Written by Joe Ducarreaux
This past weekend saw the British Podcast Awards return to commemorate the cream of the podcasting crop. Here is the full list of the winners in their respective categories. If you would like to hear a sample of this year’s winners, there is a short, six-part series available on the British Podcast Awards website, here.
AUDIOBOOM PODCAST OF THE YEAR
HAVE YOU HEARD GEORGE’S PODCAST?
This year’s biggest winner, walking away with no fewer than five awards, George the Poet is clearly a deserved winner. His show explores socio-economic and political themes through poetry and music. George somewhat swept the board this year- also winning Best Arts and Culture,Best Fiction,Best New Podcast & Smartest Podcast.
BBC SOUNDS LISTENER’S CHOICE
190,000 can’t be wrong! With Brexit resembling something of an enigma, wrapped inside an enigma, the hosts attempt to guide their listeners through the more confusing parts of Brexit.
PODCAST CHAMPION 2019
MY DAD WROTE A PORNO
No doubt, the hosts of My Dad Wrote A Porno could never have guessed that some raunchy stories could have launched one of the most successful podcasts of the last few years.
ACAST MOMENT OF THE YEAR
YOU, ME & THE BIG C
Turning a negative into a positive is an extraordinary achievement. A show dedicated to an ongoing battle with cancer, stories from three incredible women and dealing with bereavement in real time. This is a powerful example of what our medium can do.
BEST BRANDED PODCAST
SELFRIDGES – HOT AIR
An exploration into the blending of commerce and sustainability, in-depth stories and quality audio production lend to a hugely enjoyable listen.
BULLSEYE AWARD (SPONSORED BY PODIANT)
PROBABLY TRUE PODCAST
Self-proclaimed “smutty-but- charming” stories from people who identify as LGBTQ. These stories of real people are some of the most important to be told today, if tolerance and understanding are to be valued.
BEST COMEDY PODCAST (SUPPORTED BY SPOTIFY)
DEAR JOAN & JERICHA
From the creators of Nighty Night, hosts, Julia Davis and Vicki Pepperdine adopt the characters of agony aunts, who are ‘well-experienced’ to say the least. Absolutely NSFW!
BEST CURRENT AFFAIRS
THE GRENFELL TOWER ENQUIRY w/ EDDIE MAIR
Again, showcasing what our medium can do. Haunting tales of one of the worst disasters in recent memory, incredibly moving stories from the people who were there.
BEST ENTERTAINMENT (SUPPORTED BY SONY MUSIC’S 4TH FLOOR CREATIVE)
THIS PARANORMAL LIFE
Previously featured in The Book of Joe #003 , This Paranormal Life features some of the best audio production in podcasting, while hosts Rory and Kit dissect some of the greatest paranormal mysteries never solved.
BEST FAMILY PODCAST
SURROGACY: A FAMILY FRONTIER
An exploration and discussions into what a family really is. Setting aside traditional family models, the show details families which have been shaped by surrogacy, forming them into units of all shapes and sizes.
THE MODERN MANN
Conversations on this show tell stories of incredible people- the likes of which we probably would never have heard without the medium of podcasts existing. A three-part show, comprising trends of the day, an interview with a guest and a section all about our favourite subject- sex!
THAT PETER CROUCH PODCAST
Peter Crouch, here, pulls back the curtain on professional football- discussing the minutiae of the beautiful game and all its quirks. Crouch goes against the stereotype of a footballer- charming, warm and honest.
BEST SEX AND RELATIONSHIPS PODCAST
Praised as a guide which its listeners wished they had had at the appropriate ages, Project Pleasure delves into the sensual, the sexual and the everyday. Honesty being the best policy, the hosts open up about their own experiences.
BEST RADIO PODCAST (SUPPORTED BY RADIOPLAYER)
A podcast showcasing uniquely British stories from all corners of the England. Suported by stories from local radio, prepare to laugh, be moved and consider new ideas.
THE TOTALLY FOOTBALL SHOW
Taking the pub discussion of football to the podcast world, each week a panel is assembled to analyse, scrutinise and debate the latest developments in the country’s most popular sport.
BEST TRUE CRIME
A crime podcast with a focussed twist, Case Notes takes a look back at the bloodiest events in the history of music. Expect graverobbing, mysteries and composers obsessed with black magic.
Massive congratulations to all of this years winners and of course to all those nominated!