Nish Kumar to chair podcast awards judging

The British Podcast Awards are returning for a second year, with comedian and podcaster Nish Kumar announced as the chair of judges this time.

Entries have opened today across 15 categories, including a new one for Family and Kids content.

Podcasts nominated for the awards this year will be featured by The Guardian’s Culture Podcast channel. The winner from each of the BPAs categories will be eligible to win the coveted Podcast of the Year Award.

Matt Hill, co-founder of the BPAs says: “We’re delighted to be working with The Guardian again, we want to be able to spread the word about the UK’s great podcasts and this series will definitely help us do just that.”

Nish Kumar, a regular co-host on The Bugle podcast and presenter of The Mash Report on BBC Two television, says: “It’s a honour to be passed the baton from Helen Zaltzman to lead the judging panel for this year’s British Podcast Awards. And just like other leaders, I will cram it with my own, like-minded appointments. So I hope you’re all making podcasts about Frank Ocean. Good luck everybody!”

Matt Deegan co-founder of the BPAs says: “Last year we had an amazing response to the British Podcast Awards and we’ve worked hard to make this year even bigger. We’re excited to have Nish on board and have some more amazing announcements to make soon. Right now, we encourage UK podcasters to get entering!”.

Entries close on Friday 2nd March. You can find out more and enter your podcast at

Posted on Friday, February 2nd, 2018 at 12:04 pm by RadioToday UK

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