Welcome to a special edition of this newsletter, as we unveil all of the winners of the biggest podcasting night in the country!

That’s right. It’s the British Podcast Awards 2022 (powered by Audible).

More than 100 independent judges whittled down the entries to make ten nominations in nearly all of the main categories, which we unveiled in a newsletter just over a month ago. Here are all of the GOLD, SILVER and BRONZE winners in each category. Just click on each podcast to listen to their entry. 

And special congratulations to RedHanded, who won the Listeners’ Choice award (supported by Acast+). This was the only award chosen by the general public and specifically, readers of this very newsletter! Well done.

The British Podcast Awards Winners Are…

Podcast of the Year (supported by Audible)

Listeners’ Choice (supported by Acast+)

Moment of the Year (supported by Audio UK)

Best Arts and Culture (supported by Pod Bible)

Best Business Podcast (supported by Subly)

Best Comedy Podcast (supported by Amazon Music)

Best Current Affairs Podcast

Best Daily Podcast

Best Documentary Podcast

Best Entertainment Podcast (supported by Create Podcasts)

Best Family Podcast

Best Fiction Podcast

Best Interview (supported by Podfollow)

Best Live Podcast

Best New Podcast

Best Sex and Relationships Podcast

Smartest Podcast

This award celebrates podcasts that have been explaining a complex issue in an accessible and entertaining way.

Best Sport Podcast

Best True Crime Podcast (supported by Wondery)

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 Wellbeing Podcast (supported by Audible)

Best Podcast in the Welsh Language

Best Radio Podcast

This category celebrates the podcasts that have also been entirely or partially broadcast on radio.

Best Branded Podcast

Best Network or Publisher

  • GOLD: Mags Creative
  • SILVER: Stak
  • BRONZE: BBC Radio 5 Live

The Creativity Award (supported by Audible)

This special category celebrates the podcasts that wowed the judges with original and distinctive storytelling, performance, editing, sound design and more.

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.

  • GOLD: Kirk Flash
  • SILVER: Meera Kumar
  • BRONZE: DJ Flight

The Spotlight Award

This is a podcast with a sizable audience that is helping to bring new audiences into the podcasting world.

The Bullseye Award

This podcast celebrates niche but vital podcasts, or podcasts that are still underrepresented in other British media.

Congratulations to all of the winners! Thank you so much for reading this special edition and we’ll be back next week with some more recommendations.

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