Allow us to introduce your MCs for the evening, Tom Hogan and Bonnie Leigh-Dodds. Tom and Bonnie are podcasters, theatre producers, and entertainers.
In 2018, they reached audiences all over Australia with their hit podcast Missing Richard Mercer and the sold out performance seasons of Love Song Dedications (Without Richard Mercer) in Sydney and Melbourne.
Tom Hogan is a multidisciplinary artist working across music and radio art, as well as writing and performance. He produced Missing Richard Mercer and the digital project and podcast Obscure Music History. He is a co-founding member of Ten Tonne Sparrow, creating comedy performance lectures, such as Alien Carl Sagan (2018) and Love Song Dedications (without Richard Mercer) (2018). He was just awarded Teacher Of The Year at JMC, and he's unsure if this should go in his bio or not, but his mum will be very proud, so why not?
Bonnie Leigh-Dodds is an arts manager and artist working in experimental art, performance, theatre...and now...podcasts! In 2018 she co-created and performed in Love Song Dedications (Without Richard Mercer) and was Executive Producer of Missing Richard Mercer the accompanying podcast. When she was 6 she forced her entire school to watch her do a one woman performance of Riverdance and her life has been more or less that kind of vibe for the last 20 years.
about the event
The Australian Podcast Awards will be a celebration of our podcast community, a night to celebrate finalists and winners, but most importantly a night when the entire community gets together to celebrate this great industry we’re a part of.
Dress in your party clothes, strut the red carpet event, enjoy waiters serving you fancy food on platters, and enjoy meeting and mingling with your favourite podcasters at intermission and the afterparty in the foyer. Because you, podcaster, deserve it.
A theatre-style awards ceremony full of suspense and entertainment will celebrate and reflect our diverse and growing podcast community. The Seymour Centre is one of the most established, central and iconic 500-seat theatres in Sydney.