2019 Winners

Congratulations to all the winners of the British Podcast Awards 2019, powered by DAX, chosen by over sixty international and UK judges working in the sector.

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Audioboom Podcast Of The Year

Our judges said: “this podcast showed a level of creativity and craft that was impressive. Alongside it, the entry displayed well thought through story telling which ensured a compelling listen. George the Poet has succeeded in challenging the notion of what can be achieved through podcasting”

BBC Sounds Listeners’ Choice

Chosen by public vote involving over 190,000 podcast listeners, Brexitcast launched in June 2017, the podcast has been going on longer than anyone anticipated, with Laura Kuenssberg, Chris Mason, Katya Adler and Adam Fleming calling in from wherever they are in the world each week, to try and decipher for it's listeners exactly what is going on with Brexit.

Podcast Champion 2019

Jamie, James, Alice and Rocky go into our podcasting hall of fame, after another barnstorming year that culminated in the first podcast to have their own HBO special.

Acast Moment Of The Year

The judges were completely floored by You, Me & The Big C: “Rachael Bland, Deborah James and Lauren Mahon, three brilliant women talking with passion, compassion, humour and honesty about an incredibly difficult subject. And in doing so they have transformed the conversation around cancer. The way the podcast dealt with Rachel Bland’s death, and celebrated her life, was an inspiration. It’s therefore no surprise that the series has been applauded by cancer patients and medical professionals. It created an uncharacteristically positive and kind buzz on social media and attracted new audiences to podcasts. A truly deserving winner.”

SILVER Have You Heard George's Podcast? - George The Poet

BRONZE Over The Bridge Podcast - Billal, Kweku, Patrick & Tom

Best Branded Podcast

The judges said: “A beautifully produced podcast series, with a variety of in-depth, well researched and heavily sound designed stories. The judges were impressed with the brands sophistication to place the stories at the centre and let the Selfridge's story come from the podcasts success.”

SILVER Awake at Night - Chalk and Blade and Bethany Bell for the UNHCR

BRONZE Feminists Don't Wear Pink - Penguin Random House / Scarlett Curtis

Bullseye Award supported by Podiant

“Small and perfectly formed... a show that consistently delivers compelling true stories for the LGBTQ+ community. He’s won a bronze, he’s won a silver. It’s time for a Gold.”

SILVER Somerset House Studios - Somerset House Studios

BRONZE Centuries of Sound - James Errington

Best Arts & Culture

“This is a podcast that deserves your time. It felt a little like a piece of art itself - pushing the boundaries of podcast production.”

SILVER Folk on Foot - Matthew Bannister

BRONZE Excuse The Mess - Ben Corrigan

Best Comedy Podcast supported by Spotify

“In going to the places that everyday conversation rarely goes, Julia Davis and Vicky Pepperdine have not only captured the spirit of the medium with Joan and Jericha, they have rendered us absolutely helpless with laughter. Bravo.”

SILVER Beef And Dairy Network Podcast - Benjamin Partridge for Maximum Fun

BRONZE The All New Angelos and Barry Podcast - Alex Lowe and Dan Skinner for Great Big Owl

Best Current Affairs

“Powerful and necessary. Though we hear the facts expertly laid out, this podcast is a sobering reminder of the real people at the heart of a tragedy that has long left the headlines; their stories told with devastating detail. Outstanding journalism that will at times make you feel uncomfortable, as it should. Prepare to be incredibly moved.”

SILVER Have You Heard George's Podcast? - George The Poet

BRONZE Beyond Today - BBC Radio 4

Best Entertainment supported by Sony Music’s 4th Floor Creative

“The winning entry was an unexpected listening experience that ticket the box for all the judges. It demonstrated how podcasting has redefined what traditional broadcasting considers entertaining.”

SILVER Blood on the Tracks - Shooting Sharks Productions for BBC Sounds

BRONZE Spark True Stories - Elle Scott

Best Family Podcast

“A gripping and enlightening series, the winner successfully makes you consider your own preconceptions of family with excellent interviews underpinned by frank and moving personal stories."

SILVER Made By Mammas  - Create Productions

BRONZE Everything Under The Sun - Molly Oldfield

Best Fiction

“The judges felt that Have You Heart George's Podcast? exceeded all our expectations. It is an engrossing podcast: fresh, original, surprising, moving, well-written with breathtakingly beautiful sound design and mesmerising performances. An outstanding and worthy winner.”

SILVER The Case of Charles Dexter Ward - Julian Simpson, Sweet Talk Productions for BBC Radio 4

BRONZE The Offensive - Radio Stakhanov

Best Interview

“The judges felt the host showed huge empathy in this interview. The questioning is both intelligent and provocative in a gentle way, moving the conversation along in an impactful and compelling manner. In a crowded field this was thought to be a clear winner, an interview podcast of the highest order.”

SILVER Homo Sapiens - Will Young and Christopher Sweeney for Banana Stand

BRONZE Sex Talk - Prison Radio Association

Best New Podcast

“The judges were impressed with this exceptional, unusual podcast's bravery and invention. This podcast is unlike anything else out there. It moves between fiction, fact, poetry and reportage to create a new and unforgettable listening experience.”

SILVER About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge - Reni Eddo-Lodge/Renay Richardson

BRONZE On The Road - Prison Radio Association

Spotlight Award

The judges said That Peter Crouch Podcast, “found a totally new perspective on one of the nation’s most discussed past-times. Full of wit and personality, this is a podcast that has brought people together, regardless of which club they support.”

SILVER Fortunately...with Fi and Jane - BBC Radio 4

BRONZE Katie Piper's Extraordinary People - Katie Piper for Somethin' Else

Best Sex & Relationships Podcast

“We love the range of subject matter of this show! The hosts are covering everything from sexual pleasure and desire to women's reproductive health and toxic masculinity. The journalism doubles as a public service, while also being an immensely fun listen. It's the kind of show we'd want to send to every teenage girl in our lives, and wish we had when we were teenagers.”

SILVER Qmmunity  - Alexis Caught, Kevin Morosky, Christania McPherson

BRONZE The Sugar Baby Confessionals - Sara-Mae Tuson for Fable Gazers

Best Radio Podcast supported by Radioplayer

“It made us both laugh and cry within the first few minutes. We were particularly impressed with the sensitive treatment of storytelling not frequently heard elsewhere. It adapts hyperlocal radio to universal appeal, with sublime production and passionate hosting. This is a very worthy gold winner.”

SILVER Tara and George - Audrey Gillan for Falling Tree Productions

BRONZE Fun Kids Science Weekly - Fun Kids Radio

Smartest Podcast

“This podcast captures a unique and powerful voice and views which are so often missing from mainstream media. Using arresting poetry to tackle big issues head on, each episode is a rich and mesmerising performance.”

SILVER About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge - Reni Eddo-Lodge & Renay Richardson

BRONZE Shedunnit - Caroline Crampton

Best Sport

“A subtle mix of humour, intertwined with razor sharp word play, this podcast weaves the football, conversation, facts and some randomness expertly together. It’s a real leader in its field.”

SILVER The Big Interview with Graham Hunter - BackPage Media

BRONZE The Cycling Podcast Féminin - The Cycling Podcast

Best True Crime

“Looking back at Classical's most notable and notorious musicians, Case Notes is a crime podcast like no other. Narrative themes include adultery, theft, entrapment and black magic - delve into the darkest parts of the human psyche.”

SILVER Dead Man Talking - Peter Sale & Alex Hannaford - DMT Media & Audioboom

BRONZE End Of Days - Ciaran Tracey & Chris Warburton for the BBC