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The nominees for the British Podcast Awards 2022 have been announced

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The nominees for the British Podcast Awards 2022 have been announced

This year more than 250 nominees over 30 categories will be vying to win one of the coveted red trophies. A few indy podcasts have nominated – Lecker: A Food Podcast by Lucy Dearlove has been nominated in two categories,Armchair Adventures is up for Best Family Podcast and Chinese Chippy Girl and Scroobius Pip’s special Distraction Pieces: Where’s Your Head At? are in the Best Interview category.

Big hitters and celebrities have been highlighted across the board, including Greg James & Bella Mackie; And Then Came Breast Cancer with Victoria Derbyshire; Happy Place with Fearne Cotton; Tan France’s Queer Icons; Ed Gamble & James Acaster and Chris & Rosie Ramsey.

Sweet Bobby has three nominations, while French and Saunders’ Titting About and Jamali Maddix’s Spooky Shit are both up for the Best Comedy Podcast Award. The battle of the daily news podcasts is in full swing as The Guardian’s Today in Focus has 3 nominations and The Times’ Stories Of Our Times is up for both Best Interview Podcast and The Creativity Award.

Read the full list of nominations:

Moment of the Year

  • +44 Podcast with Zeze Millz and Sideman – So Incredible for Amazon Music
  • Chinese Chippy Girl
  • Coiled – Leanne Alie & Sylvie Carlos
  • Happy Place – Fearne Cotton
  • Masala Podcast – Sangeeta Pillai, Soul Sutras
  • Shagged Married Annoyed – Chris & Rosie Ramsey
  • Sweet Bobby – Tortoise Media
  • The Intelligence – The Economist
  • The Missing – What’s The Story Sound & Podimo for Amazon Music
  • Things Fell Apart – BBC Audio for BBC Radio 4

Best Arts & Culture Podcast (Supported by Pod Bible!)

  • +44 Podcast with Zeze Millz and Sideman – So Incredible for Amazon Music
  • Activity Quest – Fun Kids
  • Beauty Fix – BBC Audio for BBC Sounds
  • FT Weekend – Financial Times
  • Have you Heard George’s Podcast? – BBC Radio 5 Live & BBC Sounds
  • James Acaster’s Perfect Sounds – BBC Sounds
  • Legends Fall In The Making – BBC Studio’s Factual Podcast Unit for 1Xtra
  • LPO Offstage – Tandem Production for the London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Short History of… – Noiser
  • Talk Art – Russell Tovey and Robert Diament

Best Branded Content Podcast

  • Behind The Rings – Fresh Air Production & Audi UK
  • Forced to Flee – UNHCR
  • Lives on the Lines – Fresh Air Production & Greater Anglia Trains
  • LSE IQ – The LSE iQ Team
  • Puppy Podcast (Pets at Home) – John Brown for Pets at Home
  • Red Bull Basement Sessions – Red Bull
  • The Global Safety Podcast – Fresh Air Production & Lloyds Register Foundation
  • The Radio Times Podcast – Somethin’ Else for Immediate Media
  • You’re on Mute – Black Business Institute & 4DC
  • Youth Rising by NCS – Somethin’ Else for NCS

Best Business Podcast (Supported by Subly)

  • Being Freelance – Steve Folland
  • Money Clinic – Financial Times
  • Money Talks – The Economist
  • Ninetwentynine – Listen for Fiverr
  • Off The Agenda – Sir Charles Bowman & Edwin Danso
  • Social Minds – Social Chain
  • Tales from the Tannoy – Sayer Hamilton
  • The Little Questions – Apella Advisors
  • The REALWORK Podcast with Fleur Emery – Realwork
  • We Built This City – Roland Dransfield PR

Best Comedy Podcast (Supported by Amazon Music)

  • Cold Case Crime Cuts – unusual
  • Come Into My Kitchen – Ralph Jones and Daniel Nils Roberts
  • Drunk Women Solving Crime – Hannah George, Taylor Glenn and Catie Wilkins
  • Jamali Maddix: Spooky Shit – Novel for Audible
  • My Dad Wrote a Porno – Team Porno
  • The Skewer – unusual
  • The Staff Room Podcast – Harry Stachini
  • This is Gay – Kirk Flash
  • This Paranormal Life – Rory Powers & Kit Grier Mulvenna
  • Titting About – Listen for Audible

