The nominations for the 2020 British Podcast Awards powered by Acast, which highlight the best podcasts of the year made for the UK, were announced in a live stream yesterday (Tuesday 19 May).
There are 24 categories recognising the incredible breadth and variety of podcast content and formats available, including Best Wellbeing, Best Business, Best True Crime, Best Fiction, and Best Interview Podcast.
Nominations for the Best Radio Podcast include Ellie and Anna Have Issues for Global; The Chris Moyles Show on Radio X for Global; Kermode and Mayo’s Film Review Somethin’ Else for BBC Radio 5 Live; The Santa Daily, Devaweb for Fun Kids; Tunnel 29, Helena Merriman for BBC Radio 4; and The Skewer, Jon Holmes for BBC Radio 4.
All categories are decided by a jury of independent judges, chaired this year by last year’s big winner, George The Poet, representing podcast creators, publishers, press, listeners and audio industry execs. Judges in each category will be looking for a unique and compelling listen that excels in its chosen genre.
Entries are now also open for the public vote category, the Listeners’ Choice Award.
The nominees were announced with a special livestream on the British Podcast Awards website, hosted by Rhianna Dhillon, who was joined by a host of well-known names including George The Poet, Greg James, Annie Mac, Katherine Ryan, Gyles Brandreth, Angela Scanlon, and James O'Brien.
Other nominees include Wireless Studios, Jazz FM, Union JACK Radio and BBC Asian Network. See the full list of nominees here.
The winners will be announced in a livestream Awards on the evening of Saturday 11 July.