Address: London, UK
The ARIAS are the UK audio and radio awards presented annually to recognise, honour and reward outstanding shows and the teams behind them.
- Jan 4: Nominations are now open for the UK’s ARIAS, the Audio & Radio Industry Awards. Of note: organisers “will be working with an independent EDI consultant to offer support and guidance to ensure that equity is embedded at the heart of the ARIAS. This includes offering insights into best practice and highlighting the impact of, for example, unconscious bias when judging entries.”
- Nov 23, 2022: In the UK, the Radio Academy has released details of the 2023 ARIAS Awards, including additional judging pools specifically for indie podcasts.
- May 4, 2022: In the UK, The Radio Academy's ARIAS took place last night. Among the full winners, Novel for Wondery's Harsh Reality: The Story of Miriam Rivera won Best Factual - Series; Reduced Listening for Spotify's Decode took Gold in both Best New Show and Best Specialist Music Show; The Long Time Academy won Best Independent Podcast, Mags Creative's Life Sentence took home The Creative Innovation Award and We are VOICES won The Grassroots Award.
- May 3, 2022: Nolan Investigates is to get a number of nominations in the UK's ARIAS radio and podcast awards tonight. However, the podcast contains openly transphobic material according to 166 audio professionals who privately wrote to the Radio Academy, the awards organisers, expressing their concern last month. The group released a public statement today asking that the Academy reconsiders its position; the Radio Academy has issued Podnews this response, clarifying the judging process and its policy towards diversity and representation. The investigative podcast, produced for BBC Radio Ulster by a BBC journalist, has been championed by anti-trans campaigners, and led to the BBC removing diversity schemes after impartiality concerns. The BBC is one of the Radio Academy's patrons.
- Jul 27, 2020: The last season of The Bellingcat Podcast won two ARIAS, a British Podcast Award, and was awarded Political Podcast of the Year. It also achieved 4.8/5 after almost 650 reviews. Made by Novel, it's back for a second season, telling the story of a gruesome video that captured the world’s attention in 2018.
See all news stories
Data credits: Google Maps, Podnews newsletter