Best Current Affairs Podcast

  • Death by Conspiracy? – BBC Radio 4 for BBC Sounds
  • File on 4 – Long Form Audio Salford for BBC Radio 4
  • Media Storm – The House of the Guilty Feminist
  • The Big Steal – GML and Fresh Air Production
  • The Foreign Desk – Monocle 24
  • The Intelligence – The Economist
  • The Slow Newscast – Tortoise Media
  • The Week Junior Show – Fun Kids & The Week Junior
  • Today in Focus – The Guardian
  • Westminster Insider – Whistledown Productions for POLITICO Europe

Best Daily Podcast

  • COP26 Daily – The Big Light Podcast Network
  • Dan Snow’s History Hit – History Hit
  • Everyday Positivity – Kate Cocker for Volley
  • Shot & Chaser – Somethin’ Else for Spotify
  • The Intelligence – The Economist
  • The Monocle Daily – Monocle 24
  • The Santa Daily – Fun Kids & Devaweb
  • The Teamsheet – Audio Always for Spotify
  • Today in Focus – The Guardian
  • Wake Up Wind Down – Niall Breslin for Spotify

Best Documentary Podcast

  • Bias Diagnosis – Whistledown Productions for Audible
  • Brixton: Flames on the Frontline – BBC Radio Current Affairs for BBC Radio 5 Live
  • Freshwater, from Today in Focus – The Guardian
  • Harsh Reality – Novel for Wondery
  • Have You Heard George’s Podcast? – George the Poet for BBC Sounds & BBC Radio 5 Live
  • I’m Not a Monster – BBC News Longform Audio for BBC Radio 5 Live
  • Lecker: A Food Podcast – Lucy Dearlove for Lecker Kitchens
  • Sweet Bobby – Tortoise Media
  • The Coming Storm – BBC Radio 4
  • We Were Always Here – Broccoli Productions

Best Entertainment Podcast (Supported by Create Podcasts)

  • British Scandal – Wondery
  • Decode – Reduced Listening for Spotify
  • Desert Island Dicks – James Deacon
  • Elis James and John Robins – Audio Always for BBC Radio 5 Live
  • Feast is Feast with Big Zuu – Global
  • Nul Points – Martyn Williams & Laura Cress
  • Pressed – BBC Studios TalentWorks & Unheard Network for BBC Sounds
  • Shagged, Married, Annoyed – Chris & Rosie Ramsey
  • The Down Low – Ess & Bernie
  • You’re Dead to Me – The Athletic UK for BBC Radio 4

Best Family Podcast

  • Armchair Adventures – Made By Mortals
  • Bedtime Stories from Dreams – Audio Always for Dreams
  • Bottle Ship Adventures – Charly Conquest & Ben Mullins for Bedtime FM
  • The Confidence Fighter – Myrtle Mitchell
  • Dadvengers Podcast – Nigel Clarke & The London Podcast Company
  • Dear Daughter – BBC Long Form Audio for BBC World Service
  • Koko Sleep – Sleep With Sleepiest
  • Mother of All Solutions – Laura Broderick
  • Operation Ouch – Listen for Maverick TV
  • Super Great Kids’ Stories – Wardour Studio

Best Fiction Podcast

  • Atlantic: A Scottish Story – Noisemaker & The Big Light
  • Earth Eclipsed – The Lunar Company for Apollo Podcasts
  • Fully Amplified – Futures Theatre
  • Ignite Climate Shorts – Fierce Green Productions
  • King Frank and the Knights of the Eco Quest – Soundscape Productions for Fun Kids
  • Soundworlds – Patrick Eakin Young
  • The Ballad of Anne & Mary – Long Cat Media
  • The Magnus Archives – Rusty Quill
  • The Silt Verses – Eskew Productions
  • Wooden Overcoats

Best Interview Podcast (Supported by Podfollow)

  • A Gay and a Non Gay – James Barr and Dan Hudson
  • Chinese Chippy Girl
  • Coupledom with Idris and Sabrina Elba – Audible
  • Distraction Pieces: Where’s Your Head At? – Scroobius Pip
  • Full Disclosure with James O’Brien – Global
  • Masala Podcast – Sangeeta Pillai, Soul Sutras
  • Stories Of Our Times – The Times
  • Tales From The Tannoy – Sayer Hamilton
  • The Secret Life Of Prisons – Prison Radio Association
  • We Are Black Journos

