Mayo podcasters Kieran O'Malley and Alan Clarke.

Mayo podcasters in the running for a major award

The Irish Podcast Awards – which take place on Friday next, September 16, at Liberty Hall in Dublin, has announced the shortlist for its final category – the Listeners’ Choice – voted for by Irish podcast listeners.

The winner will be announced at the Irish Podcast Awards ceremony on Friday, with a small number of tickets for the event are still available at

The top 20 list for the Irish Podcast Awards’ Listeners’ Choice includes Big News Coming Soon, a podcast by Mayo pair Alan Clarke and Kieran O'Malley.

Earlier in July, the Irish Podcast Awards announced the main shortlist for over 20 categories, selected by an esteemed judging panel.

Since then, Irish listeners have been voting for their favourite podcast in the Listeners’ Choice. Listeners could vote for any Irish podcast, and nearly 40,000 have done that, casting at least one vote for over 500 Irish shows.

The rest of the top 20 in the Listeners' Choice are (in alphabetical order): Hold My Drink with Charleen and Ellie, I'm Grand Mam, Murder Most Irish, My Pod On Paper, My Therapist Ghosted Me, Opinions Matter with Adrian & Jeremy, Real Health with Karl Henry, Real Life Ghost Stories, Red Room, Stall It with Darren and Joe, Talking Bollox Podcast, The 2 Johnnies Podcast, The Blindboy Podcast, The David McWilliams Podcast, The Football Pod, The GAA Social, The Two Norries Podcast, The Witness: In His Own Words, and This Paranormal Life.

For the full nominations list for all the categories, click here.