Made by Mortals wins MPA award

Best Podcast award win for Armchair Adventures!

We only went and won! Our Armchair Adventures podcast for children, created during lockdown in 2020, won the Best Podcast Award at the Manchester Publicity Awards last night.

We were thrilled as you can imagine – and would love to thank every single one of our collaborators and the communities we worked with. This includes all of our professional orchestral musicians, our actors, writers and podcast producers.

We’d also love to give a massive thanks to our Hearts & Minds theatre group in Audenshaw, as well as all the other community members who inspired us with their life stories and willingness to get involved in the music, the singing and the personal journey.


Made by Mortals MPA award win

Although this is not the first award we’ve won for our work, this is the first glitzy award ceremony we’ve been along to – so we got our glad rags on, combed our hair and stepped out into Manchester city centre to head to The Midland Hotel. 

It was a fabulous night, surrounded by Manchester’s creative, communications and digital sector, watching amazing projects win numerous awards. And then all of a sudden it was our turn!

This award comes at a fantastic time as just last week we launched the second series of the Armchair Adventures podcast with an episode themed around anti-racism for Black History Month.

Year 4 Kids from MillBrook Primary, Tameside 4

The first series of Armchair Adventures has had more than 25,000 listens since it was launched and we’ve run live online events for more than 500 primary school children. On top of that, it was named a ‘positive podcast’ by BBC Radio 4 and was commended by HRH Prince William, Duke of Cambridge.

We’d also like to thank all of our many funding bodies which have contributed into making this project what it is, including the National Lottery and Arts Council.

Listen to the Armchair Adventures Podcast series
Available for free, wherever you get your podcast including
spotify   |   apple podcasts    |    google podcasts   
Keep up-to-date on all things #ArmchairAdventures
Follow us on on our socials!

Share this post