Calling All Podcasters! My RØDE Cast Has Returned With $150K In Prizes To Be Won

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We’re thrilled to announce the return of My RØDE Cast!

My RØDE Cast is our annual podcasting competition that we launched in 2019. It was a hugely successful inaugural year with $AUD 150K (more than 3 million Baht) of RØDE podcasting gear being awarded to podcasters around the world. 2020 will see My RØDE Cast kick up a notch, with more prizes and more chances to win. 

To be in the running, podcasters need to submit an original podcast, 1-2 minutes in length. This can be on any topic and in any style – a condensed version of an existing podcast, a teaser for a longer episode, or a snappy show that leaves us wanting more. Anyone can enter, even if you’re a beginner. All we’re looking for is podcasts with big ideas!

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To enter My RØDE Cast:

  • Head to and register or log in to receive the starter pack. This includes all the details of the competition, links to podcasting how-tos, tips and inspiration, and awesome freebies from Adobe and
  • Record your podcast! The entrants can use any equipment they like to create their podcasts. They are not required to use RØDE equipment.!
  • Upload it to My RØDE Cast hosting platform Anchor.
  • Log in to your My RØDE Cast account and submit your podcast.
  • Share your podcast far and wide – there’s a People Choice prize to be won!

Click here for the full details on how to enter. Entries close 12PM (AEST) Tuesday, June 16th, 2020.


This year, we have a panel of podcasting heavyweights from different corners of the industry who will be deciding on the winners. They’ll be looking for podcasts that are original, engaging, and leave them wanting more. They’ll also be judging the production of each podcast – audio quality, editing skills, use of music and sound effects, flow and delivery.

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Hrishikesh Hirway

Hrishikesh Hirway is the Creator and Host of Song Exploder, a podcast where musicians break down the creative process behind their songs (and has featured such distinguished guests as Fleetwood Mac, Iggy Pop, St. Vincent and Tame Impala). He's a musician himself and has released four albums under the name The One AM Radio, and composed scores for film and television. Hrishi is also the Co-host and Producer of the podcasts The West Wing Weekly and Home Cooking.

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Jacob Salamon

Jacob Salamon is the Co-Founder of WISECRACK, a Los Angeles-based media collective of podcasters, artists, filmmakers, comedians and academics who share an endless curiosity for exploring and questioning the world. At WISECRACK, Jacob fuses his passions for design, education, broadcasting, and technology by serving as the Creative Director and Producer for all its projects. WISECRACK’s content, including numerous podcasts, reaches more than 50 million people per month.

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Leah Harris

Leah Harris is Australia's Podcast Producer at Spotify, the world’s most popular global audio streaming subscription service with 271m users, including 124m subscribers, across 79 markets. Spotify transformed music listening forever when it launched in Sweden in 2008 and today offers subscribers audio content for every moment, every day, everywhere with over 50 million tracks, including 700,000 podcast titles.


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There are three prize packs to be won loaded with RØDE podcasting gear, including the RØDECaster Pro, Procasters and PodMics, NT-USB Minis and accessories. There is also Adobe Creative Cloud subscriptions, sound effect packs from, and acoustic kits from Primacoustic to be won – everything you need to kickstart your podcast or take it to the next level.

There are three prize packs up for grabs: the Major Prize, Runner Up and People’s Choice. Check out the prizes packs here.