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The Sports Podcast Awards 2022 – The Winners

Sports podcast awards - the best sports podcasts 2022


The Sports Podcast Awards 2022 – The Winners

Last night saw the inaugural Sports Podcast Awards! A virtual ceremony streamed on YouTube was hosted by former England rugby player and host of The Good, The Bad, and The Rugby podcast, James Haskell, and Colleen Wolfe from NFL Network.

Sports podcasts are one of the most popular genres of audio entertainment, so there were 24 categories covering all areas of sports podcasting. Without further ado, here are the winners of the Sports Podcast Awards 2022, voted for by the listening public…

Best American Football Podcast

The Fantasy Footballers – The expert trio of Andy Holloway, Jason Moore, and Mike “The Fantasy Hitman” Wright break down the world of Fantasy Football with astute analysis, strong opinions, and matchup-winning advice you can’t get anywhere else.  Listen now >>

Best Baseball Podcast

Talkin’ Baseball – Breaking down and recapping the series that were, the standings, the good, the bad and the angry from MLB, every Monday and Friday. Listen now >>

Best Basketball Podcast

Basketball History 101 – Rick Loayza aims to bring back some of the old stories from basketball’s history,  and the older days of basketball before there were 22 cameras and instant highlights on your device. Listen now >>

Best College Sports Podcast:

The Nolecast – The leading podcast about Florida State sports. Bud Elliott and Ingram Smith discuss FSU football and recruiting, as well as basketball and baseball. Listen now >>

Best Combat Sports Podcast:

Morning Kombat – Luke Thomas is a former Marine Sergeant and the Sr. MMA Analyst for CBS Sports. Brian Campbell is the CBS Sports Sr. Insider for all things Combat. Together they cover everything happening in the world of Boxing and MMA, including talking to the fighters, promoters and the fans. Listen now >>

Best Cricket Podcast:

Giving The Game Away – The aim of this podcasts is to humanise sportspeople by discussing their off-the-pitch interests, and highlighting lesser-spoken aspects of their lives such as dealing with rejection, recovering from injuries and handling the media. Listen now >>

Best Esports Podcast:

The Football Manager Show by The Athletic – Every week, Iain Macintosh speaks to the people who know the game best; the people who literally made the game. Listen now >>

Best Fitness Podcast:

The Running For Real Podcast – Former professional runner and life-long athlete, Tina Muir, hosts this unique running podcast that focuses on relating every experience back to the listeners. Listen now >>

Best Golf Podcast:

Sky Sports Golf Podcast – Keeping up to date with latest golf news, reviews of the week’s tournaments and a look ahead to forthcoming events. Listen now >>

Best Motorsports Podcast:

WTF1 Podcast – All the latest F1 news, races, incidents and controversy. Who was at fault for the crash? Who needs to step up their game before they get the sack? What can be guaranteed… there will be arguments and there will be memes.Listen now >>

Best Olympic & Paralympic Podcast:

Off The Podium – Three men who dream of Olympic glory and have as much athletic prowess as a piece of cheese sit down (or stand up) and discuss the Olympics, bringing you daily updates, segments and attempted humour that would make even the most passionate Olympics fan in the world crack a wry smile. Well, at least that’s what they hope. Listen now >>

Best Rugby Podcast:

The Rugby Pod – Perhaps no surprise the ‘most listened to rugby podcast in the world’ wins this one. The Rugby Pod from The Ringer is hosted by Andy Rowe, and features Andy Goode, and Big Jim Hamilton. Listen now >>

Best Soccer Podcast:

Transfer Talk – Transfer Talk is a podcast from Sky Sports News which features debate and analysis from some of the most well connected reporters in the football world throughout the transfer window. Listen now >>

Best Tennis Podcast:

Control the Controllables – Dan Kiernan, Director of SotoTennis Academy in Spain has created a podcast to entertain, educate and energise the tennis community. Listen now >>

Best Urban & Adventure Podcast:

Tough Girl Podcast – A completely independent podcast from Sarah Williams highlight women in adventure and extreme sports. It’s also one of our favourite outdoors podcasts! Listen now >>

Best Winter Sports Podcast:

The Ski Podcast – Hosted by Iain Martin, The Ski Podcast is a UK-based podcast that looks at at all aspects of the world of skiing and snowboarding, from resorts to racing, Ski Sunday to slush. Listen now >>

Best Equality & Social Impact Podcast:

TWS Sports Podcast – This podcast is hosted by autistic children from Tettenhall Wood School in Wolverhampton. Each week, they chat to a sporting guest from around the world. Listen now >> 

Best News & Current Affairs Podcast:

Football Social Daily – The ONLY daily Premier League podcast bringing the latest news and opinion from the EPL. It talks about big Premier League talking points from the fans’ perspective, 7 days a week throughout the season. Listen now >>

Best Performance and Wellbeing Podcast:

The High Performance Podcast – The High Performance Podcast is an intimate glimpse into the lives of high-achieving, world-class performers who have all excelled in their field with first-hand experiences and lessons to share. Hosted by sports broadcaster Jake Humphrey and leading organisational psychologist Damian Hughes. Listen now >>

Best Sports Business Podcast:

Are You Not Entertained? – Honest, amusing but above all, authentic, Roger Mitchell, Grant Williams and Giles Morgan invite guests from all corners of the sport, music and entertainment worlds to join them and discuss how the game has changed, where it might be headed and what that means for the people who matter the most; the fans. Listen now >>

Best Sports Comedy Podcast:

The Socially Distant Sports Bar – No stranger to winning awards, The Socially Distance Sports Bar builds on its Pod Bible Poll win from 2020! Listen here >>

Best Sports Documentary Podcast:

Defiance – Legendary sprinter Michael Johnson embarks upon a personal journey through the history of protest in sport. He discovers the remarkable stories of those who’ve taken stands, and assesses the impact of their efforts in driving societal change. Listen now >>

Best Team Podcast:

Two Woods Four Quarters: A Harlequins Podcast – A fan podcast for the Harlequins rugby team, Two Woods, Four Quarters: A Harlequins Podcast is hosted by cousins; Will Wood & Michael Wood. Listen now >> 

The Big Hitters Award:

The Fantasy Footballers – The only podcast to win in more than one category! Listen now >>

Sports Podcast of the Year:

Morning Kombat – The coverted award of the night the Sports Podcast of the Year was chosen by the Sports Podcast Awards advisory board , Morning Kombat podcast spotlights the world of boxing and MMA. Listen here>>

Congratulations to all the winners. We look forward to next year!

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