off
Best Arts & Culture Podcast – The Culture
Best Wellbeing Podcast – Get Psyched
Best Comedy Podcast – A Rational Fear
Best Business Podcast – Propagate
Acast Moment Of The Year – The Nurse
Best Sex & Relationships Podcast – Cntroversy
Best Branded Content Podcast – Project ARI
Best Radio Podcast – Triple M’s Rush Hour with JB & Billy
Best Publisher or Network – DM Podcasts
Best Sport Podcast – Football Belongs
Best Current Affairs Podcast – Temporary
Best Lockdown Podcast – Linda Marigliano’s Tough Love
Best True Crime Podcast – The Nurse
Beat Entertainment Podcast – Stuff of Legends
Best Family Podcast – At Home With Brie
Best Interview – Bad Behavior
Best Documentary Podcast – The Sure Thing
Best New Podcast – Goodbye to All This
Best Indigenous Podcast – Brooke & Linda’s Dream Club
Spotlight Award – A Podcast of One’s Own with Julia Gillard
Bullseye Award – Empowerhouse
Best Creativity – Stuff The British Stole
Spotify Rising Star – Amelia Christo, StoryKids
Best Commercial Campaign – Jacob’s Creek – Finished Differently
Best Sales House – Mamamia
Listeners Choice – Life Uncut
Acast Podcast Of The Year – Private Affairs

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