Here’s a special update, where we reveal the nominees for the British Podcast Awards 2020, powered by Acast

The winners, themselves, will be unveiled in a special livestream on Saturday 11th July, where we’ll also crown the Audioboom Podcast of the Year. If you’re planning on watching along, they’re suggesting you RSVP at britishpodcastawards.com/rsvp to register for some surprises. We’ve included links to all of the nominees below, allowing you time to binge in the days leading up to the ceremony. Enjoy!

Plus – they’ve now opened this year’s public vote – the Listeners’ Choice supported by BBC Sounds. You can vote for any podcast for this additional, special category. You can do that here: britishpodcastawards.com/vote.

Best Arts and Culture Podcast (supported by Podbible)

  • Best Pick – A movie review podcast, going through all of the films that have won Best Picture at the Oscars, but in an order chosen by picking the film out of a hat. Presented by John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky.
  • Classical Fix – A BBC Radio 3 podcast for those who want to get into classical music, but don’t really know where to start. Clemmie Burton-Hill introduces a range of classical genres.
  • Rule of Three – Comedy writers Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris talk to people who work in comedy about their favourite funny thing, be that a sitcom, cartoon or film. 
  • Selfridges Hot Air presents State of the Arts – A series that tries to look at the way that art has infiltrated the lives of many different groups, to show that art is not just for those in the know, but is for absolutely everyone.
  • Somerset House – Artists provide thought provoking perspectives in this series from the iconic cultural centre. There are special episodes celebrating 50 years of Black creativity in Britain.
  • Song By Song – A podcast celebrating the music and influence of Tom Waits. In every episode Martin Austwick and Sam Pay talk about one of his records, each episode going through his work chronologically.

Best Branded Podcast

  • #QueerAF – A podcast that looks into many different aspects of being LGBT+ in the 21st Century, put together by Jamie Wareham. Their entry involved contributions from Penguin on a feature about the book “Jack of Hearts and Other Parts.”
  • DeepMind: The Podcast – Hannah Fry presents a series on the science of artificial intelligence, featuring interviews with experts at DeepMind. The series delves into the ways in which AI can be used to solve different issues, and the ethical and safety checks in building it.
  • Meet Me at the Museum – A podcast by the Arts Fund, featuring a well-known name inviting a friend to walk around a gallery or exhibit that they enjoy, followed by an interview with a curator or expert. Its aim is to highlight the role they play in our social lives.
  • On The Marie Curie Couch – A podcast that tries to encourage conversations about death and grief, by having guests talking with Jason Davidson, a Marie Curie bereavement expert. Guests have included Adam Buxton, Janet Ellis, Beverley Knight and Dustin Lance Black.
  • Penguin Podcast – In this podcast from the publisher, authors talk about their creative process, how they write and five objects that have influenced their writing. Presented by Nihal Arthanayake, Katy Brand and David Baddiel.
  • The Rough Guide to Everywhere – The concept of this podcast from the travel guide publisher is to showcase stories that you wouldn’t usually be able to find in a travel guide. Their latest series featured the USA, South Georgia Island (it’s near the Antarctic) and Sweden.

Best Business Podcast

  • Doing It For The Kids – The podcast for parents who also happen to be freelance or run their own businesses on the side, hosted by Frankie Tortora and Steve Folland. The podcast is a community full of like-minded people, with 20 minute school run friendly episodes.
  • Jazz Shapers sponsored by Mishcon De Reya – The podcast brings together influential business leaders with the shapers of the jazz and blues, with the logic that both feature people who challenge the status quo and defy convention.
  • Money Talks –  Writers from The Economists talk about the business world, the changes within the markets and everything you need to know, without the business jargon all packed into 20 minutes.
  • Squiggly Careers – A careers podcast that offers practical advice that reflects our increasingly ‘squiggly’ working lives, hosted by Sarah Ellis and Helen Tupper.
  • Tales of Silicon Valley – A series looking at how Silicon Valley came to be the heart of the tech industry, hosted by The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Forston.
  • Northern Power Women Podcast – A podcast aiming to transform the culture of organisations and drive gender balance, and change perceptions of what people think of businesses in the North.

