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 their first one.
From over 220 entries and an exceptionally strong shortlist of 124 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 – Energy Voice Out Loud, DC Thomson Media
Best Books & Literature Podcast – Author In Your Classroom, DC Thomson Media
Best Entertainment & Culture Podcast – Film Stories with Simon Brew, Film Stories
Best Food & Drink Podcast –The Cocktail Lovers Podcast, The Cocktail Lovers magazine
Best Health & Wellbeing Podcast – Life Before Birth, Reby Media
Best Hobbies & Special Interest Podcast – BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Podcast, Immediate Media
Best Investigative Podcast – Smoke Screen, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, Auddy
Best Lifestyle Podcast – Working It, Financial Times
Best Limited Series – Bed of Lies, The Telegraph
Best Local & Community Podcast – Brummie Mummies, Reach PLC, Laudable
Best News Podcast – News Briefing, Financial Times
Best Political Podcast – The New Statesman Podcast, The New Statesman
Best Science & Medical Podcast – Mysteries of Science, Future PLC
Best Sponsored & Branded Podcast – American Metamorphosis, The Atlantic
Best Sport Podcast – The bunkered Podcast, DC Thomson Media
Best Technology Podcast – Engineering Matters, Reby Media
Best Commercial Strategy – The New Statesman podcast & World Review from the New Statesman, The New Statesman
Best Student Podcast – In the Gray Zone, Mithil Aggarwal, Chloe Ching and Teele Rebane, The University of Hong Kong
From these 19 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.
Publisher Podcast Of The Year: Bed of Lies – The Telegraph
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 (sponsored by Megaphone): Ross MacPherson, Reby Media
See the full shortlist and winning podcasts over on the Publisher Podcast Awards website.
Many congratulations to all the winners and shortlisted podcasts. Hear from many of the winners on how to level up your podcast strategy at our Publisher Podcast Summit in October 2022. Entries for 2023’s Awards will open in September – subscribe on the website for updates on entries, judges, the Summit, and more.