The Irish Podcast Awards announce 2022 nominations

It’s Bressie versus Blindboy, the Tommy, Hector & Laurita versus The 2 Johnnies as Ireland’s favourite podcasters go head to head at the inaugural Irish Podcast Awards.

Blindboy Boatclub, David McWilliams, and The Good Glow lead the charge with four nominations each. Close behind them is The Tommy, Hector and Laurita Podcastand true crime documentary The Witness with three nominations each. This year’s ceremony will be held in Dublin’s Liberty Hall on 16 September 2022.

The public vote has now opened for the Listeners’ Choice, where podcast listeners have until Sunday 11 September to vote at

Matt Deegan from the Irish Podcast Awards says: “We are delighted with the volume and quality of all the entrants this year! 2022 was an incredible year for Podcasting and we hope our nominees showcase the broad range of talent in the industry today. It’s fantastic to see the calibre of Irish podcasting improving every single year.”

The 2022 nominee list is packed with both household names and hidden gems, from Ireland’s most recognisable voices in Pat Kenny and Mario Rosenstock to rising stars Andrew McGovern and Aideen Finnegan.

Among the 27 categories are awards for Arts and Culture, Health and Wellbeing, Creativity, and a special category for Industry Newcomers, as well as the Listeners’ Choice category – a free public vote – where listeners can vote for any Irish podcast.  

The IPA judges come from all walks of life across the Irish audio and media sector along with podcast companies from all over the world. The judging panel was chaired by Broadcaster Angela Scanlon.

Tickets for the Irish Podcast Awards go on sale on Monday 1 August, and the ceremony will be held at Liberty Hall on Friday 16 September.

The full list of nominees:

Moment of the YearShrine of Duty Talking Bollox The Good Glow The Witness Tis YourselfBest Radio Podcast Supported  by Radio Centre IrelandRTÉ Radio 1 Documentary On OneThe Almanac of IrelandThe Pat Kenny Show Highlights
Best Arts and Culture PodcastMeet Your Maker Oiche Maith Talking Derry Girls The Blindboy Podcast Words To That EffectBest Sex and Relationships PodcastDaters Gonna Date Dating Games – The Modern Relationships Podcast Rape Trial The Love Life Would Like To Meet
Best Branded Content PodcastInside Intercom Mamia & Me More than a Lump The Story of Irish Whiskey – A Perfect Blend Under Construction with ChadwicksBest Factual PodcastThe Critter Shed The Irish Passport TheCase.Report Tommy’s Outdoors Yarn
Best Business Podcast (Supported by Subly)How to Pivot That Great Business Show The Big Tech Show The David McWilliams Podcast The Entrepreneur ExperimentBest Sports PodcastAl Foran’s Goalmouth RTÉ Rugby Podcast The Football Pod The GAA Social The Other 3 Amigos Podcast
Best Comedy PodcastGoLoud Presents: Talking Bollox Look What’s After Happening Phoning It In The 2 Johnnies Podcast The Mario Rosenstock PodcastBest True Crime PodcastMurder Most Irish The Northern Bank Job The Two Norries Podcast The Witness: In His Own Words Unusual Suspects
Best Current Affairs PodcastOpinions Matter The David McWilliams Podcast The Explainer The Indo Daily The Irish PassportThe Climate AwardBook of Leaves Ecolution Hot Mess
Best Daily PodcastOpinions Matter The Indo Daily Wake Up Wind DownBest Health and Wellbeing PodcastDermatology SOS: More Than Skin Deep Fad Camp Real Health with Karl Henry The Blindboy Podcast The Good Glow
Best Documentary PodcastGunPlot L’Agression Tainted Gold: The Michelle Smith Story The Witness: In His Own Words Year ’21Best Network or PublisherNetwork The HeadStuff Podcast Network The Warren
Best Entertainment PodcastBlind Guys Chat My Therapist Ghosted Me The Blindboy podcast The Tommy, Hector and Laurita Podcast This Paranormal LifeThe Spotlight AwardDocumentary On One The Blindboy Podcast The David McWilliams Podcast The Good Glow The Tommy, Hector and Laurita Podcast
Best Family PodcastKidCast Maddie + Triggs Someone Like Me Spooky FM Two HalvesThe Bullseye Award24 Stories Podcast Living with Multiple Myeloma The Ambition Incubator Podcast The Marie Keating Foundation Talks Cancer The NeighbourFood Podcast
Best Fiction PodcastIrish Mythology Podcast Neighbourly Petrified Romancing the Dungeon The Bootsy Boys’ BlackbirdThe Creativity AwardConversations on the Margins Maddie + Triggs The Northern Bank Job The Tommy, Hector and Laurita Podcast Yarn | A Story Podcast
Best Podcast in the Irish LanguageFada is Fairsing Scéalta agus Béilte An Spota Dubh Beo Ar Éigean TeactaireachtaíBest MarketingRed Room Podcast The Domestic Game Podcast Socials The Public Sector Marketing Show
Best InterviewBirthing A Nation Conversations in Grief Conversations on the Margins Death Becomes Him The Good GlowRising Star Award Supported by AcastAideen Finnegan Andrew J. McGovern Gavin J Gallagher Mark Walsh Ruth McKee 
Best New Podcast Supported by PodfollowAlright, pet? Promenade Stall It with Darren and Joe Tis Yourself Wander  

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