ABC Audio Studios Podcast Fund

ABC Audio Studios is the ABC's new digital-first audio content production house.  Our team makes compelling and distinctive podcasts for an audience on-the-go

We recently put out a call for new podcast ideas, asking you to help us create a potential hit show. The response was incredible - there were almost 1200 submissions!

Submissions have now closed and in late February we'll announce the podcasts we've commissioned for piloting or production.

Submissions for Earshot remain open, so scroll down if you'd like to pitch your idea.


Ends on May 1, 2018

Welcome!  This is your first port of call for pitching an idea to Earshot, ABC RN’s features and documentary program.

If you’re interested in contributing, click submit and tell us all about it.

We are looking for:

* stories about modern life, history and creativity.

* new and fresh ideas

* a sense of narrative

* a deep engagement with the people in the program

* creative use of audio to tell the story: compelling writing, location recordings, readings and archives.

We also accept series ideas that naturally stretch across several episodes.

Please fill out the form as best as you can at this point. If we have any additional questions, we will be in touch, and if we don’t feel your idea is right for Earshot, we'll let you know.

We welcome up to three proposals, per producer, per round. If you have any audio or text to include, please upload at the next step. If you have any questions about submitting, contact us at