Bomaderry podcaster Andy Dowling is one of six finalists in the running for the ‘Host of the Year’ Australian Podcast Award.
His Self Starter podcast focuses on local businesses, and entrepreneurs.
Andy announced the good news via Twitter this week.
“Blown away,” he said.
“Thanks folks! So stoked to get Self Starter recognised.”
At this stage, the free podcast consists of 11 episodes.
Originally, the plan was to complete 10 episodes, but there has been plenty of interest from community members, and Andy couldn’t stop at 10.
“It’s done really well,” he said.
“I might start to go into different regions, and start highlighting what some Illawarra businesses are doing.
“Getting this recognition now, I’ve known deep down I was doing the right thing, but it’s a big validation to get a nod from the Australian Podcast Awards.”
The most recent episode centres around Bomaderry seaweed aquaculture farming business, Phyco Health, and is titled “When Science and Business Collide with Phyco Health”.
For now, it’s a nervous one-month wait until the winner is announced on May 5.