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Winners of 2022’s Publisher Podcast Awards announced

The winners of the 2022 Publisher Podcast Awards were announced last night at a packed awards ceremony at Proud Cabaret City, London.

The awards, sponsored by Spotify and Affino, are a celebration of the podcasting success of publishers and media organizations of all sizes, whether they’ve been in the podcasting space for years, or have just launched.

From over 220 entries and a strong shortlist of 124 podcasts, 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.

The Telegraph picked up the Grand Prix award for its Bed of Lies podcast, a true-crime series about women who formed relationships with undercover British policemen who joined leftwing activist groups in the 1990s.

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Full List of Winners

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, BCG
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 Podcast Launch (sponsored by Affino) Mysteries of Science, Future PLC
Best Student Podcast – In the Gray Zone, Mithil Aggarwal, Chloe Ching and Teele Rebane, The University of Hong Kong

Publisher Podcast Hero of the Year (sponsored by Megaphone): Ross MacPherson, Reby Media

See the full shortlist and winning podcasts at the Publisher Podcast Awards website.

Inaugural Publisher Podcast Summit

The awards also saw the announcement of the first Publisher Podcast Summit which will be held in London in October 2022. The aim of the summit is to educate, inform and inspire publishers at all stages of their podcasting journey, whether they’re looking to start their first series or are looking to take their existing podcasts to a higher level. The Summit will feature interviews with many of the Publisher Podcast Award-winners, as well as practical workshops and opportunities to share challenges and solutions with fellow publishers.

Speakers, attendees or partners can register their interest at publisherpodcastawards.com/summit