Winners Of The First Ever Independent Podcast Awards 2023

The winners of the first ever Independent Podcast Awards were revealed on Monday 30th October, with Celebrity Catch Up: Life After That Thing I Did taking home the top prize. The podcast’s host is Genevieve Hassen. 

The winner of the Independent Podcast of the Year category was chosen from the winners of all the other categories. Celebrity Catch Up: Life After That Thing I Did was crowned the winner in the Best Film & TV category, before going on to win the night’s most coveted prize.

The judges said that what the podcast host, Genevieve Hassan, has been able to do with this show is an incredible testament to the power of podcasts; the power of persistence; and the power, creativity and passion of the independent podcast community in the UK and Ireland today.

The awards were launched by why now Media in conjunction with the Verbal Diorama podcast – itself an indie – and seek to celebrate the truly independent talent of UK-based podcasters who don’t have the financial backing of brands to support them.

Em McGowan, Co-Founder of the Independent Podcast Awards and host of Verbal Diorama said: “What started as a throwaway conversation with a friend has become this great event that has showcased some of the brightest talent in indie podcasting. Congratulations to all the winners and our nominees.”

Emma Turner, Head of Events & Publicity at why now, added: “Creating this event has been a joy. Uncovering so many amazing indie podcasts has been incredible, and I hope that everyone will go and listen to our wonderful nominees and winners and find their new favorite podcast among them.”

The full list of winners is as follows:

Best Arts & Culture Podcast: Folk on Foot

From: Matthew Bannister

Hosted by: Podbean

Best Podcast Artwork: Clown Sex

From: Natasha Sutton Williams

Hosted by: Squarespace

Best Podcast Jingle: BRKIN Bread

From: Lateral Theory

Hosted by: Spotify for Podcasters

Best Books Podcast: The Bestseller Experiment

From: Bestseller Experiment

Hosted by: Libsyn

Best Business Podcast: Bring Your Product Idea to Life

From: Vicki Weinberg

Hosted by: Captivate

Best Children & Young Adults Podcast: Bust or Trust: A Kids’ Mystery Podcast

From: Small Wardour

Hosted by: Megaphone

Best Comedy Podcast: Jackie the Ripper

From: Stak

Hosted by: Acast

Best Educational Podcast: Media Storm

From: Mathilda Mallinson and Helena Wadia

Hosted by: Acast

Best Fiction Podcast: Eliza: A Robot Story

From: Crowd Network

Hosted by: Megaphone

Best Film & TV Podcast: Celebrity Catch Up: Life After That Thing I Did

From: Genevieve Hassan

Hosted by: Libsyn

Best Gaming Podcast: The Apocalypse Players

From: The Apocalypse Players (D Allen, D McAllen, M Chance, D Wheeler)

Hosted by: Podbean

Best Health & Wellness Podcast: The Wellberg Rebellion

From: Ngozi Weller & Obehi Alofoje

Hosted by: Captivate

Best History Podcast: Beneath The Skin

From: Beneath The Skin

Hosted by: Podbean

Best Horror & Supernatural Podcast: The Apocalypse Players

From: The Apocalypse Players (D Allen, D McAllen, M Chance, D Wheeler

Hosted by: Podbean

Best Music Podcast: Sodajerker On Songwriting

From: Sodajerker

Hosted by: Libsyn

Best News & Politics Podcast: Wood for the Trees

From: Cait Macleod

Hosted by: Buzzsprout

Best Self Improvement Podcast: Teenagers Untangled

From: Rachael Richars and Susie Aldi

Hosted by: Buzzsprout

Best Sexuality & Relationships Podcast: Queer Roots and Routes

From: Aunt Nell

Hosted by: Acast

Best Sports Podcast: Spindrift Podcast

From: Spindrift / Aoife Glass

Hosted by: Podbean

Best Technology Podcast: The Future of You

From: Tracey Follows

Hosted by: Buzzsprout

Best True Crime Podcast: Drunk Women Solving Crime

From: Drunk Women Solving Crime

Hosted by: Acast

Independent Podcast of the Year: Celebrity Catch Up: Life After That Thing I Did

From: Genevieve Hassan

Hosted by: Libsyn

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