The shortlist for this year’s Professional Publishers Association (PPA) Awards has been released, with PodPod nominated for Podcast of The Year.
With 27 categories, the awards honour innovation and outstanding achievement across UK specialist media including both large and small companies across B2B and consumer media sectors. The awards will take place on 28 June at City Central at the HAC and tickets are currently on sale.
PodPod is nominated against another B2B publication podcast under Haymarket Media Group in the same category – Planning magazine’s Room 106. Other nominees in this category include Bauer Media’s The Empire Film Podcast from Empire magazine, Immediate Media’s HistoryExtra Podcast and BBC Gardeners' World Magazine Podcast, PoliticsHome’s The Rundown for Total Politics magazine, and Anthem Publishing’s The Women's Running Podcast.
“It's a huge honour to be nominated for the PPA's best podcast award alongside veteran shows like the HistoryExtra Podcast and The Empire Film Podcast,” said PodPod editor Adam Shepherd. “I'm enormously proud to have made the shortlist less than six months after we launched, and I can't wait to see the show develop even further in the future.
“This nomination is a testament to the hard work of the whole PodPod team, including our production partners at Rethink Audio, our producer Emma Corsham, and our wonderful host Rhianna Dhillon.”
The Empire Film Podcast co-hosts – Chris Hewitt, James Dyer and Helen O’Hara – made a guest appearance on a previous episode of the PodPod podcast to talk about how they have kept their show successfully running for over a decade. Other guests that have featured on the podcast since the launch include the team behind My Dad Wrote A Porno after they made an announcement that they were officially ending the show, the team from Spotify’s music analysis podcast Decode, The Rest is Politics’ Alastair Campbell, and many more.
PodPod was also recently nominated at the Publisher Podcast Awards, the annual event which celebrates excellence in podcasting from publishers and media owners, for Best Podcast Launch against the Evening Standard’s How to be a CEO, the Telegraph’s Ukraine: The Latest, and more.
Both the British Podcast Awards and the Irish Podcast Awards, which were acquired by Haymarket Media Group in the summer of last year, are currently open for applications, and media podcasters as well as other shows and independent creators are encouraged to submit applications.