Media Voices are delighted to reveal the winners of 2023’s Publisher Podcast Awards, following a ceremony which took place on Wednesday 26th April at Proud Cabaret City in London.
The awards are a celebration of the podcasting success of publishers and media organisations, whether they’ve been in the podcasting space a while, or have just launched.
From over 200 entries and an exceptionally strong shortlist of 120 podcasts, our judges marked the podcasts on a range of factors, including production quality, how well the podcast reflected the publisher’s brand, and strategies to grow the audience.
Best B2B Podcast – The Authority File – Choice
Best Entertainment & Culture Podcast (sponsored by Steady) – Film Stories with Simon Brew – Film Stories
Best Family & Lifestyle Podcast – Money Clinic with Claer Barrett – Financial Times
Best Food & Drink Podcast – BBC Good Food Podcast – Immediate Media
Best Health & Wellbeing Podcast – The Reset Room – NationalWorld
Best Hobbies & Special Interest Podcast – History Extra – Immediate Media
Best Investigative Podcast – Hot Money – Financial Times
Best Limited Series – Bed of Lies: Blood – The Telegraph
Best Local & Community Podcast – The Northern Agenda – Reach, Laudable
Best News Podcast – Ukrainecast – BBC
Best Partner Podcast – “Are You Sleeping?” – Vox Creative, Mattress Firm
Best Political Podcast – The New Statesman Podcast – The New Statesman
Best Science & Medical Podcast – Mysteries of Science – The Week Junior Science & Nature, Future PLC
Best Sport Podcast – The Everything is Black and White Podcast – Chronicle Live, Reach PLC
Best Technology Podcast – Engineering Matters – Reby Media
Best Commercial Strategy – The New Statesman podcast network – The New Statesman
Best Video Strategy – Kammy and Ben’s Proper Football Podcast – BBC, Folding Pocket
Best Podcast Launch – PodPod – Haymarket
From these 18 category winners, the Media Voices team listened to them all and chose an overall winning podcast. This year’s winners are an especially strong cohort. But for us, there was one podcast in particular that stood out. The Awards team were each blown away by its quality, and the numerous comments from judges have reinforced the decision.
To secure podcasting as a successful part of a publisher’s strategy, there are often key people within the business driving best practice, seeking inspiration, and looking for new opportunities. Our Publisher Podcast Hero of the Year award celebrates an individual who has gone above and beyond to demonstrate the value of podcasting to their organisation.
Publisher Podcast Hero of the Year: Jack Meegan-Vickers, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime
See the full shortlist and winning podcasts over on the Publisher Podcast Awards website.
The Publisher Podcast Summit
Media Voices will be holding the second Publisher Podcast Summit combined with next year’s Awards in April 2024. This will have sessions designed for publishers at all stages of their podcasting journey, whether they’re looking to start their first series or are looking to take their existing podcast/s to the next level.
The Summit will feature interviews with many of our Publisher Podcast Award-winners, as well as practical workshops and opportunities to share challenges and solutions with fellow publishers.
Interested speakers, attendees or partners can register their interest at publisherpodcastsummit.com