Antica Podcasts Win Big at the Inaugural International Women's Podcast Awards in UK

Toronto, Canada – September 26, 2021 – The inaugural International Women’s Podcast Awards announced its slate of winners today and two of Antica Productions’ latest shows took away the winning prize.

Seven Truths, produced by Tanya Talaga, Jolene Banning, and Debbie Pacheco, is the 2021 winner of the Moment of Behind-the-Scenes Brilliance category. “Seven Truths is deeply original, telling an important story that is rarely heard. It is beautifully created, highly evocative and really interesting. A brilliant listen,” said judging team. Seven Truths explores the Seven Grandfather Teachings – Love, Bravery, Humility, Wisdom, Honesty, Respect, and Truth through the eyes of Anishnaabe storyteller, Tanya Talaga as she shares her experiences with listeners. Through contemporary storytelling, these truths help us all find common ground here on Turtle Island, so we can live together, harmoniously and justly. This podcast was part of Audible’s inaugural ‘Canadian Originals’ slate.

“Proud to work with superstars Jolene Banning and Debbie Pacheco. Grateful they are being feted and honoured for all the work they did on Seven Truths,” said host Tanya Talaga.

Do You Know Mordechai?, produced by Kathleen Goldhar and Michelle Shephard, is the 2021 winner of the Moment of Cliff-Hanger Drama category. The judges called the six-part series “binge worthy and intriguing and captivating from the opening moment.” In this true crime podcast, host Kathleen Goldhar tells the story of her friend Arya’s relationship with the perfect man. After a tough divorce, everything was falling into place for Arya, Mordechai was everything: quirky, fun, and attentive. But one night a knock on Arya’s door revealed a woman who asked, “Do you know Mordechai?” The podcast is now available on all streaming platforms.


“Thanks to Skylark Collective for this recognition. This is for all the women that told their story,” said host Kathleen Goldhar.

Antica Productions’ is also proud to share that Hustled: When Your Boss is an App was a runner up in the Behind-the-Scenes Brilliance category. The podcast examines our increasing reliance on technology and how that technology is restructuring the gig economy. So, what does it mean when your boss is an app? Follow along as Sara Mojtehedzadeh as she follows a group of food couriers as they challenge the powerful business model – in a fight that could redefine the future of gig economy workers.

About Antica Productions

Antica Productions produces non-fiction podcasts, film and series which inform and inspire audiences around the world. One of North America’s largest independent podcast studios, its recent shows include Do You Know Mordechai? (NBC/USG); Art Bust: Scandalous Stories of the Art World (NBC/USG); The Followers: Madness of Two (NBC/USG); Highly Legal with Jay Baruchel (Audible) and two award-winning documentary films Captive (TVO); and Spirit to Soar (CBC). 2022 will see the launch of several new Antica co-productions, including the much anticipated Translators with the Black Eyed Peas.

Press Contact: Stuart Coxe, President



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