Do not adjust your media player, as we have some podcast news.
The recent foray into the world of podcast sitcoms for Tony Martin has paid off. Childproof – the unproduced sitcom Martin had written for TV, but adapted to podcast format due to the TV execs claiming it was ‘too niche’, is up for a Best Comedy award for the Australian Podcast Awards. The six-episode podcast is written by Martin and Sarina Rowell, and stars Martin, Geraldine Quinn, Lachy Hulme, Roz Hammond, Damian Cowell, Andrew McClelland and many more, while produced by Matt Dower and Bad Producer Productions and recorded in front of a live audience at the Melbourne Fringe Festival in 2017.
The winner announcement for the Australian Podcast Awards will happen May 5, 2018.
Official site: childproofpodcast.com
UPDATE: Childproof took the Best Comedy podcast award! Congratulations, Tony and co.!
And the next part of podcast news:
Our 8 & 1/2 cents a day from the ABC goes even further, with more episodes of Santo, Sam & Ed’s Total Football podcast – starring Santo Cilauro, Sam Pang and Ed Kavalee. While Total Football episodes have continued to churn out over the holiday period with fresh and best-of episodes, the ABC have announced that Santo, Sam & Ed will record all-new episodes covering the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, both in audio and video form.
So you will be able to get the audio version through the regular podcast channels, the video version will feature the trio in the studio recording the episode, along with any special guests, and will be available via ABC iView – a similar setup to their 3 episode experiment in May 2017.
Official site: Santo, Sam and Ed Total Football – ABC.