Vogue Williams and Joanne McNally take home prestigious honour at British Podcast Awards

My Therapist Ghosted Me wins Podcast Champion award for changing landscape and making real impact

Vogue Williams and Joanne McNally have credited “supportive and very encouraging” Irish fans for the success of their podcast, My Therapist Ghosted Me.

The double act took home the Podcast Champion award, which honours a podcast that has changed the landscape of the medium and made a real impact, from the 2023 British Podcast Awards on Thursday night.

Comedian McNally said the podcast “100 per cent” took off after Ireland got behind it.

“The Irish have been very good to us. They’ve been very supportive and very encouraging,” the 40-year-old said.


“That’s why we’re bringing Ghosted to Australia because wherever there’s Irish people, me and Vogue are going to turn up and do a show.

“No one is safe and, luckily for us, they are absolutely everywhere.”

Model and media personality Williams, who is married to TV star Spencer Matthews, said: “We had a few UK followers probably coming off the back of Spenny [nickname for her husband] and my podcast but, then, it bled into Ireland and it just took off for us, I would say.”

McNally said the pair were “thrilled” to win a British Podcast Award as they had not won an Irish one yet.

“We’re like Bob Geldof now. We’re just busy getting knighted at the British Podcast Awards,” she joked.

“I guess because we are two Irish women, that’s what’s so interesting about it all. The podcast travels, which is lovely. It is not nationality specific. It is ultimately just friends talking nonsense.”

The pair have hosted the podcast since April 2021 and recently toured it around the UK, with upcoming dates in Belfast, Dublin, Mayo and Kerry in November and December.

Speaking about coming to Ireland, Williams said she “loves getting to go back home”, adding that she is “obsessed” with her hometown of Howth, Co Dublin.

“It’s real quiet and it’s really relaxing. It’s good for my head space to go home.”

McNally said the first few shows of their UK and Ireland tour had a “mostly Irish” audience but, now, she can feel it “stretching out”.

She added: “It was in Ireland first for sure and it’s actually really lovely when you start seeing the evolution of the audience. It’s quite cool.

“It’s nice to know that you can be listened to by people who didn’t grow up next door to.” – PA