Irish Podcast Awards 2023: Best business podcast

Getting ahead in business requires time, dedication and genuine insight. For busy leaders or aspiring bosses, business podcasts can provide a concentrated dose of inspiration and time-tested practical guidance. The winners in this category set themselves apart from the pack through deep knowledge of their subject, balanced with the accessibility to make it relevant to a wider audience.

Winner: The Big Tech Show

If you’re interested in the latest trends from the world of technology, then The Big Tech Show is a great place to stay informed. As you’d imagine from the title, you can expect analysis, news, reviews and interviews on a weekly basis.

But to stand out in the competitive world of podcasts, you need a bit more than that, and The Big Tech Show delivers, taking full advantage of the unique audio medium. Rather than just covering the raw specs of the iPhone 14, for example, the show took listeners to Cupertino for an audio tour of the Apple campus, letting fans hear what the events are really like for themselves. 

The interviews are also enlightening, with the show seeking out interesting founders and business leaders to talk about their unique experiences in the industry. Bernard Brogan, for example, spoke about the challenges of transitioning from athlete to businessman, while Jack O’Regan Kenny offers insights from someone who found entrepreneurial success at the age of 20.

Highly commended: That Great Business Show

With the goal of making business guidance accessible for small entrepreneurs, That Great Business Show lives up to its name. Hosted by Irish business news mainstay Conall Ó'Móráin, the show has racked up some impressive achievements, including full gender balance, and a partnership with Aer Lingus to make the podcast available on its long-haul flights.