Best Comedy Podcast (supported by Acast)

  • Brian & Roger – A sitcom about two men who met at a support meeting for divorced men, by Harry Peacock and Dan Skinner. The comedy series consists entirely of answerphone messages between each character.
  • Dear Joan and Jericha – Two agony aunts who inadvertently give out the absolute worst advice possible, improvised entirely Julia Davis and Vicki Pepperdine.
  • Josh Berry’s Fake News – Satire and naughty sketches from impressionist Josh Berry, in punchy 20 minute episodes.
  • Kurupt FM – The stars from People Just Do Nothing reunite for a podcast series based at their pirate radio station studio, covering a different topic each episode.
  • Mind Canyon – An improvised mockumentary series starring Steve Dawson and Charlie Kemp.
  • Off Menu with Ed Gamble and James Acaster – A foodie comedy series where the comedians invite special guests to their magical restaurant to choose their favourite meal.

Best Sports Podcast (supported by Audioboom)

  • COPA90 Football Inside Out – FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 –  A podcast that looked at the World Cup, featuring unsung heroes, the work that is being done and the work that is being done behind the scenes.
  • The Beautiful Brain – Hana Walker-Brown talks about CTE, or chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative brain injury that can be caused by repetitive blows to the head in competitive sports. The series talks about the science behind it, but also the lives of those with CTE.
  • The Cycling Podcast – An deep dive into the world of elite cycling hosted by Lionel Birnie, Daniel Friebe and Richard Moore. Daily episodes are released at every stage of the “Grand Tours,” as well as championships in Yorkshire and the Women’s Tour.
  • The Exs and Os Podcast – A look at the UK American Football scene (also known as Brit Ball), speaking to the people who are involved in the sport. Episodes cover the ethics around children playing American football and mental health in the sport.
  • The Game Changers – The podcast looks at trailblazing women in sport and the issues surrounding equality, pay and equal opportunities. Interviewees have included Olympic Champions, volunteers, coaches and CEOs.
  • The Totally Football Show – James Rlchardson and his team host a podcast on the Premier League, European football fixtures and the weekend fixtures, three times a week.

Best Current Affairs Podcast

  • Full Disclosure with James O’Brien – The LBC broadcaster has conversations with influential names from politics to entertainment, asking deeper questions than the normal celebrity interview.
  • Stance Podcast – Journalist and curator Chrystal Genesis hosts an arts and culture podcast, covering topics such as nightclub counterculture, revolutionary mothering and Manchester’s LGBTQ+ story. 
  • The Intelligence – The Economist’s daily news podcast looking at the stories that are not in the main headlines, but they think should be. 
  • The Tortoise Podcast – Basia Cummings presents a newscast with a slow news approach, reporting and investigating the issues that matter on a weekly basis.
  • The Week Junior Show – A podcast from the staff at the magazine aimed for 8 to 14 year-olds, alongside Fun Kids presenters, helping kids understand more about the world around them.
  • Today in Focus – The Guardian’s daily news podcast, which looks deeper at agenda setting stories.

Best Daily Podcast (supported by Podfollow)

  • Beyond Today – Tina Daheley and Matthew Price look at a big issue behind a recent news story.
  • Love Island: The Morning After – Kem Cetinay and Arielle Free forensically pick apart at the latest episode of the ITV2 reality show, featuring contributions from ex-contestants and fans.
  • The Globalist – Monocle 24’s weekday morning news and business show, hosted by Emma Nelson and Georgina Godwin, with a focus on in-depth reporting.
  • The Rob Auton Daily Podcast – The Yorkshire writer and performer reads out some of his recent works, with episodes released every day of the year.
  • The Santa Daily – A podcast by Santa (obviously) and Fun Kids counting down the days to Christmas.
  • Today in Focus – The Guardian’s daily news podcast, presented by Anushka Asthana.

Best Family Podcast

  • Ask The Nincompoops – Andy Stanton and Carrie Quinlan answer questions that have been sent in by children, such as “why don’t dogs poo in the toilet?” to “what’s the point of wasps?”
  • Breaking Mum & Dad – TV presenter, author and life coach Anna Williamson has frank conversations about parenting with celebrities and bloggers, with a mixture of serious conversations on mental health and lighter topics.
  • David Walliams’ Marvellous Musical Podcast – A ten part quirky and lighthearted look at the lives of famous musicians, as well as definitive moments in music history.
  • Diddy Pod – Diddy Dick and Dom (the mini version of Dick and Dom) have a podcast recorded in unusual locations, from inside a lion’s den to 30,000 ft in the sky.
  • The Intended Parent – A podcast looking at surrogacy and motherhood through the perspective from the girl next door, with advice for both homosexual and heterosexual couples.
  • The Trap Door – Sophie Blank interviews well-known people about parenting and how a new-born has altered their relationships with their partners, families and careers. Guests have included Marcus Brigstocke, Katherine Parkinson, Alice Lowe and Paul Ready. 

