Jamali Maddix wins at British Podcast Awards 2022

Sunday 24th July 2022, 9:16am

  • Best Comedy Podcast at British Podcast Awards 2022: Jamali Maddix: Spooky Shit
  • This Is Gay took the silver award, with host Kirk Flash also winning the BBC Sounds Rising Star Award
  • Cold Case Crime Cuts was awarded bronze. Winners in other categories included British Scandal and James Acaster
Jamali Maddix. Copyright: James Deacon

Jamali Maddix: Spooky Shit has won the Best Comedy Podcast title at the 2022 British Podcast Awards.

The podcast, which launched on Audible in October, sees the comedian asks fellow comics and celebrities to reveal their spookiest real-life tales and most uncanny experiences.

The awards' judges said of the show: "There is great sound design in this podcast, which comes with a natural comedic flair provided by the host."

Kirk Flash's This Is Gay took the silver award, with Cold Case Crime Cuts third.

The other shows to have been nominated in the category were Come Into My Kitchen, Drunk Women Solving Crime, My Dad Wrote A Porno, The Skewer, The Staff Room Podcast, This Paranormal Life and French & Saunders show Titting About.

Kirk Flash

Kirk Flash also won the BBC Sounds Rising Star Award. The judges celebrated "a new entrant to podcasting that shows great potential", saying "Kirk Flash is an exciting new podcasting talent. This Is Gay is a refreshingly funny and empathic exploration of the gay experience which has been produced to a high standard. An inspiration to future rising stars!"

Elsewhere in the results, the Spotlight Award went to British Scandal, the history-based podcast hosted by Matt Forde and Alice Levine. The judges said: "A superb presenting duo who bring warmth, comedy and fun to each episode. The combination of scripted and more informal links felt natural and endlessly entertaining - not an easy trick to pull off - and made light work of some complicated storytelling. We really enjoyed listening."

The Best Entertainment category was won by UK rap podcast Decode, with Feast Is Feast with Big Zuu in the silver position and Shagged Married Annoyed in the bronze spot.

A Gay and a Non Gay, hosted by James Barr and Dan Hudson, took the silver award in the Best Sex & Relationships Podcast category.

Meanwhile in the Best Live Podcast category, which was won by the Empire Film Podcast, Nobody Panic starring Tessa Coates and Stevie Martin took the silver award with bronze going to The Guilty Feminist.

James Acaster picked up an award for Perfect Sounds in the Best Arts & Culture section. The judges said his show "hits all the marks of a truly successful podcast. It's an innovative format delivered by a host whose authentic engagement with the subject matter shines through. It's funny, entertaining and unique."

The winners across all the categories can be viewed via britishpodcastawards.com

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