British Podcast Awards
Podcast Of The Year supported by Audible
Our judges said: “a powerful, intimate and utterly personal podcasts that captured the very best of what the medium has to offer. It also provided thoughtful perspectives on a whole ranges of issues.”www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w13xtvlp
Acast+ Listeners’ Choice
Chosen by public vote involving over 60,000 podcast listeners, retain their trophy for a second year.
Podcast Champion 2022
You me & The BIG C
Chosen by the organisers of the British Podcast Awards, this year’s Podcast Champion recognises the incredible work achieved by this small team of presenters and producers to raise awareness of cancer communities. We have shared in the laughs and tears since the show began in 2018 - and it’s work is not done. We hope it continues for ...
Audio UK Moment Of The Year
When exploring who owns the Black hair industry, host Leanne Alie took on the CEO of Pak’s, in a clip that went viral on Black Twitter with 82,000 views of the clip and 697,000 impressions and created an online conversation about the importance of buying Black owned.The judges said that the moment, “brought an important and rarely talk...
Silver: Chinese Chippy Girl
Bronze: Masala Podcast
The BBC Sounds Rising Star Award
This Is Gay
This Is GayThe judges celebrate a new entrant to podcasting that shows great potential: “Kirk Flash is an exciting new podcasting talent. This is Gay is a refeshingly funny and empathic exploration of the gay experience which has been prodcued to a high standard. An inspiration to future rising stars!”
Best Wellbeing Podcast supported by Audible
"Effin Hormones utilizes the podcast medium to amplify the voices and experiences of the "sandwich generation," while creating a private space for listeners contemplating their private personal discomfort, grief and transformation. The team behind ‘Effin Hormones makes a real effort to engage with their listeners and has provided an in...
Best Branded Podcast
Forced to Flee
The judges said: “these stories have massive resonance and importance, with such a broad range of voices, providing riveting eye-witness accounts that may not otherwise be heard. Coupled with excellent sound design that was highly evocative and seamlessly supportive of the stories being told, the podcast gave the listener a powerful in...
Silver: Youth Rising by NCS
Bronze: Lives on the Lines
The Bullseye Award
The judges said, “A podcast that no doubt brought comfort to those listening who had shared experience - the lightness from some guests gave a fuller account when combined with the grittier elements - and a treatment that focused around moments or experiences made it stand out from the crowd.”
Silver: Getting Emotional
Bronze: History Storytime
Best Arts & Culture Podcast supported by Pod Bible
The judges said “Hits all the marks of a truly successful podcast. It's an innovative format delivered by a host whose authentic engagement with the subject matter shines through. It's funny, entertaining and unique.”
Silver: Legends Fall In The Making
Bronze: Activity Quest
Best Comedy Podcast supported by Amazon Music
“There is great sound design in this podcast, which comes with a natural comedic flair provided by the host.”
Silver: This Is Gay
Bronze: Cold Case Crime Cuts
Best Current Affairs Podcast
The judges said, “A podcast that centres the often unheard voices at the heart of news stories. The presenters are engaging and the production shines. This is passionate and important podcasting.”
Silver: The Intelligence
Bronze: The Slow Newscast
Best Entertainment supported by Create Podcasts
Creativity Award supported by Audible UK
“Still breaking new ground and sustaining the highest standards of excellence in Season 3: a beautiful, confident and brave production..”
Bronze: Operation Ouch! The Podcast of Everything
Best Family Podcast
“An excellent example of how one simple idea can have such universal appeal . The judges were really impressed how this podcast ,which started as a global competition open to anyone , was developed into such a powerful, emotional, and creative listen. The stories ,from mothers who want to share some advice with their daughters, are fun...
Silver: Super Great Kids' Stories
Bronze: Armchair Adventures
The judges said that they “loved the gentle, atmospheric feel of the winning series. The thoughtful pacing let this piece breathe, and they were able to sit with the child's compelling narration. It's hard to pull off subtlety in audio fiction, yet this piece did just that.”
Silver: Fully Amplified
Bronze: Atlantic: A Scottish Story
Best Interview supported by Podfollow
Stories of our times
In March 2021, the government published new plans for the future of the military in which it was widely reported there would be cuts to the British Army. Our presenter Manveen Rana secured an exclusive interview with the then Chief of the Defence Staff, General Sir Nick Carter.The judges said, “This standout interview was a well-execut...
