Parliament Explained podcast shortlisted in British Podcast Awards

25 April 2018

Parliament’s 2017 podcast series, Parliament Explained, has been nominated in the 2018 British Podcast Awards in the Best Branded content category.

The UK Parliament is pleased to confirm its six-part podcast series – Parliament Explained – has been nominated in the 2018 British Podcast Awards in the Best Branded Content category.

Over six episodes of the Parliament Explained podcast, comedian and writer Meera Syal CBE guides listeners through the inner workings of the UK Parliament – what Parliament is, how Parliament scrutinises the work of the Government, and how people can get involved.

What does the podcast cover?

Meera is joined by parliamentarians Helen Jones MP, Chair of the House of Commons Petitions Committee, and Baroness Corston, Chair of the House of Lords Social Mobility Committee.

Staff from the House of Lords and the House of Commons, including Regional Outreach Officers, Clerks, Committee Specialists and Doorkeepers, also speak about the their roles and areas of expertise.  

Made in collaboration with Fresh Air Production, the podcast series is part of Parliament’s wider efforts to engage people in the parliamentary process. 

Welcoming the news, David Clark, head of Education and Engagement at the UK Parliament, said:

“This podcast series demystifies the parliamentary process and gives listeners the tools and knowledge they need to effectively engage with its work. Across its six episodes, the podcast has been played over 65,000 times, a remarkable number which highlights both the high-quality content and the public’s desire to learn more and play a role in our democratic life.”

Category winners qualify for the Best Podcast Award. All winners will be announced at an awards show on 19th May 2018.

For more information about the British Podcast Awards, you can visit their website here.

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