Judges announced for the British Podcast Awards 2017 / by Matt Hill

We're excited to announce the judges for this year's competition!

Selected by our Chair of judges, podcaster Helen Zaltzman (Answer Me This!, The Allusionist) the panel boasts people from some of the biggest podcasts in the world, including 99% Invisible, Love Me and The Message, plus documentary and entertainment producers, comedians and critics.

Co-founder Matt Hill said: "we are extremely humbled by the range of experienced podcast makers that wanted to hear what British podcasters were making. Some of the most respected producers from the US, Canada - and of course the UK - will be listening intently to the entries."

Entries for the British Podcast Awards are open to residents of the UK until 11pm on Monday 6th March. Full details on how to enter at britishpodcastawards.com


Julie Shapiro Radiotopia/PRX
Charlie Phillips The Guardian
Nick White KCRW
Andrea Silenzi Panolpy
Miranda Sawyer The Observer
Chris Berube Slate Media
Alannah Chance Reduced Listening
Steven D Wright Kerfuffle TV
Colin Anderson  Earwolf
Mira Burt-Wintonick CBC Radio, 'Love Me' and the forthcoming fiction series 'Pen Pals'
Husain Hussani Wire Free Productions
Eric Molinsky Imaginary Worlds
Ann Hepperman The Sarah Awards
Nina Garthwaite In The Dark
Cristal Duhaime CBC Radio, 'Love Me' and the forthcoming fiction series 'Pen Pals'
Rhianna Dhillon Film Critic
Dotun Adebayo BBC Radio
Fiona Sturges Financial Times
Phil Maguire Prison Radio Association
Veronica Simmonds Film & Radio Producer
Brendan Baker Sound Designer, 'The Message', 'Love + Radio'
Will Jackson Radio Independents Group
Lalah-Simone Springer Podcast/Social Media Producer
Avery Trufelman 99% Invisible
Peter Price  PPM Productions
David McGuire Stabl
Johanna Zorn Third Coast Festival
Ryan Dilley  Panolpy UK
Nick Quah Hotpod
Tony Phillips WNYC Studios
Josie Long  Broadcaster
Jason Phipps The Guardian
Faraz Osman Lemonade Money
Maria Williams  Radio Producer  
Dana Gerber-Margie  Bello Collective
Eleanor McDowell  Falling Tree / Radio Atlas
Felicity Finch Actor, Documentary Producer
Leo Hornak  BBC RadioLeo Hornak  BBC Radio
Caroline Crampton New Statesman
Brett Spencer BBC Radio
Corey Layton Whooshkaa
Cassandra Denton Unedited:
Kate Chisolm The Spectator
Michael Hill Radioplayer
Paul Donovan  The Sunday Times