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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 (IPA). Discover the best of Irish Podcasting talent all packed into one star-studded nominations list like peas in a…Podcast!

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 Witnesswith three nominations each. This year’s ceremony will be held in Dublin’s Liberty Hall on the 16th September 2022.

Also announced today, The Irish Podcast Awards has also opened up its public vote - the Listeners' Choice. Podcast listeners can now vote at They've got until Sunday 11th September to get their votes in!

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. The Irish Podcast Awards pride themselves on recognising fresh talent in an industry that continues to change and evolve every year.

Among the 27 categories are awards for Arts and Culture, Health and Wellbeing, Creativity, and a special Category for Industry Newcomers. Alongside the main judged awards, there will also be a 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 1st August, and the ceremony will be held at Liberty Hall on Friday 16th September.

The full list of nominees:

Moment of the Year

Shrine of Duty

Talking Bollox

The Good Glow

The Witness

Tis Yourself

Best Radio Podcast Supported by Radio Centre Ireland

RTÉ Radio 1 Documentary On One

The Almanac of Ireland

The Pat Kenny Show Highlights

Best Arts and Culture Podcast

Meet Your Maker

Oiche Maith

Talking Derry Girls

The Blindboy Podcast

Words To That Effect

Best Sex and Relationships Podcast

Daters Gonna Date

Dating Games - The Modern Relationships Podcast

Rape Trial

The Love Life

Would Like To Meet

Best Branded Content Podcast

Inside Intercom

Mamia & Me

More than a Lump

The Story of Irish Whiskey - A Perfect Blend

Under Construction with Chadwicks

Best Factual Podcast

The Critter Shed

The Irish Passport

TheCase Report

Tommy's Outdoors


Best Business Podcast (Supported by Subly)

How to Pivot

That Great Business Show

The Big Tech Show

The David McWilliams Podcast

The Entrepreneur Experiment

Best Sports Podcast

Al Foran's Goalmouth

RTÉ Rugby Podcast

The Football Pod

The GAA Social

The Other 3 Amigos Podcast

Best Comedy Podcast

GoLoud Presents: Talking Bollox

Look What's After Happening

Phoning It In

The 2 Johnnies Podcast

The Mario Rosenstock Podcast

Best True Crime Podcast

Murder Most Irish

The Northern Bank Job

The Two Norries Podcast

The Witness: In His Own Words

Unusual Suspects

Best Current Affairs Podcast

Opinions Matter

The David McWilliams Podcast

The Explainer

The Indo Daily

The Irish Passport

The Climate Award

Book of Leaves


Hot Mess

Best Daily Podcast

Opinions Matter

The Indo Daily

Wake Up Wind Down

Best Health and Wellbeing Podcast

Dermatology SOS: More Than Skin Deep

Fad Camp

Real Health with Karl Henry

The Blindboy Podcast

The Good Glow

Best Documentary Podcast



Tainted Gold: The Michelle Smith Story

The Witness: In His Own Words

Year '21

Best Network or Publisher


The HeadStuff Podcast Network

The Warren

Best Entertainment Podcast

Blind Guys Chat

My Therapist Ghosted Me

The Blindboy podcast

The Tommy, Hector and Laurita Podcast

This Paranormal Life

The Spotlight Award

Documentary On One

The Blindboy Podcast

The David McWilliams Podcast

The Good Glow

Best Family Podcast


Maddie + Triggs

Someone Like Me

Spooky FM

Two Halves

The Bullseye Award

4 Stories Podcast

Living with Multiple Myeloma

The Ambition Incubator Podcast

The Marie Keating Foundation Talks Cancer

The NeighbourFood Podcast

Best Fiction Podcast

Irish Mythology Podcast



Romancing the Dungeon

The Bootsy Boys' Blackbird

The Creativity Award

Conversations on the Margins

Maddie + Triggs

The Northern Bank Job

The Tommy, Hector and Laurita Podcast

Yarn | A Story Podcast

Best Podcast in the Irish Language

Fada is Fairsing

Scéalta agus Béilte

An Spota Dubh

Beo Ar Éigean


Best Marketing

Red Room Podcast

The Domestic Game Podcast Socials

The Public Sector Marketing Show

Best Interview

Birthing A Nation

Conversations in Grief

Conversations on the Margins

Death Becomes Him

The Good Glow

Rising Star Award Supported by Acast

Aideen Finnegan

Andrew J. McGovern

Gavin J Gallagher

Mark Walsh

Ruth McKee

Best New Podcast Supported by Podfollow

Alright, pet?


Stall It with Darren and Joe

Tis Yourself


Follow the Irish Podcast Awards on Twitter and their Website for updates

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