“Nothing beats the authenticity and intimacy of podcasting,” says Osher Günsberg, leading broadcast television host and podcaster. And I can attest to this. In April, when COVID-19 was unleashing mass destruction across the globe, I spoke with the media personality on mental health and domestic violence in response to his podcast Better Than Yesterday.
Podcasting is a means of not only one-way communication, it is a means of open conversation. From politics, sex, true crime, you name it, there’s probably a podcast for it. And this year, the Australian Podcast Awards has returned to tell the best of these stories.
This week, the lauded event now in its fourth year announced its prestigious judging panel with global and local industry heavyweights determining the best Australian podcasts of 2020. Günsberg will be joined by fellow podcaster Georgia Love from Everyone Has An Ex, with 50 other journalists (yours truly), production experts, and podcasting fiends.
“A voyeur by nature, podcasting has allowed me to really do what I love – tell amazing stories,” says Love. “I know all about the blood, sweat and tears that go into getting a podcast off the ground. That’s why I jumped at the opportunity to join the panel of industry leaders for the Australian Podcasting Awards and show my support for the industry. Who knows, I might even find my next podcast obsession.”
With entries closing tomorrow, September 25, the judging panel of industry experts will determine nominees from the provided category shortlists. Category winners will then be announced at a virtual event in November. Entries a self-nominated with over 20 categories.
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