2018 Winners

Congratulations to all the winners of the British Podcast Awards 2018, chosen by over fifty international and UK judges working in the sector.

To sample all our nominees, listen to the five-part series we've created for theguardian.com


Podcast of the Year 2018

Griefcast  [Apple Podcasts] Cariad Lloyd

Listeners' Choice Awards 2018

Kermode & Mayo's Film Review [Apple Podcasts] Somethin' Else for BBC Radio 5Live

Podcast Champion 2018

Helen Zaltzman



GOLD Once Upon A Time In Zombieville  [Apple Podcasts] Bigmouth Audio [for BBC Radio Scotland]

SILVER The Adoption [Apple Podcasts] The World at One [for BBC Radio 4]

BRONZE Dirty Mother Pukka [Apple Podcasts] Mother Pukka

Best Culture Podcast

GOLD The Two Shot Podcast [Apple Podcasts] Thomas Griffin and Craig Parkinson

SILVER Writer's Routine [Apple Podcasts] Dan Simpson

BRONZE Literary Friction  [Apple Podcasts] Carrie Plitt and Octavia Bright

True Crime

GOLD The Assassination [Apple PodcastsOwen Bennett-Jones & Neal Razzell [for BBC World Service]

SILVER Beyond Reasonable Doubt?  [Apple Podcasts] Wisebuddah [for BBC Radio 5 Live]

BRONZE They Walk Among Us [Apple PodcastsRosanna and Benjamin Fitton

Branded Content supported by Muddy Knees Media

GOLD The Discovery Adventures [Apple Podcasts] Land Rover

SILVER Irreplaceable: A History of England in 100 Places [Apple Podcasts] Fresh Air Production for Historic England

BRONZE Parliament Explained  [Apple Podcasts] Fresh Air Production, for UK Parliament

Best Comedy supported by Podiant

GOLD Beef & Dairy Network Podcast [Apple Podcasts] Benjamin Partridge

SILVER Babysitting Trevor  [Apple Podcasts] Dot Dot Dot Productions

BRONZE A Gay & A NonGay  [Apple Podcasts] James Barr & Dan Hudson


GOLD Imaginary Advice [Apple Podcasts] Ross Sutherland

SILVER Blood Culture [Apple Podcasts] Resonance

BRONZE The Discovery Adventures [Apple Podcasts] Land Rover

Smartest Podcast

GOLD The Allusionist [Apple Podcasts] Helen Zaltzman

SILVER Stop and Search With Jason Reed  [Apple Podcasts] Jason Reed

BRONZE That Classical Podcast [Apple Podcasts] Kelly Harlock and Chris Bland

Represent supported by Twitter

GOLD Carousel Radio [Apple Podcasts] Davot, Fran, Ewan, Jonny and Sam

SILVER Mostly Lit [Apple Podcasts] Alex Reads, Rai, Derek Owusu

BRONZE I Hear Voices [Apple Podcasts] BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat

Best Radio Podcast supported by UK Radioplayer

GOLD Short Cuts [Apple Podcasts] Falling Tree Productions for BBC Radio

SILVER Elis James & John Robins on Radio X Podcast  [Apple Podcasts] Radio X

BRONZE Russell Brand on Radio X Podcast [Apple Podcasts] Radio X

Best New Podcast

GOLD The Tip Off  [Apple Podcasts] Maeve McClenaghan

SILVER Radio Atlas [Apple Podcasts] Eleanor McDowall

BRONZE Adrift with Geoff Lloyd & Annabel Port  [Apple Podcasts] Annabel Port and Geoff Lloyd


GOLD Fight Disciples [Apple Podcasts] Fight Disciples

SILVER Who Are Ya? [Apple PodcastsBen Cartwright & David Cowlishaw

BRONZE The Cycling Podcast [Apple PodcastsRichard Moore, Lionel Birnie & Daniel Friebe

BRONZE Quickly Kevin, will he score? [Apple PodcastsChris Scull, Michael Marden & Josh Widdicombe


Acast Innovation Award

Podcast Pingback [site] Aiir

Best Interview supported by ipDTL

GOLD Griefcast  [Apple Podcasts] Cariad Lloyd

SILVER Perfume Pioneers  [Apple Podcasts] Jo Barratt [for Somerset House]

BRONZE Homo Sapiens  [Apple Podcasts] Will Young and Christopher Sweeney


Current Affairs supported by Reportex.io

GOLD The Foreign Desk [Apple Podcasts] Bill Leuty, Joleen Goffin and Andrew Mueller [for Monocle]

SILVER Stop and Search With Jason Reed [Apple Podcasts] Jason Reed

BRONZE Reasons To Be Cheerful [Apple Podcasts] Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd

International Award

GOLD Where Should We Begin? With Esther Perel [Apple Podcasts Audible

COMMENDATION:  74 Seconds [Apple PodcastsMPR

Entertainment with Sony Music's 4th Floor Creative

GOLD Griefcast  [Apple Podcasts] Cariad Lloyd

SILVER The It's Nice That Podcast [Apple Podcasts] Radio Wolfgang

BRONZE Probably True [Apple Podcasts] Scott Flashheart


Most Original Podcast, supported by Audible

GOLD The Discovery Adventures  [Apple Podcasts] Land Rover

SILVER The Poetry Exchange [Apple Podcasts] Fiona Lesley Bennett, Michael Shaeffer & Ben Hales

BRONZE Once Upon A Time In Zombieville  [Apple Podcasts] Bigmouth Audio [for BBC Radio Scotland]