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Oz Podcast Winners Revealed

Sunday 22 November, 2020

Womens’ Prison Doco-Series, Birds Eye View, Named Podcast of the Year.

Life Uncut, hosted by The Bachelor alumni Laura Byrne and Brittney Hockley, named Listener’s Choice.



The winners of the Australian Podcast Awards for 2020 were announced last night (21/11), celebrating the best Australian podcasts across 24 different categories.

Birds Eye View, a revealing docu-series about life in a Northern Territory women’s prison, has been named Podcast of the Year, and Life Uncut, hosted by The Bachelor alumni Laura Byrne and Brittney Hockley, was named the Listeners’ Choice after a public vote of over 45,000 listeners.

Other big winners from the ceremony include Matt & Alex - All Day Breakfast (Moment of the Year for their reaction to the Black Lives Matter protests), daily news show 7AM (Best New Podcast) and Science Vs (Spotlight Award for its remarkable foresight in imagining a fictional pandemic). 

Hosted by Aussie comedian, presenter and podcast fan Froomes, the ceremony celebrated the best content and creators in the on-demand audio industry across 24 different categories. The live stream hooked up over 100 nominees from across Australia with winners doing acceptance speeches from their homes.

Winners' List: 2020 Australian Podcast Awards:


Podcast of the Year supported by PodcastOne Australia

  • Winner: BIRDS EYE VIEW (StoryProjects with women in Darwin Correctional Centre)

The Listener’s Choice

  • Winner: Life Uncut Podcast (Laura Byrne, Brittany Hockley & iHeartPodcast Network Australia)

Podcast Champion supported by Nova Entertainment

  • Recipient: Audiocraft Festival

The Spotlight Award supported by iHeart Podcast Network Australia


Moment of the Year supported by Acast

The Bullseye Award supported by Acast

The Creativity Award supported by iHeart Podcast Network Australia

Best Lockdown Podcast

Best New Podcast supported by Acast

Best Arts and Culture Podcast

  • Winner: Bad Behavior (Nikila Cranage, Rosalind Anketell, Namcheja Maghembe)

  • Silver: Margin Notes (Yen Eriksen and Zoya Patel)

  • Bronze: Eyes on Gilead (Fiona Williams, Natalie Hambly, Sana Qadar, Haidee Ireland and Jeremy Wilmot for SBS) 

Best Branded Podcast supported by PodcastOne Australia

Best Business Podcast supported by Nova Entertainment

Best Comedy Podcast supported by Spotify for Podcasters

Best Current Affairs Podcast supported by Spotify for Podcasters

  • Winner: Background Briefing (The Background Briefing Team for Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

  • Silver: Full Story (The Guardian)

  • Bronze: 7AM (Schwartz Media)

Best Documentary Podcast supported by PodcastOne Australia

Best Entertainment Podcast supported by Podfollow

Best Family Podcast

Best Fiction Podcast

Best Indigenous Podcast supported by SoundCartel

Best Interview

Best Radio Podcast supported by Omny Studio by Triton by Triton Digital

Best Sex & Relationship Podcast supported by Piccolo Podcasts

Smartest Podcast

Best Sports Podcast supported by Whooshkaa

Best True Crime Podcast supported by Whooshkaa

Best Wellbeing Podcast

Best Network or Publisher supported by Omny Studio by Triton Digital

  • Winner: Australian Broadcasting Corporation

  • Silver: PodcastOne Australia

  • Bronze: The Squiz


Former manager of the ABC’s Audio Studios, Kellie Riordan, was part of the team honoured as Podcast Champion of the Year. 

Dave Gertler, Founder of the Australian Podcast Awards, said: “Last night’s ceremony was a wonderful and inspiring showcase of the breadth and diversity of Australian podcasts. When it comes to producing world class content, local creators continue to punch well above their weight. We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to celebrate the growth of the industry in Australia. Congratulations to all the winners and nominees across the 24 categories.” 

You can view the ceremony on the APA's website here




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