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British Podcast Awards 2021 – Nominations Announced


British Podcast Awards 2021 – Nominations Announced

It’s that time of year again! The nominations for the 2021 British Podcast Awards, powered by Amazon Music, were announced today in a fancy streamed video presented by Hannah and Suruthi from Redhanded. As well as the extensive list of nominations, featuring appearances from Miranda Sawyer, Alison Spittle, Ramel London and BPA co-founder Matt Deegan, it was also announced that the 2021 awards will be held on Saturday 10th July at Brockwell Park, involving an outdoor picnic kind of vibe to ensure the event will be entirely covid secure. With Poppy Jay (Brown Girls Do It Too), Jordan North and William Hanson (Help I Sexted My Boss) taking on hosting duties, it’s sure to be a wonderful day!

But you’re not here to read all about that, you want us to cut to the chase and tell you about the nominations! Well here they are in all their glory. Brace yourselves…


Best Comedy Podcast supported by Stitcher


Best Arts & Culture Podcast supported by Create Productions


Best Branded Content supported by Acast Creative


Best Lockdown Podcast supported by Amazon Music

  • BBC Your Work, Your Money
  • Folk on Foot: Front Room Festivals
  • Mandemic
  • The Mentor
  • Phone A Friend with George Ezra & Ollie MN
  • Stolen Goodbyes


Best Family Podcast


Best Fiction Podcast

  • Cassie and Corey
  • Lem N Ginge: The Princess of Kakos
  • Once Upon A Time in Zombieville
  • The Harrowing
  • This Thing of Darkness


Best Entertainment supported by Amazon Music


Best International Podcast supported by Podfront UK

  • Bunga Bunga
  • The Daily
  • Floodlines
  • How’s Work? by Esther Perel
  • The Joe Rogan Experience
  • Revisionist History


Best Interview supported by us! (Pod Bible)

  • Dead Honest
  • Future Prison
  • Masala Podcast
  • The Student Sessions
  • Today in Focus
  • Ways to Change the World


Best New Podcast supported by Audible
(apparently there were over 250 entries for this category this year!)


Best Sex & Relationships Podcast

  • A Gay and a NonGay
  • Brown Girls Do It Too
  • Masala Podcast
  • Millennial Love
  • Sexpots
  • Tough Talks from Hits Radio Pride


Best Radio Podcast

  • Danny Wallace’s Important Broadcast Podcast
  • Fun Kids’ Story Explorers
  • Homeschool History
  • The Skewer
  • Slide Into My Podcast
  • The Sista Collective Season 3


Smartest Podcast supported by Podfollow


Best Sport Podcast


Best True Crime Podcast

  • Hometown: A Killing
  • Hope High
  • Hunting Ghislaine
  • The Missing
  • Where Is George Gibney?
  • Who Killed CJ Davis?


Best Wellbeing Podcast

  • Cassie & Corey
  • Discovering Dementia
  • How Did We Get Here?
  • How Do You Cope? with Elis and John
  • Talk Twenties Podcast
  • The YUNGBLUD Podcast


Best Business Podcast supported by Wondery

  • The Diary of a CEO
  • Doing It For The Kids
  • How To Own The Room
  • Money Maze Podcast
  • The Voiceover Social
  • We Built This City: Greater Manchester


Best Podcast in the Welsh Language

  • Clera
  • Dewr
  • Gwrachod Heddiw
  • Nawr yw’r Awr
  • Y Coridor Ansicrwydd
  • Y Diflaniad


Acast Moment of the Year 

  • Divorce Club
  • Happy Place
  • Sandman
  • Ways to Change the World
  • Where Is George Gibney?
  • Who Shat On The Floor At My Wedding?


The Bullseye Award supported by Global

  • Bare Naked Politics
  • Benlunar
  • The Confidence Fighter
  • Out of Home
  • SomeFamilies
  • The SwimOut Podcast


Creativity Award supported by Audible

  • Futile Attempts (At Surviving Tomorrow)
  • Interconnected Voices
  • James Acaster’s Perfect Sounds
  • The Power of Sound
  • Probably True
  • Tracks: Abyss


Best Network or Publisher

  • The Athletic
  • BBC World Service
  • Economist Radio
  • Fun Kids
  • Plosive Productions
  • Stakhanov


The Spotlight Award supported by Global

  • Alan Partridge – From the Oasthouse
  • French & Saunders: Titting About
  • Grounded With Louis Theroux
  • Happy Mum Happy Baby
  • The Isolation Tapes
  • The YUNGBLUD Podcast


The Listeners Choice Award is voted for by you, the listeners, and is open for votes now!

….and of course, each of the individual category winners will be entered into the hat for the chance to be names PODCAST OF THE YEAR supported by Sony Music’s 4th Floor Creative!

Finally, as well as the above, the BPAs will also be crowning the Spotify Podcast Champion


Massive congratulations to all the nominees in what has been yet another sterling year for the industry. There’s no doubt the quantity of shows has risen exponentially over the past year, but it’s clear to see the quality is still there too. See you on July 10th!

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