British Podcast Awards announced with Latitude supported Best Live Episode category

The British Podcast Awards powered by Acast returns for its fourth annual celebration on 26th May 2020. And, we’re ecstatic to share with you that Latitude Festival is supporting the Best Live Episode category at the awards.

But, that’s not all. The winner of the Best Live Episode category is going to have the chance to perform live for you at Latitude 2020!

Over nine million of us listen to podcasts in the UK every single week – yes, nine million! The British Podcast Awards celebrates the greatest podcasts and creators in the UK who fill our ears each week.

This year’s awards is bigger and better than before with a host of brand new categories. We are thrilled to support the Best Live Episode category and to offer the winner the unique opportunity to perform live for you at Latitude 2020.

Kirsty Taylor, Latitude Festival’s Arts and Special Events Promoter, said: “I’m so proud to be supporting the new Best Live Episode category at the British Podcast Awards this year.  Latitude has long had at its heart a commitment to celebrating the most exciting work, from both emergent and established artists, and last summer we did just that for podcasts, introducing The Listening Post, a space dedicated to live recordings of some of the most interesting, innovative, joyful and emotive shows around.

Working with the British Podcast Awards to create this new category for 2020 feels like a natural extension of that work, highlighting the creative ways that podcasters are adapting their shows to suit a live format and integrate a live audience. I can’t wait to welcome the award winners to Latitude in 2020.”

Other new categories to be announced include Best Business, Best Daily Podcast, Best Network or Publisher, Best Wellness and Best Podcast in the Welsh language.

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The Listening Post

At Latitude 2019 we launched The Listening Post, a stage dedicated solely to podcasts. British Podcast Awards 2018 winner Cariad Lloyd headlined the stage with her podcast ‘Griefcast’.

The Listening Post also saw the raucous live podcast launch of AMusical as well as phenomenal performances by The Poetry Exchange with very special guests Hannah Jane Walker and Nadine Shah, plus Scarlett Curtis taking to the stage with her hit show Feminists Don’t Wear Pink, joined by Katherine Ryan and Konnie Huq and many more.

And the winner is…

The winners of the Latitude supported Best Live Episode category will be announced at the British Podcast Awards on 16th May 2020 at The Roundhouse, London.

Are you a podcaster?

If you’ve created at least six episodes of a single podcast in the past 13 months (between 1st January 2019 – 27th January 2020) – and they’re still available to download in podcast form – then you’re likely to be able to enter The British Podcast Awards.

Visit The British Podcast Awards website to find out more and enter your podcast at this year’s awards, including the Best Live Podcast category.