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Winners of the 2017 British Podcast Awards

The winners of the 2017 British Podcast awards have been announced. The winners were chosen by over fifty independent judges working in podcasting. The British Podcast Awards website has the full list (with links to the winning podcasts.)

audioBoom Podcast of the Year 2017: Fathers & Sons – Radio Wolfgang with Mr. Porter

Listeners’ Choice Awards 2017: Kermode & Mayo’s Film Review – Somethin’ Else for BBC Radio 5Live

Podcast Champion 2017: Adam Buxton

Best Review:

  • Gold: Song by Song – Martin Zaltz Austwick and Sam Pay
  • Silver: The Penguin Podcast – Somethin’ Else
  • Bronze: Soundtracking with Edith Bowman – Edith Bowman

True Crime:

  • Gold: They Walk Among Us – Benjamin Fitton and Rosanna Fitton
  • Silver: Body on the Moor – BBC Radio
  • Bronze: Untold: the Daniel Morgan Murder – Peter Jukes and Deeivya Meir

Branded Content supported by Create:

  • Gold: Fathers & Sons – Radio Wolfgang with Mr. Porter
  • Silver: Sound Matters – Third Ear/Quincey Sound production for B&O Play
  • Bronze: The National Trust Gardens Podcast – Fresh Air Production

Best Comedy supported by Podiant:

  • Gold: Beef & Dairy Network Podcast – Benjamin Partridge
  • Silver: The Adam Buxton Podcast – Adam Buxton
  • Bronze: Do The Right Thing – Fuzz Productions


  • Gold: Tracks – BBC Radio
  • Silver: Wooden Overcoats – Wooden Overcoats Ltd.
  • Bronze: Beef & Dairy Network Podcast – Benjamin Partridge

Smartest supported by Whistledown Studios:

  • Gold: Coffee Break Italian – Radio Lingua Network
  • Silver: Sciencish – Radio Wolfgang
  • Bronze: Sound Matters – Third Ear/Quincey Sound production for B&O Play

Represent supported by Upload Radio:

  • Gold: Melanin Millennials – The ShoutOut Network
  • Silver: Farmerama – Jo Barratt and Abby Rose
  • Bronze: Lunar Poetry Podcasts – David Turner

Best Radio Podcast supported by UK Radioplayer:

  • Gold: Short Cuts – Falling Tree Productions for BBC Radio
  • Silver: 50 Things That Changed The Modern Economy – BBC Radio Current Affairs for BBC World Service
  • Bronze: Ollie & Si – Ollie Gallant and Simon Alexander, Quidem Radio

Best New Podcast supported by the Radio Independents Group:

  • Gold: The Cinemile – Dave Corkery and Cathy Cullen
  • Silver: The Untold – BBC Radio 4
  • Bronze: Everyone Else – Eva Krysiak


  • Gold: Fight Disciples – Fight Disciples
  • Silver: Hornet Heaven – Olly Wicken
  • Bronze: The Big Interview With Graham Hunter – Neil White

Best Interview supported by ipDTL:

  • Gold: Scientists not the Science – Stuart Higgins
  • Silver: What Goes On Here – Sam Walker
  • Bronze: Getting Better Acquainted – Dave Pickering

Current Affairs:

  • Gold: The Inquiry – BBC Radio Current Affairs for BBC World Service
  • Silver: The Economist asks – The Economist
  • Bronze: Weekly Economics Podcast – New Economics Foundation

International Award:

  • Gold: How To Be A Girl – Mario Mack, The Heard
  • Silver: Radiolab – WNYC
  • Bronze: Homecoming – Gimlet Media

Entertainment with Maple Street Studios:

  • Gold: Hip Hop Saved My life with Romesh Ranganathan – audioBoom
  • Silver: Probably True – Scott Flashheart Elliot
  • Bronze: Soundtracking with Edith Bowman – Edith Bowman

‘Other’ (AKA Most Original Podcast):

  • Gold: Between the Ears – BBC Radio
  • Silver: Mountain – Christopher Sleight
  • Bronze: Weird Tales and the Unexplainable – Bob Shoy

Enter the British Podcast Awards

The British Podcast Awards was created to highlight the best podcasts of the year that were made in Great Britain. The deadline for entering your podcast is March 6, 2017.

The British Podcast Awards hold a competition to showcase the best podcasts of the year. They welcome all podcast makers to enter: from big brands to bedroom publishers, charities to comedians, anyone who is helping to build an industry in which we can all be proud.

It is the only British podcast-only competition decided by independent judges. Nominees will have their shows featured on theguardian.com, as part of an exclusive podcast series showcasing all the categories.  It costs £15 per entry (plus PayPal fees).

To enter, your podcast must have been made in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. You must have created at least six episodes of a single podcast between January 2016 and December 2016. The deadline for entry is Monday, March 6, 2017. Entries should be in English. Audio must have been available to download via RSS within qualifying period.

You have to enter (up to) 4 clips – as a single MP3, up to a maximum of 15 minutes – that best describes the work that you do. You can also submit background information and/or tracklisting.

Categories include:

  • TV, Film, Games & Books
  • True Crime
  • Branded Content – the best examples of advertiser-funded podcasts
  • Comedy
  • Fiction – incorporating drama, readings, and all post truths
  • Smartest – general knowledge and fact-based fun
  • Represent – podcasts that reach audiences that traditional media fail to reach
  • Best Radio Podcast supported by UK Radioplayer
  • Best New Podcast
  • Sport
  • Interview
  • Current Affairs
  • Entertainment with Maple Street Studios
  • “Other” (AKA Most Original Podcast)