Axel Kacoutié

Axel Kacoutié (@AxelKacoutie) (he/him, they/them) is a creator who's been crafting sound, music, and words to challenge the familiar and revive a magic in the mundane.

Their work has featured on the BBC and spaces like the Barbican. They've received the Third Coast Best Documentary: Gold Award, and awards from Sarah Lawrence College International Audio Fiction Award, British Podcast Awards, and more.

They are also the Creative Director of Sound for Guardian Podcasts (UK) and the sound designer and theme composer for its flagship daily news podcast, Today in Focus.


Without further ado... here are the eleven extraordinary stories reflect the finest work in the narrative audio industry & push the boundaries of audio storytelling, selected by these 20 judges, and in the categories of... Best New Artist, Radio Impact, Best News Feature, Audio Unbound, Best Documentary: Short, Best Documentary: Non-English Language, Best Serialized Story, Best Documentary (Gold, Silver, Bronze), and Directors’ Choice: