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