We still can’t believe In My Country won Best Interview at the 2020 Australian Podcast Awards for our conversation with Alyas Taqawi.
We’ve gotten to share what it means to us, but as the man with the story, we wanted to hear from Alyas what it means to him. So, in the first bonus episode for season one, Adam reconnects with Alyas to discuss the win and how storytelling is in his blood.
Alyas also discusses his role on the board of the new organisation Refugee Voices, which aims to ensure that people from refugee backgrounds have a seat at the table on all decisions that effect them.
Listen now on your favourite podcast app or on the player below.
Our Panel at the REIMAGINE virtual festival – In My Country
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If you’d like to hear about the process of making In My Country, check out ‘Behind the Podcast‘ from the Australian Podcast Awards and Diamatina Media. We spoke to hosts Antony Stockdale and Jules Batstone about bringing the series to life and about our win at the Podcast Awards. Look for the episode released on 16 December 2020.
The other podcasts in our category and all of the other winners and nominees at the 2020 Australian Podcast Awards should be added to your podcast lists. We can particularly recommend Shoes Off, Birds Eye View, Conversations, The Hardest Word, The Regenerative Journey with Charlie Arnott, A Rational Fear and Ghosts of Boyfriends Past.
You can see a video of our very subdued reaction to winning Best Interview in the video below. The full broadcast of the 2020 Australian Podcast Awards ceremony is available online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A27PJj9UIOY
Sound is mixed by David Gaylard.
This season was sponsored by Multicultural Australia, a charity welcoming refugees, people seeking asylum, international students and other new arrivals to Queensland with the goal of creating a fairer, more prosperous society for all Queenslanders. Learn more by joining the Multicultural Australia community at www.multiculturalaustralia.org.au
We have included audio from the live broadcast of the 2020 Australian Podcast Awards in this episode. The ceremony was hosted by Lucinda Price aka Froomes. Sarah Steele can be heard announcing our win at the beginning of the episode.
All music is from Free Music Archive. We have cut and/or looped sections from the following tracks in this episode: