The British Podcast Awards took place last night in King’s Cross, London, and Coffee Break Italian was named Smartest Podcast 2017. Mark and Francesca were there to collect the award on behalf of the whole Coffee Break team.

The jury was made up of more than 50 independent judges from across the audio and media industry including representatives from The Observer, the Financial Times, New Statesman and The Sunday Times in addition to radio producers, film critics and journalists. Commenting on Coffee Break Italian, the judges said:

The gold goes to a completely new and novel use of the medium of podcasting with an approach that was light, funny and enjoyable which truly makes listeners more smart and informed, beyond their next dinner party.

Other winners included Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo’s Film Review podcast from the BBC, audioBoom’s Hip Hop Saved My Life with Romesh Ranganathan and The Inquiry from BBC Current Affairs for BBC World Service.

Special thanks to Olly Richards from I Will Teach You a Language who joined the Coffee Break team and helped us film a special episode of Coffee Break Conversations.

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    11 replies to "Coffee Break Italian wins British Podcast Award"

    • Daniel Nacinovich


    • Ann Scurfield

      Un bel giorno! Congratulazioni.

    • Margaret Dorsch


    • Carlo

      Mark e Francesca, voi siete insegnanti bravi!

    • Jennifer A Smith-WIndsor

      Well done Mark and Francesca! You have the best Italian podcast bar none! Love the format, the pace, the way the lessons support each other and build upon each other! Complimenti!

    • Melanie Jackson-Cracchiolo

      Congratulations Mark and Francesca!! Glad to see they awarded you two. You deserve even more awards for Coffee Break French, and Spanish and other languages too. Truly happy for you.

    • Marie Arnold

      Great news , Congratulations to Mark , Francesca and all their team . I still miss Katie . Greetings from Australia , Marie 🙂

    • Elena Boldyreva

      You are the best ragazzi! 🙂

    • Liz Roberts

      Bravo! Congratulazioni a tutti.

    • AG

      Complimenti. Più episodi per favore!

    • Ross Alexander


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