Popular podcast Neighbuzz has won best podcast in the TV/Film category at the Australian Podcast Awards.

Australia’s top podcasters were celebrated in Sydney tonight at Cast Away, the first annual Podcast Awards in Australia. More than 200 guests filled Giant Dwarf Theatre to see the awards for best podcasts across 10 categories. They were sponsored by the Australian startup Podmatcher who launched their beta website on the same night.

 

Neighbuzz is a Melbourne-based podcast that recaps episodes of the aussie soap Neighbours often featuring the cast as guests. Neighbours is one of the longest running TV shows in Australia which first aired in 1985.

One of the Judges, Jarrod Pickford from Podmatcher remarked, “this was totally unexpected. I thought people had stopped watching Neighbours but clearly not. The podcast is really funny and it’s gained some momentum in the past few months”.

Runners up were The Radioactive Lounge and The Binge by the Mamma Mia network.