Immediate wins two Publisher Podcast Awards

Wednesday 27 April, 2023

Immediate Media Co, the special interest content and platform company, won two awards at the 2023 Publisher Podcast Awards on Wednesday 26 April, with BBC Good Food scooping Best Food and Drink Podcast and HistoryExtra taking top spot for Best Hobbies & Special Interest Podcast.

The BBC Good Food Podcast has a new episode every week with the expert food team sharing tips, techniques and their all-time favourite recipes. The judges commented: ‘The production of this podcast is top-notch, with skilled presenters. Listeners will expect nothing less than perfection, which they get, plus a fair share of bad jokes. Made us feel like part of the gang.’

The HistoryExtra podcast goes out six times a week, featuring interviews with notable historians on topics spanning ancient history and the historical context of current events. The judges praised the The HistoryExtra Podcast for its innovation, adding: ‘This podcast stands out amongst some incredibly tough competition. Despite a strong legacy, this show continues to innovate and test, which has rewarded the publisher with healthy growth.’

‘This is a fantastic win, and well-deserved recognition for the BBC Good Food Podcast. Our latest series ‘My favourite dish’ is hosted by Tom Kerridge, Miriam Nice, Mallika Basu and Orlando Murrin. Cooks, chefs and food insiders from a wide variety of backgrounds share their stories and recipes – with plenty of life lessons and laughs along the way.”

Christine Hayes, Editor in Chief, BBC Good Food

Headshot of Christine Hayes, Editor in Chief, Food Group, Immediate Media Co.

‘This is a fantastic achievement for the team. The HistoryExtra Podcast celebrated its 15th birthday last year and from the off we committed to a very simple format, since then we’ve ramped up in frequency, evolving to the point it publishes six days a week and has millions of downloads globally. The award is testament to the brilliant work the team do each day and their passion for sharing history with everyone.”

Dr Dave Musgrove, Content Director, BBC History

Headshot of David Musgrove, Content Director, BBC History Magazine & HistoryExtra, Immediate Media Co.

The BBC Good Food Podcast and the HistoryExtra Podcast are both available to listen on Spotify.