Best Live Podcast

  • Bad People – BBC Audio Science for BBC Radio 5 Live & BBC Sounds
  • Cabinet Of Jazz – Loftus Media for Jazz FM
  • Drunk Women Solving Crime – “Hannah George, Taylor
  • Glenn and Catie Wilkins”
  • Girls On Film Podcast – Anna Smith and Hedda Archbold
  • Nobody Panic – Plosive Podcasts
  • Off Menu with Ed Gamble and James Acaster – Plosive Podcasts
  • Pappy’s Flatshare Slamdown – Pappy’s
  • The Empire Film Podcast – Bauer Media
  • The Guilty Feminist – Deborah Frances-White
  • The Moon Under Water – Audio Always

Best New Podcast

  • Call Me Mother – Novel
  • Decode – Reduced Listening for Spotify
  • Ignite Climate Shorts – Fierce Green Productions
  • MUBI Podcast – MUBI, Inc
  • Off The Beaten Jack – Jack Boswell
  • Outcast UK
  • Promenade – The Shift Podcast Network
  • Teach Me a Lesson with Greg James and Bella Mackie – Banana Stand for BBC Sounds
  • The Way We Are with Munroe Bergdorf – Mags Creative for Spotify
  • Yours Sincerely with Jess Phillips – Audio Always

Best Radio Podcast

  • A Wish For Afghanistan – BBC World Service
  • Homeschool History – The Athletic UK for BBC Radio 4
  • Legends Fall In The Making – BBC Studio’s Factual Podcast Unit for 1Xtra
  • Our Journey – Miranda Rae & Sound Women South West
  • Room 5 – Helena Merriman for BBC Radio 4 & BBC Sounds
  • Skin Tings – Bauer Media
  • The Great Post Office Trial – Whistledown Productions for BBC Radio 4
  • The Santa Daily – Fun Kids & Devaweb
  • The Skewer – unusual
  • Uncanny – Uncanny Media and Bafflegab Productions for BBC Radio 4

Best Sex & Relationships Podcast

  • A Gay and A NonGay – James Barr and Dan Hudson
  • Assume Nothing: Rape Trial – BBC Northern Ireland
  • F**ks Given – Crowd Network
  • Homo Sapiens – Spirit Studios
  • Life of Bi: A Slippery History of Bisexuality – Ell Potter and Mary Higgins
  • Millennial Love – The Independent
  • The Divorce Social with Samantha Baines – Samantha Baines
  • The Meaningful Life with Andrew G. Marshall – Andrew G. Marshall
  • The Receipts – Audrey, Tolani, Milena for Spotify
  • The Sexual Wellness Sessions – Kate Moyle

Smartest Podcast

  • A Thorough Examination with Drs Chris and Xand: Addicted To Food – Loftus Media
  • Decode – Reduced Listening for Spotify
  • Have You Heard George’s Podcast? – George the Poet for BBC Radio 5 Live & BBC Sounds
  • Lecker: A Food Podcast – Lucy Dearlove for Lecker Kitchens
  • Stephen Fry’s Edwardian Secrets – Stephen Fry and Testbed Productions for Audible
  • Tan France’s Queer Icons – 7digital for Audible
  • Teach Me A Lesson with Greg James and Bella Mackie – Banana Stand for BBC Sounds
  • The Tip Off – Maeve McClenaghan & Studio To Be
  • The Unfiltered History Tour – VICE World News
  • Year 21 – BBC News Northern Ireland

Best Sport Podcast

  • F1: Beyond the Grid – Audioboom Studios for Formula 1
  • Fight of the Century:Ali v Frazier – TBI Media for BBC Radio 5 Live & BBC Sounds
  • Following On – talkSPORT
  • Football Ramble Presents – Stak
  • Mark Andrews My Love Letter to Wrestling – BBC Wales for BBC Sounds
  • Race F1 Podcast – The Race Media for The Athletic
  • Tailenders – TBI Media for BBC Radio 5 Live & BBC Sounds
  • The Fake Paralympians – BBC Long Form Audio for BBC World Service
  • The Official Manchester United Podcast – Audio Always for Manchester United FC
  • The Teamsheet – Audio Always for Spotify

Best True Crime Podcast

  • American Vigilante – Crowd Network
  • Bad Cops – BBC Long Form Audio for BBC World Service
  • Battersea Poltergeist – Uncanny Media and Bafflegab Productions for BBC Radio 4
  • Seventeen Years: The Andrew Malkinson story – Stories of our times, The Times
  • Sweet Bobby – Tortoise Media
  • The Catch – Message Heard for Audible
  • The Lazarus Heist – BBC World service
  • The Northern Bank Job – BBC Northern Ireland for BBC Radio 4 & BBC Sounds
  • Who Killed Emma – BBC Scotland Podcasts
  • Wild Crimes for the Natural History Museum – Whistledown Productions for the Natural History Museum

