The British Podcast Awards have been created to highlight the best podcasts of the year, made for Great Britain.

Established in 2017, we showcase podcasts and give you, and the media, another reason to talk about your shows and discover new listeners.

The BPAs welcome all podcast makers to enter: from big brands to bedroom publishers, charities to comedians... anyone who is helping to build an industry in which we can all be proud.

This competition has been created with you in mind: the categories reflect the genres that have evolved from the first years of podcasting; the judges are independent and understand the medium, the rules are designed to make it easy to submit and the whole event is affordable to enter.

The British Podcast Awards are here to promote the great work you’re doing, encourage listeners to try new shows, and provide a space for producers, presenters, sponsors, platforms, writers and performers to have fun.


Matt Hill (@virtualmatthill) has been making podcasts since 2007. As the head of rethinkaudio he produces shows for a range of publishers, as well as independent series including The Modern Mann, Happy Place and For F1’s Sake.

Matt Deegan (@matt) is the Creative Director of the radio and new media firm Folder Media. He's responsible for the children's radio station Fun Kids, is a Director of the multiplex network MuxCo, founded the content company Folder&Co and organises (with James Cridland) the Next Radio conference.