British Podcast Awards announced the 11 successful recipients of the Pulse Award (an initiative from the British Podcast Awards and Wellcome. Collectively, the podcasts are sharing £50,000 of funding to produce content that drives conversations around public health. Listeners will be able to hear the episodes later this year.
The winners are:
Busy Being Black a podcast exploring how it is to live in the fullness of queer black lives. It will produce six episodes titled “Queer Black Lives Matter”.
Why Aren’t You A Doctor Yet? is a podcast where science and tech journalism meets pop culture. Delivering a mini series titled “An A-Z guide to sickness and health in ethnic minorities”.
Quirky Voices Podcast is a podcast that hosts a variety of stories for adults and kids in audio fiction format. It will deliver a project titled “Anyone F’Coffee” about five women who know each other well, all living with hidden pain.
STEM in the Gorbals is a podcast about people’s experiences of mental health in Gorbals, recorded and edited by young people. They will deliver four podcasts which support young people and children to use technology to explore mental health and will be taking a medical view on lived experiences.
Getting Better Acquainted is a podcast about people, relationships, ideas, feelings, documenting moments and changing and developing as humans. It will produce a mini series titled “Down to a Sunless Sea: Memories of my Dad” about the host’s relationship with his dad.
Stranger Minds is a chat show about breakups and how we recover from them, hosted by the award winning comedian, author, and speaker, Rosie Wilby. She will deliver two feature length live episodes featuring a panel in consultation with science adviser Dr. Qazi Rahman.
The Breakup Monologues is a chat show podcast about breakups and how we recover from them, hosted by the award winning comedian, author and speaker Rosie Wilby. She will deliver two feature length live episodes featuring a panel programmed in consultation with science adviser, Dr. Qazi Rahman.
Declassified documents stories from the military community to help, support, and guide those suffering from mental health and physical illness and injury. They will produce at least five episodes titled “Declassified – Mental health tool kit”.
Probably True is a podcast about stories of queer life and even quee-er sex. They will deliver three episodes looking at LGBTQ storytelling, exploring the impact of HIV on the LGBTQ community in the UK during the 80s and 90s, and comparing with recent research showing a decrease in the number of new infections.
Discovering Dementia is hosted by Penny Bell. The podcast is about the journey following her mum’s diagnosis of Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia, and how shocked she was when finding out how little organized provision there was for those facing this devastating diagnosis in the UK.
A Gay and a NonGay is hosted by James Barr and Dan Hudson. It is the UK’s biggest LGBTQ+ podcast. They will produce a multi-part series titled “AIDS: Current Treatment and Future Cures”.