Before joining Blanchard House, Poppy Damon worked at the BBC on hit shows such as Brexitcast. She then established her own podcast company, Furrowed Brow, with Alice Fiennes and created Murderabilia for Audible (2019) and Pseudocide for Spotify. In 2022 Furrowed Brow became one of the inaugural recipients of the BBC’s Radio Indie Development Fund and she is now working on a series with BBC Sounds.
At Blanchard House, Damon’s work continues to go from strength to strength, with a major production for Audible in the works for release later this year. Damon has also worked as an executive producer for The Times’ daily news programme Stories of Our Times, and made a series called Who Killed CJ Davis? which won Best True Crime Podcast for 2021 at the British Podcast Awards. Stories of Our Times also won a Silver at the ARIAs for an investigation into disinformation online.
In 2019 Damon was listed in The Radio Academy and ReelWorld ‘30 Under 30’ list for her contribution to radio journalism. Murderabilia was listed in NME and by the BBC as one of the Top 10 podcasts of 2019, and in 2020 Damon and Fiennes' documentary pitch Digilante was shortlisted for a RAFA Whicker Award. “Poppy's laundry list of awards nominations and wins speaks to the quality of her work,” the judges said, “with a roster of impressive credits, but the fact that she launched her own production company demonstrates an enviable drive.”
Nominated by: Jessica Weiss, head of brand, marketing and communications, Blanchard House