Gongs for Peter Crouch, Eddie Mair and the late Rachael Bland

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Rachael Bland: the late presenter of BBC Radio 5 Live’s You, Me and the Big C

The BBC won six of the 20 gongs on offer at Saturday’s British Podcast Awards (BPA), while spoken word artist George the Poet swept up.

Flagship BBC Radio 5 Live podcasts Brexitcast, You, Me and the Big C and That Peter Crouch Podcast took three of the big awards.

The former took the Listeners’ Choice Award and the latter picked up the Spotlight Award, while You, Me and the Big C, hosted by the late presenter Rachael Bland, won the Spotlight Award.

There were also victories for Academy Award-winning Dustin Lance Black’s BBC Sounds podcast Surrogacy: A Family Frontier, while BBC Local Radio’s Multi Story won Best Radio Podcast and Eddie Mair’s Grenfell Tower Inquiry won Best Current Affairs.

The BPAs was also used as the platform to reveal the winner of the Rachael Bland New Podcast Award, which will be piloted on podcasting platform BBC Sounds.

The as-yet-untitled winner is presented by three former addicts – Melissa, Jade and Selvi, and will explore life in recovery.

The night’s biggest winner was George the Poet, who picked up five gongs across the board for music/storytelling fusion Have You Heard George’s Podcast?.

The spoken word artist scooped the coveted Podcast of the Year gong, along with Best Arts & Culture, Best Fiction, Best New Podcast and Smartest Podcast.

BPA 2019 Winners

 

Podcast Champion
MY DAD WROTE A PORNO
Alice Levine, James Cooper, Jamie Moreton

Audioboom Podcast of the Year
HAVE YOU HEARD GEORGE’S PODCAST?
George The Poet


Listeners’ Choice Award supported by BBC Sounds

BREXITCAST
BBC Radio 5 Live


Acast Moment of the Year

YOU, ME AND THE BIG C
BBC Radio 5 Live


Spotlight Award
THAT PETER CROUCH PODCAST
BBC Radio 5 Live


Best Arts & Culture
HAVE YOU HEARD GEORGE’S PODCAST?
George The Poet


Bet Branded Podcast
SELFRIDGES HOT AIR: FRESH EYES
Radio Wolfgang


Best Comedy Supported by Spotify
DEAR JOAN AND JERICHA
Julia Davis and Vicki Pepperdine

Best Current Affairs
THE GRENFELL TOWER INQUIRY WITH EDDIE MAIR
BBC Sounds


Best Family Podcast
SURROGACY: A FAMILY FRONTIER
Dustin Lance Black, Tracy Williams, Jane Andrews


Best Fiction
HAVE YOU HEARD GEORGE’S PODCAST?
George The Poet 


Best New Podcast
HAVE YOU HEARD GEORGE’S PODCAST?
George The Poet


Best Interview
THE MODERN MANN
Olly Mann 

Best Radio Podcast Supported by Radioplayer
MULTI STORY
BBC Local Radio


Best Sex & Relationships
PROJECT PLEASURE
Anouszka Tate and Frankie Wells


Best Sport
THE TOTALLY FOOTBALL SHOW WITH JAMES RICHARDSON 
Muddy Knees Media


Best True Crime
CASE NOTES
Classic FM


Best Entertainment supported by Sony Music’s 4th Floor Creative
THIS PARANORMAL LIFE
Rory Powers & Kit Grier


Smartest Podcast
HAVE YOU HEARD GEORGE’S PODCAST?
George The Poet


Bullseye Award Supported by Podiant
PROBABLY TRUE
Scott Flashheart