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Irish Podcast Awards

The Irish Podcast Award Nominations were announced this week and we were delighted to receive nods for shows on The HeadStuff Podcast Network and also shows produced for The Podcast Studios. The awards will take place in Liberty Hall.

Best Comedy Podcast

“Phoning It In”

Phoning It In is a hilarious improvised phone-in show. Each week, host Dave Coffey fields a collection of calls from a bunch of cranks, oddballs and weirdos. Dave is joined in studio by regular guests who will lend some ‘expert’ advice to the callers. This weekly podcast features some of Ireland’s best comedians and improvisers who have (literally) no idea what they’re getting themselves into – until their host introduces them on air.

Best Arts & Culture Podcast

“Words To That Effect”

Words To That Effect: Stories of the Fiction that Shapes Popular Culture. WTTE is a narrative storytelling show that explores the intriguing places where fiction, history, science, and popular culture intersect and inspire. From the Victorian past to utopian futures, dinosaurs to detectives, zombies to mummies, how does literature shape our understanding of popular culture.

Best Branded Content Podcast

“Mamia & Me”

Mamia & Me, hosted by Amy Huberman, is a place for parents to talk about the big crazy adventure that is parenthood. Amy will be chatting to mums and dads and special guests about everything from lockdown parenting to baby brain and surrogacy to home births. The whole parenting kit and kaboodle.

Best Fiction Podcast

The Bootsy Boys’ “Blackbird”

The Bootsy Boys got tired of waiting for Michael Flately to release his modern day masterpiece, action spy thriller, ‘Blackbird’, so they wrote their own version.

Starring Edwin Sammon, Finbar Doyle, Steve Bennett, Victor Bible, Fionn ‘Danger’ Cleary, Jordan Daniel, Brian Garvan, Niall Johnson, Kori Schagunn, Michael Sullivan, & Richard Zimmermann. Edited by Michael Sullivan and Directed by Mikey Fleming. The Bootsy Boys are a sketch group and part of MOB Theatre Dublin.

Best Health or Wellbeing Podcast

“Fad Camp”

Fad Camp is a comedy podcast about diet culture and the ridiculousness of fad diets. In each episode comedian Grace Mulvey and Conor Dowling tackle a new aspect of diet culture through funny and vulnerable personal experiences, interviews and much more.

Best Network or Publisher

“The HeadStuff Podcast Network”