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Australian Podcast Awards: 2019 winners

PRESS RELEASE — May 20, 2019

The biggest celebration ever of Australian podcasting took place on Saturday 18 May, attracting over 400 people from across the country to Sydney’s Seymour Centre.

Podcast hosts, producers, judges and fans were in attendance to network, and celebrate the local podcast industry, and see over $10,000 worth of prizes and trophies awarded.

Wrong Skin, a true crime podcast from The Age, about the 1994 disappearance and death of two Indigenous young adults in the Kimberley, took out the award for Investigative Journalism & True Crime, Presented by Stitcher.

Wrong Skin also won the inaugural Podcast of the Year award, beating out Annabel Crabb and Leigh Sales’s Chat 10 Looks 3. Sales and Crabb accepted their awards for Literature, Arts & Music, as well as TV, Film & Pop Culture, via video, as their Federal Election broadcast commitments saw them otherwise engaged.

The third podcast to receive multiple accolades was Tony Martin’s SIZZLETOWN, which won both Comedy and the Yamaha Prize for Outstanding Podcast Production.

Still Jill, which brings listeners inside host Jill Emberson’s personal account of living with ovarian cancer, won Documentary & Storytelling, Presented by Zoom.

On a night where the Federal Election dominated political narratives outside the Seymour Centre, Russia, If You’re Listening, a podcast about Trump and the Mueller investigation, won Political, Social & Cultural Affairs.

Podcasts

Podcast of the Year
Wrong Skin
The Age and Sydney Morning Herald / Omny Studio
Investigative Journalism & True Crime
Wrong Skin
The Age and Sydney Morning Herald / Omny Studio
Documentary & Storytelling
Still Jill
ABC Radio / ABC
Independent True Crime
Let’s Talk About Sects
Sarah Steel/Fireside
Literature, Arts & Music
Chat 10 Looks 3
Leigh Sales, Annabel Crabb / Whooshkaa
TV, Film & Pop Culture
Chat 10 Looks 3
Leigh Sales, Annabel Crabb / Whooshkaa
Comedy
Tony Martin’s Sizzletown
Pots n Pans Productions / Podbean
Outstanding Podcast Production
Tony Martin’s Sizzletown
Pots n Pans Productions / Podbean
Popular Vote
Shameless
Zara McDonald and Michelle Andrews / Whooshkaa
Best Fancast
Eyes On Gilead: A Handmaid’s Tale Podcast
SBS
Business & Marketing
Lady Startup
Mamamia Podcasts
Best Interview Show
The Five of My Life
PodcastOne Australia
Lifestyle, Health & Wellness
The Pineapple Project
ABC Radio / ABC
Branded Podcast
Tough Conversations with Henry Rollins
Mercedes-Benz Vans Australia / Whooshkaa
Technology
Download This Show
ABC Radio National / ABC
Political, Social & Cultural Affairs
Russia, If You’re Listening
ABC Radio / ABC
Sport & Recreation
Zwift SBS Cycling Central Podcast
SBS
Best New Podcaster
STAGES with Peter Eyers
Peter Eyers / Whooshkaa
Diversity & Inclusion in Podcasting
Queerstories
Maeve Marsden / Omny Studio
Family & Kids
Fierce Girls
ABC Radio / ABC
Science & Medicine
Science Friction
ABC Radio National / ABC
Career & Industry
Teachers’ Education Review
Soundcloud
Fiction
The Fitzroy Diaries
ABC Radio National / ABC
Gaming
Pixel Sift
Pixel Sift / Omny Studio
Best Audiogram
Across the Aisle
Simplecast

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Wrong Skin
By The Age and Sydney Morning Herald

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