Best Fiction Podcast

  • Brian & Roger – Harry Peacock and Dan Skinner star in a sitcom based entirely on answerphone messages that both characters, Brian and Roger, send each other.
  • Coexistence – A science fiction series about a shattered future where humanity’s resources are limited and the world is divided in two. It’s made to be specifically to be listened to via your headphones.
  • Fall of the Shah – A drama, based on real events, looking at the Iran Islamic Revolution of 1979 and the rise of the Islamic Republic under Ayatollah Khomeini.
  • Hag – A set of sinister tales inspired by forgotten folk tales, all sourced by Professor Carolyne, a specialist in Old Norse and British fairy tales at St John’s College, Oxford. It encounters themes of identity, faith, gender and trauma.
  • Mockery Manor – A black comedy mystery-thriller set in an unsettling 1980s amusement park.
  • Passenger List – A thriller about a plane that goes missing between London and New York, starring Kelly Marie Tran and Colin Morgan.

Best Interview 

  • Declassified – Stories that look at the mental health and physical problems from within the military community, with advice on how you can support someone who is currently experiencing problems.
  • Homo Sapiens – Will Young and Christopher Sweeney (and more recently Alan Cumming) talk to inspirational LGBT+ people, with a mixture of light and weighty subjects. Their entry features an interview with Sam Smith and Natalie, a woman the presenters met whilst documenting LGBTQ+ America.
  • How to Kill an Hour – Marcus Bronzy, Nick Bright, Ace and Funk Butcher try to find ways to keep our minds pre-occupied, be that through games, gadgets, tech or the internet. Their entry featured an interview with football broadcaster Chris Kamara, who talked about how discussions about racism in football have changed in recent years.
  • Out to Lunch – The Observer’s food critic Jay Rayner believes the best conversations happen over a good meal, so he records an interview as they tuck into a three course meal. Interviewees have included Richard E. Grant, Russell T. Davies and Jason Isaacs.
  • Today in Focus – The Guardian’s daily news podcast, with a deeper look at the day’s stories. Their entry featured Anushka Asthana’s interview with Auschwitz survivors, Ivor Perl and Susan Pollack. It was described as being hard-hitting and powerful by listeners.
  • Trust Issues: The Infected Blood Scandal – Rachel Botsman looks at what happens when large institutions betray our trust. In a special episode, she looks at the consequences of the contaminated blood scandal, which resulted in more than 1000 deaths.

Best Live Episode (supported by Latitude)

  • Blood on the Tracks – The BBC’s Colin Murray invites four music obsessives to argue incessantly about their favourite tracks. The show made its debut as a live show ahead of Christmas 2019.
  • Can We Just Ask – Author Annie Clarke and journalist Will Clempner present a positive news podcast, through news, discussions and interviews. The podcast hosted four sold-out panels, raising over £1000 for charity.
  • Empire Film Podcast – The film magazine podcast launched their first-ever tour, selling out shows in London, York, Brighton, Belfast and Edinburgh.
  • Nobody Panic – Stevie Martin and Tessa Coates look at the big and small problems we all face, whilst experts are on hand to answer your questions. Episodes have been recorded at the Underbelly Festival, the London Podcast Festival and the Manchester Podcast Festival.
  • Tailenders – BBC Radio 5 Live’s alternative cricket podcast, presented by Greg James, Jimmy Anderson and Felix White. In 2019 two Tailenders events were held at the Hackney Empire, featuring surprise cameos and a live band.
  • Tape Notes – John Kennedy presents a podcast about the art of music production, bringing together an artist and producer to talk about their collaboration. The series went on the road in 2019, playing at a music festival and Miloco studios.

