AWARD-WINNING Original
podcasts

We connect brands with audiences by creating original chart-topping podcast content, often featuring big name talent, including our very own Katie Derham.

Our enviable contact book is no stranger to Sue Perkins, Claudia Winkleman and Lenny Henry. This is matched by years of audio experience at BBC Radio and the Guardian across documentary, observational fly-on-the wall, history, comedy, news & current affairs, magazine and studio interviews.

 Our podcasts have been recognised by the international Anthem Awards as well as the prestigious British Podcast Awards.

Take a look
at podcasts we’ve created

Our award-winning Get Birding podcast helps everyone, anywhere, discover more about the birds on our doorsteps. This entertaining cross-generational series is aimed at beginners, families and diverse audiences to make birdwatching accessible to all, facing issues around diversity and democratisation of nature head on.
We believe that access to nature should be a right, not a privilege.

Now heading towards it’s 3rd series, Get Birding is unique in featuring musicians like Sam Lee, Jason Singh and Fyfe Dangerfield who have been inspired by birds, with their work playing out each episode. Listeners’ stories also create an engaged, valued Get Birding community. Our partners including RSPB, National Trust and the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust featured in items across the series. Get Birding engages with some of the most challenging issues concerning diversity, equality and inclusion in the Nature sector – an area for which the podcast was recognised with a Silver award at the 2022 Anthem Awards.

Alongside this, Get Birding has also been recognised on a national level for tackling Environmental issues, for which, the series won Gold in the Climate Category at the British Podcast Awards 2022. Here’s what the judges had to say: 

“Our newest award went to “a show that makes us think differently about the world around us, seeing even ordinary details through new eyes, and hearing what we had missed before. Accessible and inspiring, the show’s huge charm and enthusiasm encourage listeners to not just enjoy nature, but to feel included in it and responsible for it, whatever their age, ethnicity or class. It transported us.”

.bbJust the Tonic with Katie Derham explores the power of music and the arts to do good.

Hosted by BBC Proms & Radio 3 presenter Katie Derham and supported by The Arts Council, the eight part series reveals the extraordinary work going on around the UK by music and arts organisations to improve lives.

Series One launched in September 2021 and featured a stellar line up; violinist Nicola Benedetti on helping disadvantaged young people connect with music; actor Emily Watson on supporting refugees through her Citizens of the World Choir; conductors Sir Mark Elder and Charles Hazlewood explaining the work of their orchestras The Halle and The Paraorchestra; and awardwinning director Roger Graef discussing the impact of music on young offenders through his documentary Feltham Sings.

Series Two is currently airing fortnightly on Thursdays.

 

With education often in the headlines during lockdown 2020, global schools group Cognita wanted to raise their profile as a thought leader for the sector. They commissioned Peanut & Crumb to produce their first branded podcast series, Challenging Education, to discuss topical issues around schooling aimed at both teachers and parents across the world.

The fortnightly six episode series was hosted by two of the Cognita team interviewing rotating guests. We media trained the presenters to prepare for audio broadcasting then recorded episodes remotely with contributors around the world from Hong Kong to Spain to Latin America.

Themes included teacher wellbeing during lockdown; Black Lives Matter protests and how its issues translate into education; and going back to the classroom after months of home schooling.

One episode featured TV child psychologist Professor Tanya Byron offering parents advice to help their children, and themselves, manage anxiety as lockdown lifted and schools started to reopen. We also filmed this episode for Cognita’s YouTube channel.