Nominees for the British Podcast Awards 2018

Nominees for the British Podcast Awards 2018 include Ed Miliband, Russell Brand, Edith Bowman, Will Young, Josh Widdicombe, Cariad Lloyd, Blue Planet II and over sixty other UK-based shows.

The former Labour leader gets two nominations for his politics show, ‘Reasons To Be Cheerful’, as does actor Cariad Lloyd’s podcast ‘Griefcast’, where comedians discuss their own stories of bereavement.

Selected by over 50 judges listening to over 1,000 hours of entries, the British Podcast Awards recognises some of the most talked-about shows of the year will be in contention; including documentary series ‘The Butterfly Effect’ by Jon Ronson and Will Young’s interview show ‘Homo Sapiens’.

The second British Podcast Awards ceremony will take place on the evening of Saturday 19th May 2018 at King’s Place in King’s Cross.

Every UK podcast is in contention to win The Listeners’ Choice Award, a category voted for directly by fans. Podcasters can direct their fans to the competition’s website to back their favourites.

Last year’s award went to BBC Radio 5 live’s ‘Kermode and Mayo Film Review’, alongside a top ten comprising mostly independent podcasts. Brand new for 2018, is the acast Innovation Award, which recognises new approaches to the podcasting medium.

Awards Co-Creator Matt Hill says “We’re excited to welcome acast’s involvement with a great new award. If you have a product or service that is helping listeners discover new podcasts, or enhance the listening experience, this is the award for you.”

Joining acast in supporting the awards this year are Radioplayer, Twitter, Muddy Knees Media, Podiant, Whistledown, IPDTL, Hindenburg Systems, Create Productions and Audible. Sony Music’s 4th Floor Creative will be hosting the evening’s after-show party. Awards Co-Creator Matt Deegan says “Whether you’ve attended the Royal Wedding in the day, or not, the British Podcast Awards are the perfect place for any happy couple, or singleton for that matter, to have a great evening and celebrate a brilliant medium.”

The Nominations – in full

Branded Content

Irreplaceable: A History of England in 100 Places Fresh Air Production for Historic England
Parliament Explained Fresh Air Production, for UK Parliament
The Discovery Adventures Land Rover
The Penguin Podcast Somethin' Else [for Penguin]
Women in Business   NatWest, Pixiu and Acast

Best Comedy Podcast

A Gay & A NonGay   James Barr & Dan Hudson
Babysitting Trevor Dot Dot Dot Productions
Beef And Dairy Network Podcast Benjamin Partridge
The Political Party With Matt Forde   Matt Forde
This Paranormal Life Rory Powers and Kit Grier

Culture

Literary Friction Carrie Plitt and Octavia Bright
Soundtracking with Edith Bowman Edith Bowman
The Invisible College Cathy FitzGerald [for BBC Radio 4]
The Two Shot Podcast Thomas Griffin and Craig Parkinson
Writer's Routine Dan Simpson

Current Affairs

Brexitcast BBC Radio and Music Production
Reasons To Be Cheerful Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd
Stop & Search With Jason Reed Jason Reed
The Foreign Desk Bill Leuty, Joleen Goffin and Andrew Mueller
Weekly Economics Podcast New Economics Foundation

Entertainment supported by Sony Music’s 4th Floor Creative

Griefcast Cariad Lloyd
Nothing To Declare Podcast Unedited
Probably True Scott Flashheart
The Butterfly Effect Jon Ronson [for Audible]
The It's Nice That Podcast Radio Wolfgang

Family

Dirty Mother Pukka Mother Pukka
Fun Kids Science Weekly Fun Kids
Once Upon A Time In Zombieville Bigmouth Audio [for BBC Radio Scotland]
The Adoption The World at One
The Discovery Adventures Land Rover

Fiction

Blood Culture Resonance
Five Minute Folklore Bob Shoy
Imaginary Advice Ross Sutherland
Once Upon A Time In Zombieville Bigmouth Audio [for BBC Radio 4]
The Discovery Adventures Land Rover

Best Interview

Griefcast Cariad Lloyd
Homo Sapiens Will Young and Christopher Sweeney
Perfume Pioneers Jo Barratt
The Allusionist Helen Zaltzman
The Comedian's Comedian Podcast Stuart Goldsmith

Best New Podcast

Adrift with Geoff Lloyd & Annabel Port Annabel Port and Geoff Lloyd
My First Time Sam Bonham [for VICE]
Radio Atlas Eleanor McDowall
Reasons To Be Cheerful Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd
The Tip Off Maeve McClenaghan

Most Original Podcast

Once Upon A Time In Zombieville Bigmouth Audio [for BBC Radio Scotland]
Quake BBC Radio Drama North
Radio Atlas Eleanor McDowall
The Discovery Adventures Land Rover
The Poetry Exchange Fiona Lesley Bennett, Michael Shaeffer & Ben Hales

The Represent Award

Carousel Radio Davot, Fran, Ewan, Jonny and Sam
I Hear Voices BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat
Mostly Lit Alex Reads, Rai, Derek Owusu
Stance Podcast Chrystal Genesis & Heta Fell
The Backstory Claire Mutimer and Suzy Coulson

Best Radio Podcast

Elis James & John Robins on Radio X Podcast Radio X
Fun Kids Science Weekly Fun Kids
Russell Brand on Radio X Podcast Radio X
Short Cuts Falling Tree Productions [for BBC Radio 4]
The Listening Service Tom Service and The Listening Service Team [for BBC Radio 3]

Smartest

Blue Planet II: The Podcast Emily Knight & Becky Ripley [for the BBC]
Stop & Search With Jason Reed Jason Reed
That Classical Podcast Kelly Harlock and Chris Bland
The Allusionist Helen Zaltzman
The Tip Off Maeve McClenaghan

Sport

Brian Moore's Full Contact Telegraph Media Group
Fight Disciples Fight Disciples
Quickly Kevin, will he score? Chris Scull, Michael Marden & Josh Widdicombe
The Cycling Podcast Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie & Daniel Friebe
Who Are Ya? Ben Cartwright & David Cowlishaw

True Crime

Beyond Reasonable Doubt? Wisebuddah [for BBC Radio 5 Live]
Murder Mile True-Crime Podcast Michael J Buchanan-Dunne
S’laughter: True Crime Podcast Lucy and Emma
The Assassination Owen Bennett-Jones & Neal Razzell [for BBC World Service]
They Walk Among Us Rosanna and Benjamin Fitton

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Posted on Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 at 8:23 pm by UK - Reporter

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