Vote for your favourite!

Listen & Vote


LaunchPod is the UK’s first ever large-scale podcast competition. Listen and vote for your favourite!


Hundreds applied for the chance to make their concepts a reality. Working with Acast, the world’s largest podcast company, and award-winning production company Wisebuddah, the three finalists have now gone from pitch to pilot with their fresh new podcast ideas.

Listeners can vote for their favourite LaunchPod pilot by either:

  • Subscribing to the show on Apple Podcasts

  • Leaving a rating and review on Apple Podcasts

  • Casting your vote here!

The results will be taken into consideration by the judges, who will then pick an overall winner.

Voting opens on July 1st and runs until 23:59 on July 31st. The winners will be announced later this summer.

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Jack Claramunt

Anglo Files is a podcast that takes a look at the weird and wonderful events and traditions that take place across the UK, and see how the history of the country have shaped them. I, Jack Claramunt, will meet the people that ensure these affairs are embedded in today’s British culture and see how the UK cherish and enjoy these quirky customs

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Saredo & Surer Mohamed

On Things We Left Behind is a story-driven podcast that explores the hidden afterlife of war. In what ways does leaving your country behind shape the life that you rebuild? That’s the question that the hosts, daughters of Somali refugees, seek to explain. The podcast takes an in-depth look into the lives of those who were made to start all over, and meditates on the things that are left behind in war’s wake.

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Marcus Bronzy

Host Marcus Bronzy takes you on a journey into the very human stories behind the technology that is switching up the world as we know it.

Meet the Judges

From thousands of entries, the LaunchPod judges chose the finalists to create their podcast pilots. All were looking for original ideas that use the podcast medium to their advantage.


Jamie Morton

Co-host and creator of global podcast sensation My Dad Wrote A Porno.


Imriel Morgan

CEO of the Shoutout Network, and host of the Wanna Be podcast.


Phyllis Martinez

Podcast producer and writer for Hot Pod and The Browser, and the host of Shedunnit.


Susie Warhurst

Global Content Director at Acast, overseeing more than 3,500 shows around the world.


Adam Uytman

Head of Content at Wisebuddah, and former director of AudioUK.

We were absolutely bowled over by the quality of the entries we received. What’s so awesome to see is that there is so much untapped creative podcast talent out there in the UK. It was a tough choice to whittle such a great pool of ideas down to just three, but we can’t wait to see the public reaction to each of the very different finalists we’ve chosen.
— Jamie Morton