BPAs 2023: The biggest party in podcasting

Behind the scenes at this year's British Podcast Awards

The British Podcast Awards is one of the big highlights of the industry’s calendar, and this year’s show saw thousands of entries, with hundreds of nominees coming together at London’s Outernet last Thursday to celebrate the very best of podcasting in Britain. 

The event was a fantastic success, and the PodPod team went behind the scenes at the ceremony - with the help of the Nomono Sound Capsule - to get live reactions from nominees, attendees and winners. We spoke to podcasters from shows like My Therapist Ghosted Me, RedHanded, A Positive Life and Elis James and John Robins to get their thoughts about the show, what winning a BPA means to them, and the future of the industry.


Vogue Williams
Elis James and Dave Masterman
The Retrospectors
Sounds Of Black Britain
Partygate: The Inside Story
Wooden Overcoats
Anna Smith
Cwîns efo Mari a Meilir
The Third Angle
Alex Feldman
28ish Days Later
The Tennis Podcast
Owain Wyn Evans
Go Love Yourself
My Dad Wrote A Porno
Samantha Baines
Dad Still Standing
Different with Nicky Campbell
A Positive Life
Emma Goswell
Chanté Joseph
Sangeeta Pillai and Tracey Rashid

Key takeaways

Owain Wyn Evans

I think it's always nice to have a little bit of a something-something feeling before you do anything, really, because I think the moment that you lose that is the moment that you lose the joy in doing such things. But it's been lovely to be here tonight, and I've met loads of lovely people already, so it's a good crowd. It seems like they're all up for a laugh, which obviously makes your job as a presenter, or awards presenter, a million times easier.

Vogue Williams

It's just unbelievable to be recognised by the British Podcast Awards. It's crazy, we have the most amazing listeners and subscribers. They've completely changed mine and Joanne's careers. We're so unbelievably happy. Our producer Joe is incredible. He puts up with so much crap from us and he's still here. Global have been amazing. 

My Dad Wrote A Porno

We were an independent podcast for, like, 10 years. We literally started with microphones on books around the kitchen table. We still make it to this day the same way - we're not backed by like a big company or we didn't have like big talent involved or anything like that. So to be recognised as one of the podcasts that have that kind of founding spirit of podcasting is a real honour and it feels really special.

The Third Angle

I'm quite shocked, to be honest. The competition was so stiff. I'm really proud that we were nominated in a category with no other branded podcasts in there, against Deborah Meaden's BBC podcast, and the Financial Times, and The Economist; it's really great composition to be around. I think it shows that business podcasts made well with creativity can really stand out.


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