The Australian Podcast Awards has established a relationship with the National Film & Sound Archive of Australia. We are excited to announce that this means that the finalists and winners of the awards will be archived in the NFSA.
Thorsten Kaeding from the NFSA (also a judge at this year's awards) thinks that podcasting deserves to be celebrated, "Podcasting is a medium that is slowly being recognised as one of the most powerful and lasting platforms of expression and consumption of content, and it makes sense to include podcasting in the NFSA. We can't wait to begin archiving last year's winners, and I am excited to play a part in the process of deciding who will go in this year."
Thorsten Kaeding is the Curator of Sound at the NFSA. For 11 years, the NFSA has curated Sounds of Australia, a selection of sound recordings with cultural, historical and aesthetic significance and relevance, which inform or reflect life in Australia. Having worked for over 20 years at the NFSA, Thorsten is responsible for building, preserving and sharing their vast collection of Australian sound recordings.