Best Publisher or Network (supported by 4DC, the podcast strategists)

  • BBC World Service 
  • Mags Creative 
  • Somethin’ Else 
  • Studio 71
  • The Athletic
  • The Guardian 

Best New Podcast (supported by Factory Studios)

  • Accentricity – A podcast, presented by Sadie Ryan, that looks into the relationship between language and identity, and how talking to others connects us to who we really are.
  • Masala Podcast – A podcast looking at taboo issues not usually talked about in the South Asian community, hosted by Sangeeta Pillai. The series features interviews with burlesque dancers, queer actors and drag queens.
  • Shagged Married Annoyed – Rosie and Chris Ramsay present a highly podcast about relationships, with relatable anecdotes on modern frustrations and domestic life.
  • The IMO Podcast – A selection of honest conversations with those who are care leavers and what it is like to grow up in care, giving voice to some of the most underrepresented children in the UK.
  • The Last Bohemians – Journalist Kate Hutchinson interviews people who have refused to conform to the mainstream, such as the playwright Bonnie Greer and the industrial musician Cosey Fanni Tutti.
  • The Log Books – A series looking at the written notes from Switchboard, the LGBT+ helpline, and the issues and changes (and similarities) the community have experienced through the decades.

Best Radio Podcast (supported by Radioplayer)

  • Ellie and Anna Have Issues – Ellie Taylor and Anna Whitehouse from Heart radio chat honestly about life and love, at a time when the radio industry is still traditionally male-dominated.
  • Kermode and Mayo’s Film Review – Film reviews and 5 Live Wittertainment from Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo.
  • Santa Daily – A podcast by Father Christmas (and Fun Radio) informing kids what he is up to every day in the run-up to Christmas.
  • The Chris Moyles Show on Radio X Podcast – The Radio X DJ and his team provide not only the best bits from the show of the week, but extra musings and features.
  • The Skewer – A satirical ‘river of sound’ by broadcaster and producer Jon Holmes from BBC Radio 4.
  • Tunnel 29 – Helena Merriman tells the gripping true story about a man who built a tunnel directly under the Berlin Wall to help East Berliners escape Soviet rule.

Best Sex and Relationships Podcast

  • #QueerAF – A fresh look at the LGBT+ community in the 21st Century. As a social enterprise, #QueerAF provides many young queer producers their first paid reporting or production commission.
  • Amaliah – A podcast with a mission to amplify the voices and perspectives of Muslim women. The podcast crowdsources questions from listeners on issues surrounding body confidence, intimacy and how to keep sex exciting if you are still living with the in-laws.
  • Brown Girls Do It Too – BBC Asian Network’s Poppy, Rubina and Roya talk candidly and casually about sex, at a time when some British Asian women face abuse if they are open about their sex lives.
  • F**ks Given – A sex positive podcast, presented by Florence Barkway and Reed Amber, debunking myths and taboos around sex and offering listeners a safe space to openly talk about their sexual experiences.
  • Masala Podcast – A podcast looking at taboo issues not usually talked openly about in the South Asian community, hosted by Sangeeta Pillai.
  • The Breakup Monologues – Rosie Wilby, a self-professed “accidental relationship guru”, looks at our best and worst breakup stories. Guests have included Richard Herring, Sofie Hagen and Sadia Azmat.

Best True Crime Podcast

  • Paradise – A BBC Radio 5 Live podcast looking at why it took 38 years to arrest Silas Duane Boston, a suspect in the murder of the Manchester couple Chris Farmer and Peta Frampton.
  • The Bellingcat Podcast: MH17 – The open source and social media investigations site launched a series looking at who was responsible for the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17, which killed 298 innocent people.
  • The Hurricane Tapes – This BBC World Service podcast looks at Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter, a middleweight boxer who was wrongly convicted for a murder and spent 20 years in prison. The podcast features nearly everyone connected to the case.
  • The Last Days of August – Jon Ronson looks at the last days of adult film star August Ames. The podcast aims to reject sensationalism for nuance, respecting the humanity of the subject whilst emphatically investigating what really happened.
  • The Missing Cryptoqueen – Jamie Bartlett and Georgia Catt investigate the OneCoin founder Dr Ruja Ignatov, who encouraged millions to invest in her own cryptocurrency, but then disappeared from public view whilst millions lost money.
  • Unheard: The Fred and Rose West Tapes – Howard Sounes was one of the first to report on the arrest of Fred and Rose West in 1994. Having recorded enquiries on cassette tapes, he replays them 25 years on, with an emphasis on focusing on the victims rather than the perpetrators.