Silver: Tales from the Tannoy
Bronze: Masala Podcast
Best New Podcast
“A truly inclusive show, delivered with honesty, exuberance, and charm, by a presenter who welcomed listeners with their guests’ absorbing life stories. There was no doubt the guests felt safe and heard. We could have listened for hours.”
Bronze: Ignite Climate Shorts
The Spotlight Award
"A superb presenting duo who bring warmth, comedy and fun to each episode. The combination of scripted and more informal links felt natural and endlessly entertaining - not an easy trick to pull off - and made light work of some complicated storytelling. We really enjoyed listening.”
Silver: Fairy Meadow
Bronze: Rose & Rosie: Parental Guidance
Best Sex & Relationships Podcast
Assume Nothing: Rape Trial
“Every aspect of this podcast, from sound design to content research to presenter choice to episode length, was precisely considered with impressive depth, sensitivity, sophistication and responsibility. The result is a series that achieves genuine, remarkable balance, and explores a subject that’s vitally important to discuss yet ofte...
Silver: A Gay and A NonGay
Bronze: The Divorce Social with Samantha Baines
Best Daily Podcast
“When tackling sensitive issues, creating a community is so effective, and this podcast does it phenomenally well. It puts an expert in the pockets of every member of its community.”
Silver: COP26 Daily
Bronze: Today in Focus
Best Business Podcast supported by Subly
“Outstanding production that grips and informs listeners with storytelling around subjects that could otherwise be fairly dry. Rotating host/reporters work because the tone has a consistent, professional style.”
Bronze: Money Clinic
Best Radio Podcast
“With voices and stories rarely heard we found the mix of evocative music with powerful archive and contemporary interviews made for shockingand compelling listening. That this story is yet to be told in as much detail on mainstream British radio, or any media, shows exactly the importance of this podcast.“It was a pleasure to listen t...
Silver: A Wish for Afghanistan
Bronze: The Great Post Office Trial
Best Live Podcast
The Empire Film Podcast
The winner, the judges said, “captured the excitement, energy and the occasion of the live show. With a great rapport with the audience, it was a fantastic, informative listen. You could hear the atmosphere in the room, generated for the special 500th edition of the show. And it keeps the genre film flag flying.”
Silver: Nobody Panic
Bronze: The Guilty Feminist
“The winner does what podcasts do at their best: it goes really deep into its chosen topic, and through this narrow focus it reveals so much about British culture and society more broadly. The presenter and production are exceptionally good, and the podcast treats its subject matter with a gravitas it rarely receives elsewhere in Briti...
Silver: Have You Heard George's Podcast
Bronze: The Unfiltered History Tour
Best Sports Podcast
Y Podlediad Cymraeg Gorau / Best Welsh Podcast
The judges felt “The presenters style is warm and engaging, bringing out the best from the guests and making the podcast appeal to everyone. The intimate style and excellent sound quality encourages listeners to feel a part of the conversation and community as the presenter asks for listener experiences. A welcome improvement on their ...
Silver: Siarad Secs
Bronze: Cwîns efo Mari a Meilir
Best True Crime supported by Wondery
“This podcast grabbed our attention immediately. The hosts' intensely personal perspective guided us through a complicated journey of twists and turns - whilst the soundscape, suspense and imaginative true crime storytelling left us lost at sea searching for an answer to who did it.”
Silver: Wild Crimes
Bronze: The Northern Bank Job
Best Network or Publisher
The Climate Award
Our newest award went to “a show that makes us think differently about the world around us, seeing even ordinary details through new eyes, and hearing what we had missed before. Accessible and inspiring, the show’s huge charm and enthusiasm encourages listeners to not just enjoy nature, but to feel included in it and responsible for it...
Silver: The Long Time Academy
Bronze: Chattin' Shit To Save The Planet
Best Documentary Podcast
The judges said, “a beautiful, empowering piece of work. It placed people with lived experience at the front and centre, and provided vital information on a very overlooked issue. The overall production was stunning, the sound design felt like a character in its own right, and really elevated the story.”
Silver: Harsh Reality: The Story of Miriam Rivera
Bronze: Have You Heard George's Podcast?
Best Marketing Campaign
Best Sales Team
Bronze: Message Heard Sales Team
Best Commercial Campaign
Lets get talk about finances
One in three Brits find it difficult to talk about finances, even with their closest friends and family. So Acast and Klarna created Money Talks: The Card Game, with scales of questions designed to support positive and open discussions between players. The called it, “an incredibly successful concept, with an interesting range of podc...