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Mother Daughter True Crime Podcasting Team Nominated For Webby Award


HONG KONG, April 29, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Contact: Jules Hannaford
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"Fool Me Twice" Nominated For Best Writing In Podcasts In the 24th Annual Webby Awards

Fans Can Vote Online to Help "Fool Me Twice" Win Internet's Top Honor:

Hong Kong: 29/4/2020

Following an announcement today, "Fool Me Twice" True Crime podcast has been nominated for Best Writing in podcasts in the 24th Annual Webby Awards. Hailed as "the internet's highest honor" by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet. IADAS, which nominates and selects The Webby Award Winners, is comprised of Internet industry experts including Instagram Co-founder Kevin Systrom, Mozilla Chairwoman Mitchell Baker, 23andMe Co-Founder and CEO Anne Wojcicki, PBS CEO Paula Kerger, Headspace Founder Andy Puddicombe, The dtx Company Founder Tim Armstrong, News Not Noise Founder Jessica Yellin, R/GA US Chief Creative Officer Tiffany Rolfe, The Ringer Founder Bill Simmons, and Target CMO Rick Gomez, Girls Who Code Founder & CEO Reshma Saujani, and Pineapple Street Media Co-founder Jenna Weiss-Berman.

"Fool Me Twice" is an exposition of the world of sweetheart scams and the ugly side of online dating, seen through the lens of the very real experience of Jules Hannaford, who was caught in a scammer's web while searching for lasting love. The story was turned into a podcast by her daughter, writer Zara Hannaford, who wanted to understand how her mother became involved in such a dangerous situation, as well as what motivates scammers and their victims. The podcast uncovers the psychology, risk factors and peculiar patterns seen time and time again in dating scams.

"Nominees like 'Fool Me Twice' are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet," said Claire Graves, Executive Director of The Webby Awards. "It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 13,000 entries we received this year."

Zara Hannaford says, "It has been really special to create something like this with my mother. It was incredibly humbling to dive into the stories of people who have been scammed. I had my assumptions challenged over and over again, especially when I learned that victims are often just normal people who are experiencing loneliness, and have hope for finding connection. And the real coup was getting to interview a real scammer."

As a nominee, "Fool Me Twice" is also eligible to win a Webby People's Voice Award, which is voted online by fans across the globe. From now until May 8th, 'Fool Me Twice' fans can cast their votes at

Winners will be announced on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, and honored in an Internet Celebration on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Winners will have an opportunity to deliver one of The Webby Awards' famous 5-Word Speeches. Past 5-Word Speeches include: Steve Wilhite's "It's Pronounced "Jif" not 'Gif'; NASA's "Houston We Have A Webby"; and Solange's "I Got Five On It."

"Fool Me Twice" True Crime podcast featured on Auscast Network is created by Jules Hannaford and Zara Hannaford. Sound design is by Shayde Furlong. You can find "Fool Me Twice" on our website or and on all podcast platforms.

Find The Webby Awards Online:
Twitter: @TheWebbyAwards
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About The Webby Awards:

Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, Video, Advertising, Media & PR, Apps, Mobile, and Voice, Social, Podcasts, and Games. Established in 1996, this year's Webby Awards received nearly 13,000 entries from all 50 states and 70 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: WP Engine,, Slack, YouGov, BASIC, KPMG, Adweek, Fast Company, The New Museum, and Social Media Week.


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