Best Wellbeing Podcast

  • Declassified – Stories that look at the mental health and physical problems from within the military community, talking about the therapies that are available and how you can support someone who is currently experiencing problems.
  • GABA – Meditation and mindfulness from Adam Martin, set in an intimate, atmospheric soundscape. The ambition is for it to be an antidote from the fast paced of modern life.
  • Hooked: The Unexpected Addicts – Melissa Rice and Jade Wye have a candid and honest conversation about addiction and recovery, debunking the stereotypes and assumptions we make about addicts.
  • No Really, I’m Fine – Journalist Gemma Sherlock, Kate Lally and Michael Pearson host a podcast guiding you through various topics on mental health. Topics include what it is like to be depressed and homeless to how you keep positive whilst working on the frontline against the global pandemic.
  • Rainbow Dads – Stories from gay or bisexual parents, hosted by Richard and Nicholas. The podcast covers a number of topics, from coming out to your children to the possibility of reconciliation.
  • The Sound of Anger – A mixture of documentaries, drama and interviews looking at what anger, where it comes from and whether we are now living in the age of rage.

The Bullseye Award (supported by Blue Microphones)

  • After: Surviving Sexual Assault – Catriona Morton talks to fellow survivors of sexual assault on what had happened, followed by a focus on how they survived and cope today. Sensitivity of the interviewees was paramount from the start, the podcast also structured in a way to help listeners who have also experienced sexual assault.
  • Strong Manchester Women – Interviews with activists, trailblazers and leaders who make an impact in Manchester, unrepresented women that we don’t normally hear in the rest of the media. Despite the setting in Manchester, they have had listeners from Italy, Malaysia, Gibraltar and more.
  • The Investor’s Guide to China – A podcast series giving you an insight into the Chinese economy and how their financial markets work, with access to those with decades worth of expertees.
  • The Offensive – A mockumentary podcast that follows the ins and outs of Premier League team Ashwood City FC. There are now more than sixty voice artists involved in the show.
  • Things Unseen: Entombed – A radio play about two Irishmen who are trapped in a cave following an earthquake, who then strike up a conversation with the man they were due to bury. The podcast that unfolds into themes surrounding spiritualism in the modern age.
  • This is Spoke – Fenn O’Meally and Big Zuu that has meaningful conversations on a number of topics appealing to a Gen Z audience, from the continuing difficulties that many LGBT+ people experience to the downsides of social media.

The Spotlight Award (supported by DAX)

  • Deliciously Ella – The wellbeing and health podcast hosted by Ella and Matthew Mills, encouraging mental health focused conversations, digital detoxes and the benefits of switching to a plant-powered diet.
  • Elis James and John Robins – Warmth, chatter and anecdotes from the BBC 5 Live broadcasters. Podcast episodes involve much more than their radio broadcast, with long-winding and engaging bespoke intros and lockdown specials.
  • Happy Mum, Happy Baby –  Giovanna Fletcher talks about motherhood and interviews other well-known mums about their experiences, providing a ‘all in this together’ approach. Their most recent series featured The Duchess of Cambridge as a guest.
  • My Dad Wrote a Porno – Jamie Morton reads out his Dad’s erotic fiction to a rather horrified Alice Levine and James Cooper. The podcast is now on its fifth season and guests have included Josh Groban and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
  • Table Manners with Jessie Ware – The singer-songwriter Jessie Ware and her mother Helena invite well-known names over for dinner, providing a setting for engaging and relatable anecdotes. Guests have included London Mayor Sadiq Khan, Sam Smith and George Ezra.
  • The Guilty Feminist – Stand-up comedian Deborah Frances-White hosts an unscripted live show that asks about modern feminism and the inequalities within society. They have interviewed sex workers, trans activists and more.

Best Entertainment Podcast (supported by Sony Music’s 4th Floor Creative)

  • George Ezra & Friends – The musician has longform and intimate conversations with people he has always been fascinated in, from Elton John to Shania Twain. Episodes include conversations about overcoming the fear of expectations when releasing new material to having depression whilst in the public eye. 
  • Help I Sexted My Boss – A witty advice podcast presented by Jordan North and William Hanson.
  • No Country for Young Women – Sadia Azmat and Monty Onanuga give a witty, honest and informal guide for the inbetweeners, those who are coming to terms with their heritage whilst also trying to fit in Britain.
  • Off Menu with Ed Gamble and James Acaster – The comedians invite a special guest to choose their favourite fantasy meal, with a wide variety of guests and conversation.
  • Sam Walker’s Desert Diaries – Weekly updates from the broadcaster on what it is like to relocate your whole family from Manchester to Arizona. A deeply personal and honest account.
  • Something Rhymes with Purple – A podcast about words and language hosted by Susie Dent from Countdown’s Dictionary Corner and broadcaster Gyles Brandreth. If you’re into etymology and the origins of phrases, this is the place for you.

