Laura Smyth, James Acaster and Frank Skinner amongst ARIAS nominees

Wednesday 27th March 2024, 8:35am

Springleaf. James Acaster

The nominations for ARIAS 2024, The Radio Academy's awards which focus on audio shows and podcasts, have been announced.

The radio programmes and podcasts shortlisted in The Comedy Award category are...

Forth At The Fringe (Forth 1)

Help I Sexted My Boss (William Hanson and Jordan North's podcast for Audio Always)

IM1: A NEW HOPE - LIVE! (Manx Radio)

Laura Smyth: I Don't Know What To Say (BBC Studios)

Springleaf (James Acaster's podcast, produced by Mighty Bunny)

Tell Teresa (Moondog Productions for BBC Radio Ulster)

The Frank Skinner Show for Absolute Radio

The Skewer (unusual for BBC Radio 4)

Where There's A Will, There's A Wake (Kathy Burke's podcast, produced by Sony Music)

Elsewhere in the nominations...

Radio 4 panel show Best Medicine is up for Best New Radio Show; Springleaf (pictured) is also nominated for Best New Podcast; Romesh Ranganathan's Radio 2 show For the Love of Hip Hop is amongst the Best Specialist Music Show shortlist; and Alan Partridge: Big Beacon is up for Best Audiobook or Reading.

The Radio Times Moment of the Year category features John Robins revealing his struggles with alcohol addiction and his journey of recovery on BBC Radio 5 Live; and Adrian Edmondson remembering Rik Mayall on BBC Radio 4.

The full list of all 211 nominations across all categories can be seen via

The winners will be announced on 7th May at a ceremony hosted by Alice Levine and Romesh Ranganathan.

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