Launched by podcasting heavyweights Acast and audio production giants WiseBuddah, Launchpod aims to find the UK’s next hottest podcast! Our very own Marcus Bronzy is on the LaunchPod shortlist for his Podcast ‘The Switch”

The Switch – Marcus Bronzy

Marcus’ podcast finds human stories in the world of technology, focusing on the people who are using tech to “switch things up” in the world we live in, and the way tech affects our everyday lives. Marcus is a TV, radio and podcast presenter and producer.


Furthermore, it’s a super cool initiative which gives people the chance to create podcasts and share them with a much wider audience with Acast/WiseBuddahs help!

So, What was the competition?

Each semi-finalist will work with Wisebuddah and Acast to produce a pilot episode.

These three pilots will be made available on Apple Podcasts, the Acast app and other podcast platforms. While listeners will vote for their favourite. The listener vote will be considered by the judges and a winner will be announced.

The winning podcaster will work with Wisebuddah to bring the first series of their production to life! They will host their podcast on Acast and receive launch, content, artwork and promotional support from the Acast team.


Consequently, below are the other wonderful entrants. There are some awesome content ideas here!

On Things We Left Behind – Surer Mohamed

Surer is the daughter of refugees who were forced to leave their home during the Somali Civil War – this is what inspired her podcast idea, a story-driven podcast that explores the scars of war, what it means to lose a home, and how to rebuild. Surer is a PhD Candidate in Politics and International Studies at Cambridge University, where she researches post-conflict reconstruction.

The Boy Problem

 Zachary Fortais-Gomm and Elizabeth Campbell

The Boy Problem is an audio drama thriller exploring masculinity in modern society created by Zachary Fortais-Gomm and produced by Elizabeth Campbell. Zachary is a writer, director and the mind behind The Orphans podcast. Elizabeth is a barrister and has been instrumental in podcasts such as Victoriocity and Wooden Overcoats.

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