Doomsday podcaster wins Nova’s second Podquest

Doomsday episode one will launch next month

Nova Entertainment has announced Wendy John, with her podcast Doomsday, as the winner of the second Podquest series. Podquest is an initiative that was launched to discover and support new and emerging podcasts from around Australia.

John has won a production and marketing grant and access to Nova Entertainment’s production facilities, technical expertise and distribution channels to create her podcast series.

In Doomsday, preppers face-off with serious science for a pop-culture smackdown with Wendy John – a new mum freshly infected with anxieties about everything from nuclear war to a zombie apocalypse. Episode one, to be released on Tuesday 5 September, will see celebrity preppers David and Lisa Oldfield reveal all their secrets from their Sydney bunker.

Jay Walkerden, Nova Entertainment’s head of podcasting, said, “Doomsday stood out to our judges. Wendy’s ability to give us an insight into the minds of Doomsday preppers in a fun and engaging way while showing respect to the content providers was exceptional. We are excited by this very different podcast.”

Wendy John’s winning podcast was selected from the top 10 finalists by an internal and external industry panel including Henrik Isaksson, country manager at Acast, the world’s leading technology platform for on-demand and podcasting.

The trailer for Doomsday can be found at podquest.com.au.

Podquest series one winner Phoebe Parsons launched the first three episodes of her podcast Confessions of a Twenty Something Train Wreck earlier this month. Listen here.

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