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.