The Creativity Award (supported by Audible)

  • David Walliams’ Marvellous Musical Podcast -The comedian takes a humorous look at different eras of music.
  • Fake Heiress – Looking at Anna Delvey, who conned her way into New York high society by claiming that she was a multi-millionaire.
  • Mind Canyon – An improvised mockumentary series starring Steve Dawson and Charlie Kemp.
  • The Skewer – A satirical ‘river of sound’ by broadcaster and producer Jon Holmes from BBC Radio 4.
  • The Sound of Anger – A mixture of documentaries, drama and interviews looking at what anger, where it comes from and whether we are now living in the age of rage.
  • Where Is My Mind? – Niall Breslin shows us the impact the fast pace of modern life has on our wellbeing. There is also mindfulness advice and atmospheric meditations.

Smartest Podcast (supported by Rethink Audio)

  • Food Actually – Cook and culinary writer Tamar Adler makes us think differently about the food we eat, as we know less and less about the food that we are putting in our mouths. Episodes have looked at maltodextrin, a mysterious ingredient found in thousands of foods to the complexities in labelling.
  • Power Corrupts – A podcast about “the hidden, and often nefarious forces that shape our world.” Dr Brian Klaas looks at issues of election rigging, conspiracy theories, assassinations and more, relating to issues of moral philosophy and political science. 
  • Tales of Silicon Valley – Stories of Silicon Valley from The Sunday Times’ Danny Forsten. It looks at the spectacular rise and fall of the social media site Bebo and the ugly world of content moderation.
  • The Listening Service – Investigating how music works, aiming to make us think about it a little differently. Episodes have included barbershop singing, yuletide music and music simplicity.
  • The Sound of Anger – A mixture of documentaries, drama and interviews looking at what anger, where it comes from and whether we are now living in the age of rage.
  • The Tip Off – An independent podcast that looks at groundbreaking investigative journalism in recent years. Episodes have included the alleged abuse perpetrated by R Kelly, the rise of antibiotic resistance to hospital superbugs and the Windrush Scandal.

Best Podcast in the Welsh Language

  • Dwy laity, Un Ymennydd – Elis James presents a podcast on how language is the gateway into different societies around the world, speaking with broadcasters, comedians and writers who have their own perspective on life and language.
  • Siarad Secs – The BBC Cymru podcast that encourages frank discussion on sex, sexuality, gender and more, hosted by Lisa Angharad.
  • Yr Halclediad – Bryn Salisbury, Lestyn Lloyd and Sioned Mills present the longest running Welsh language podcast, containing a mixture of irreverent chat about serious points about whether digital technology is taking the Welsh cultural ‘voice; into consideration.

Acast Moment of the Year

  • Happy Place – The broadcaster Fearne Cotton talks to well-known names about happiness means to them, as well as topics of life and loss. The entry they submitted was an interview with the musician Ellie Goulding, who spoke candidly about alcohol and the trouble overnight success brings.
  • No Such Thing As A Fish – The QI Elves talk about the facts they have stumbled across in the last week in front of a live studio audience. The entry they submitted for this category is about them receiving the prestigious, pan-European Heinz Oberhummer Award for Scientific Communication.
  • #QueerAF – A podcast, by National Student Pride, looking at a student, graduate or producer and their LGBT+ experience. The entry they submitted is a conversation between broadcaster Evan Davis and Ian McKellen, who made controversial remarks at the National Student Pride. 
  • RHLSTP – Richard Herring interviews some of the most well-known names in British comedy and culture. The entry they submitted for this category was an interview with Les Dennis, who talked about his experiences of being in the Big Brother house and his relationship with the British press.
  • Tunnel 29 – Helena Merriman tells the gripping true story about a man who built a tunnel directly under the Berlin Wall to help East Berliners escape Soviet rule. The show is perfect to listen through your headphones, as it provides you a sense of the claustrophobia in the tunnel. 
  • Ways to Change the World – Krishnan Guru-Murphy from Channel 4 News interviews guests on the big ideas that can change the lives we all live in. The entry they submitted was Rachel Riley talking about Labour and anti-semitism.

Congratulations to all of the nominees. We’ll be back with the usual list of recommendations and latest podcast news in the Great British Podcasts Newsletter this Sunday. Have a great week.

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