The Irish Independent was among the big winners at the inaugural Irish Podcast Awards tonight.
Odcasts produced for Independent.ie have been nominated in five categories and honored in four categories.
The extremely popular Big Tech Show with Adrian Weckler won gold in the Best Business category.
The current affairs website’s flagship podcast, The Indo Daily, was nominated in two main categories: Best Current Affairs and Best Daily Offering.
The hosting team of Siobhan Maguire, Denise Calnan, Fionnan Sheahan and Kevin Doyle brings the news to life with a new podcast every weekday.
It won a Silver award for Best Daily, while the three-part series special, Tainted Gold: The Michelle Smith Story, won Bronze for Best Documentary.
Tainted Gold dives back into swimmer’s unprecedented medal win Centered around the controversy surrounding Smith’s story in Atlanta in 1996, it stars Paul Kimmage, Vincent Hogan, Paul Howard, Eamon Dunphy, and silver medalists Alison Wagner and Marianne Limpert. It was produced by Ciaran Lennon and Shane Brennan.
Meanwhile, Real Health won silver in the Best Wellbeing category with Karl Henry.
Irish Independent’s audio team is led by Mary Carroll, along with John Smith, Tabitha Monahan, Garrett Mulhall and Gavin Hennessy.
“The Witness” by Nicola Tallant, Editor of the Sunday World Investigation; In His Own Words was the night’s big winner, taking home three awards including Podcast of the Year.
Cormac Bourke, Editor-in-Chief of Mediahuis Ireland, said: “To have achieved such success at the inaugural Irish Podcast Awards is great recognition for our audio team.
“Over the past year the team has worked incredibly hard to further develop the podcast offering on Independent.ie.
“People want the news where it suits them and podcasts are now an important part of our strategy going forward. This week alone, The Indo Daily, which focuses on one story for 20 minutes each day, has surpassed two million downloads.
“Adrian Weckler’s Big Tech Show and Karl Henry’s Real Health podcast are now permanent fixtures on Independent.ie and it won’t surprise regular listeners that they did so well at the awards.”
The Tommy, Hector & Laurita Podcast also had reason to celebrate as it took home two awards.
With over 40,000 votes cast, the Listeners Choice Award went home with the podcast Talking Bollox.
Gold, Silver and Bronze award winners were selected by a team of over 70 judges, while Listeners Choice was the only publicly voted category. More than 40,000 votes were cast.
Other winners of the night included The Good Glow, The Mario Rosenstock Podcast and Assume Nothing: Rape Trial.
The awards ceremony took place at Dublin’s Liberty Hall and was attended by over 350 people from the Irish podcast industry. Creators, producers, marketing teams and podcast networks were all present at the first event of its kind ever held in Ireland. Over 400 individual podcasts entered the awards, which were then reduced to 125 in the 27 categories.
Irish Podcast Awards organizer Matt Deegan said: “We are incredibly thrilled to have started the Awards with such a bang. We’re excited to celebrate with Ireland’s vibrant podcasting community and now that the first event is underway, plans for 2023 begin on Monday.”
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