CLANG!* Chat 10 Looks 3 Double Winner at Australian Podcast Awards

Chat 10 Looks 3 is delighted to have won two awards - in the categories ‘TV, Film & Pop Culture’ and ‘Literature, Arts & Music’ - at the 2019 Australian Podcast Awards.

To the dismay of Chat 10's hosts, Annabel Crabb and Leigh Sales, the awards ceremony in Sydney on Saturday evening clashed with the ABC's federal election night broadcast - meaning neither was able to attend.

"Behind our poker election-night faces, please know that we are really seriously delighted," Crabb said. "Podcasting is something we stumbled into, like a chancer somehow steered by Glenn Druery into the Senate."

"People often say awards like this are a team effort," added Sales, "but the fact is I've been carrying that other talentless bungler from day dot."

Crabb said: "Making Chat 10 Looks 3 - in all its shoddy, inconsistent glory - has been an unqualified delight. 

"The two of us love talking to each other. But the best thing about it has been the discovery of a whole community of listeners.

"We’ve never advertised the show. But somehow, through word of mouth, this vast community has formed, bringing terrible humour and good book recommendations and the salve of human kindness to what turns out to be quite a big audience for that kind of stuff."

"I'd add something further but as usual I can't get a word in edgewise," said Sales.

Chat 10 Looks 3 attracts more than 400,000 downloads per month and has a huge social media following on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Crabb and Sales extend their admiration and gratitude to Cathy Beale (producer, Brenda 1.0), Bec Sharkey (social media, Brenda 2.0), Gwen Blake (Bag Hag), Miranda Murphy (best newsletter in the business), Antony Stockdale (partnerships), Jeremy Storer (details-master and live events) and the volunteer Brendalings who help make the Facebook group the wonderful place it is.

Chat 10 Looks 3 is almost certainly the only podcast in Australia whose audience has:

Delivered a cabbage to a lady with breast cancer at Moruya Hospital in less than half an hour.
Found a pair of glasses when someone left them in Broome one time.
Comforted with a warm group hug countless people who have found themselves frightened or friendless.
Boosted national sales of the Salada cracker thanks to one weird recipe.

We also love the fact that our live shows have supported great charitable causes across Australia, from the Hobart Women’s Shelter to the Sydney Story Factory to Second Chance in Brisbane. 

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* Chatter-speak for the sound of a massive name-drop - for example, say, getting two gongs at the Australian Podcast Awards

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