Irish Podcast Awards 2023: Listeners’ Choice

Rather than being judged by our expert jury panel, the winner of this award is selected by the general public. It recognises those podcasts with a large, passionate and engaged fanbase, that represent podcasting’s ability to inspire fierce devotion in their audiences and demonstrate why they’ve become such a powerful cultural force.

Winner: Talking Bollox Podcast

Winning the category for the second year running is the Talking Bollox Podcast, which continues to offer an honest and hilarious representation of communities like North Inner City Dublin, where hosts Terence Power and Calvin O’Brien hail from. 

The show has continued to grow, both in terms of popularity and scope. Following a series of sold-out live shows, one big milestone was welcoming Tánaiste Micheal Martin to the podcast. Far from being your standard political interview, the episode involved an honest and personal discussion of growing up in poverty, and the complex, hidden factors involved in inequality.

But whether Power and O’Brien are speaking with heads of government, celebrities or regular Dubliners, you’re always guaranteed some down-to-earth humour and memorable moments, which makes Talking Bollox a must-listen, week on week.