The Climate Award

  • Chattin’ Shit to Save the Planet
  • Common Threads – Ruth MacGilp and Alice Cruickshank
  • Get Birding – Peanut & Crumb
  • Great Green Questions – Mags Creative
  • Ignite Climate Shorts – Fierce Green Productions
  • The Long Time Academy – Headspace, The Long Time Project & Scenery Studios
  • Ocean Matters – Fresh Air Production & The Bertarelli Foundation
  • The Climate Question – BBC Long for Audio for BBC World Service
  • The SpaceShip Earth Podcast – Dan Burgess
  • Which? Investigates – Which?

Best Wellbeing Podcast

  • Built to Thrive – Listen for Amazon Music
  • Declassified – Michael Coates
  • Effin’ Hormones – Helen, Emma, Terri and Beena
  • Happy Place – Fearne Cotton
  • Homo Sapiens – Spirit Studios
  • Manatomy – Danny Wallace, Phil Hilton & Joe Attewell
  • Self Care Club – Lauren Mishcon & Nicole Goodman
  • The ADHD Women’s Wellbeing Podcast – Kate Moryoussef
  • The Merry Menopause Bookclub Podcast – Jo Fuller
  • Yours Sincerely, Jess Phillips – Audio Always

Best Welsh Podcast

  • Cwîns efo Mari a Meilir
  • Gwrachod Heddiw
  • Probcast
  • Sgwrsio
  • Siarad Secs

Best Network or Publisher

  • Audio Always
  • BBC Radio 5 Live
  • BBC World Service
  • Financial Times
  • Fun Kids
  • History Hit
  • Mags Creative
  • Noiser
  • Stak
  • The Athletic

The Creativity Award

  • A Life More Wild – 18Sixty for Canopy & Stars
  • Assume Nothing: Rape Trial – BBC Northern Ireland
  • Have You Heard George’s Podcast? – George the Poet for BBC Radio 5 Live & BBC Sounds
  • Neutrinowatch – Martin Zaltz Austwick and Jeff Emtman
  • Operation Ouch! The Podcast of Everything – Listen for Maverick TV
  • Soundworlds – Patrick Eakin Young
  • Stories of our times – The Times
  • The Bias Diagnosis – Whistledown Productions for Audible
  • The Flock – A Ton Of Feathers
  • The Rez – Rezilience

Best Sales Team

  • Adelicious
  • Fresh Air Production
  • Message Heard Sales Team

Best Marketing Campaign

  • Anthems
  • Exactly. with Florence Given
  • Sweet Bobby

Best Commercial Campaign

  • Money Talks (Acast Creative & Klarna)
  • Comfort Eating with Grace Dent
  • Ed Sheeran’s Mathematics Tour (Fun Kids)

BBC Sounds Rising Star

  • Amy Richards
  • Cara McGoogan
  • DJ Flight
  • Ella Saltmarshe
  • Georgie Ma
  • Kirk Flash
  • Marianna Spring
  • Meera Kumar
  • Michael Safi
  • Shivani Dave

The Spotlight Award

  • Bad Women – Pushkin Industries
  • British Scandal – Wondery
  • Fairy Meadow – BBC Audio Bristol and BBC News for BBC Radio 4
  • Newscast – BBC News
  • Off Menu with Ed Gamble and James Acaster – Plosive Podcasts
  • Real Dictators – Noiser
  • Rose & Rosie: Parental Guidance – BBC Studios Audio for Spotify
  • Short History Of… – Noiser
  • The Foreign Desk – Monocle 24
  • The High Performance Podcast – Jake Humphrey

The Bullseye Award

  • And Then Came Breast Cancer – Future Dreams & 6Foot6 Productions
  • Getting Emotional – Bex Lindsay
  • History Storytime – Sophie, Eleanor and Mark
  • Jimmy’s Jobs of the Future – Jimmy McLoughin OBE
  • Locked Up Living – Naomi Murphy & David Jones
  • Making Conversations Count – Podknows Productions
  • Song by Song – Sam Pay and Martin Austwick
  • Talk Twenties – Gaby Mendes
  • The Proper Mental Podcast – Tom Davies
  • Ysbeidiau Heulog – Llwyd Owen & Leigh Jones

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