Awards nights - podcasting's winners in Britain and Australia
May 20, 2019 · 2.8 minutes to read
The British Podcast Awards were held on Saturday night in London, UK. Hosted by Cariad Lloyd, George the Poet swept the board with five gold awards. Brexitcast won the Listener’s Choice award. There’s a full winners list of the best British podcasts on our website.
The Australian Podcast Awards were also held on Saturday night, in Sydney NSW, Australia. Wrong Skin won the podcast of the year; the ABC won seven awards. You can watch the entire ceremony here; and listen to all the winners of the best Australian podcasts on our website.
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It’s beyond critical to have downtime. Time to think. Time when we are neither creating nor consuming content. Time when we are just being. Just driving. Just walking. Just riding the subway.
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