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Winners of the Asia Podcast Awards Announced

PRESS RELEASE — November 28, 2019

Celebrating podcasts made in Asia, winners in the inaugural Asia Podcast Awards were announced earlier this month.

The Asia Podcast Awards are designed to grow Asia’s rising podcast industry through greater awareness, collaboration and recognition of podcasters here. These award winners are at the forefront of podcasts created in Asia, showcasing available talent as well as a diverse range of voices as seen only in the region.

The Awards were announced at the Asia Podcast Summit Live Event, led by MeaVox Live at Google Singapore earlier this month. Nations that participated ranged from all across Asia: from Singapore to Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Hong Kong, South Korea, India, and many more.

More than 100 entries were submitted to the awards for consideration in categories including Best Business Podcast, Best Education Podcast, Best Entertainment Podcast, Best Technology Podcast, and Asia’s Best Podcast. Nominations went through an extensive judging process, bringing finalists down to 3 per category, and 6 for Asia’s Best Podcast.

The 2019 Asia Podcast Winners are as follows:

Asia’s Best Podcast

The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap

The pop culture podcast that isn’t afraid to pop the bubble.

Best Business Podcast

Paisa Vaisa

The Paisa Vaisa podcast helps you understand all things money so that you can make well-informed financial decisions. Understand the basics every week as host, Anupam Gupta, talks with experts across a wide spectrum of the banking and financial services industry: CIOs, CEOs, startup founders, bloggers, advisers, even kids - all of them are part of the awesome line up of guests on the show.

Finalists include: The LITO Podcast, Shunya One

Best Technology Podcast

Inside China Tech

Zen Soo digs into the big tech stories being talked about inside and outside of China, bringing essential background, context and analysis to the news of the week. Joining her are SCMP reporters based in Hong Kong and the tech centres of mainland China. Brought to you by the South China Morning Post.

Finalists include: Asia VC Cast, Tech Careers In The New

Best Education Podcast

Let’s Talk About

Weekly wrap of events of the week peppered with context, commentary and opinion by a superstar panel.

Finalists include: Selling in Asia, Optimo Podcast

Best Entertainment Podcast

Eat Drink Asia

Bernice Chan and Alkira Reinfrank take you beyond restaurant reviews and ratings for monthly in-depth features about cuisine and culture in China, Hong Kong and Asia. Brought to you by the South China Morning Post.

Finalists include: 青春抛物线 (Pillars of Youth), Varta Lab


Finalists are given the following as prizes from sponsors:

Winners are provided the above as well as the following prizes:

In addition, “The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap” will also receive:

For a complete list of winners, finalists and more information, visit:​ ​


MeaVox Live is a Singapore-based podcast consulting and training company. We are a start-up with a mission to grow the podcast industry and build the podcast ecosystem in Asia. We believe in helping others to speak up and share their stories, causes, wisdom, expertise and voices through podcasts. With a greater diversity in the podcast space, we hope to bring greater wisdom, compassion and peace to humanity.

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