Welcome to the first of two special editions announcing all of the nominees of the British Podcast Awards 2022 (supported by Audible). The awards, celebrating the very best in British audio, will be announced at a special ceremony at Kennington Park in London on Saturday 23rd July!

For the very first time, there are *ten* nominations in each category at the British Podcast Awards, which mean that each category highlights the top ten best podcasts in a wealth of subjects you can listen to right now. In case you have been too busy to listen to discover the best new podcasts over the last year, right now is your opportunity. 

And there are so many categories and nominees to celebrate that more nominations will be announced next Sunday too, but you can find out more by heading to the British Podcast Awards website!

PLUS… it is time for you to vote for the Listeners Award (supported by Acast+). This is the only British Podcast Awards category that is voted by the public and this year the winner is chosen by readers of this very newsletter. All you need to do is head to the Listeners Award nominations page and submit the podcast you believe deserves to win!


The Climate Award 

This award celebrates podcasts that have highlighted the climate emergency, and explained the issue in a helpful or creative way. This podcast celebrates podcasts and their teams making a difference.

Best Arts and Culture (supported by Pod Bible)

Best Comedy Podcast (supported by Amazon Music)

Best Daily Podcast

Best Documentary Podcast

Best Family Podcast

Best Interview (supported by Podfollow)

Best Network or Publisher

These celebrate companies and broadcasters that have been releasing a slate of great podcasts over the last year.

  • Audio Always
  • BBC Radio 5 Live
  • BBC World Service Podcasts
  • Financial Times
  • Fun Kids Podcast network
  • History Hit
  • Mags Creative
  • Noiser
  • Stak
  • The Athletic UK

Best Sex & Relationships Podcast

Best True Crime Podcast (supported by Wondery)

Best Podcast in the Welsh Language

Rising Star (supported by BBC Sounds)

This podcast celebrates individuals who have under two year’s experience in podcasting, but have already made noticeable and exciting contributions. These are great people to look out for in the years ahead.

  • Amy Richards
  • Cara McGoogan
  • DJ Flight
  • Ella Saltmarsh
  • Georgia Ma
  • Kirk Flash
  • Marianna Spring
  • Meera Kumar
  • Michael Safi
  • Shivani Dave

Thank you so much for reading and congratulations to all of the nominees. We’ll be back next week with another edition announcing even more.

Categories: Weekly Picks