We have some great news! RTÉjr have five podcasts nominated in three categories in this year's Irish Podcast Awards which will take place on 16 September in Dublin.

In the Best Family Podcast Category we have four of the five nominations! Well done to everyone involved in making Maddie + Triggs, Someone Like Me, Spooky FM and Two Halves. The RTÉjr pods will go up against KidCast, and best of luck to everyone!

In the Climate Award Category, Ecolution is up against RTÉs Hot Mess and The Book of Leaves. And in the Creativity Category Maddie + Triggs is there again, so they could be taking home two prizes on the night!

Of course, all of this is only made possible by the work of Nicky Coghlan and his team in RTÉjr Radio. So, well done to them and all the people they work with.

Let's have a listen and find out more about these amazing shows...

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Maddie + Triggs follows the adventures of seven-year-old Maddie, who happens to be vision impaired, and her best doggy friend Triggs.

The eight-part show was developed with assistance from the NCBI. It's a comedy series produced by Turnip + Duck and funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.

Together, Maddie and Triggs find music and adventure in the sounds of the everyday world around them.

Subscribe to the Podcast here!

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Someone Like Me is a radio show and podcast featuring children and young people from Ireland, who have something unique they want to share with the World.

Kate Brennan Harding is joined every week by a different young person who will meet and interview a grown-up that is a bit like them.

Listen to all the shows and subscribe here!

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When it comes to Halloween the guys who make Spooky FM know just how to give everyone the chills!

Uncle Vlad and Zombetty are your radio hosts on the creepiest show in Ireland...and they are definitely not a vampire and a 100-year-old zombie. Luckily Producer Liam Geraghty could work remotely on this one...

If you are feeling brave - subscribe here!

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Producer Karen Tomkins didn't have to go too far to find two football fanatics for the soccer podcast Two Halves.

Her sons Jack and Harry host the show and have lined up special guests with Premier Legaue players, Ireland internationals and much more.

Press play above to hear their Women's Euro 2022 preview and keep an eye out for their review next week.

Click here to listen to all the shows!

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Season 3 of Ecolution saw a new presenter taking over in Evie Kenny, but she is building on the amazing work of James Dunne. He led the way for Climate Action on the show and Evie is taking on the fight with more great guests and interesting topics.

The gang are rightly being recognised for their work and we hope it inspires young people to take part in and learn about climate change.

Listen to all the shows so far here!

"It's very exciting to see so many of RTÉjr Radio’s podcasts nominated at the inaugural Irish Podcast Awards. Although the shows work on the channel, having them as podcasts allows our young listeners and their parents to engage with these programmes again and again.

Between what we do in-house and the amazing independent producers we’ve been developing content with, we’ve tried to cater to children all across Ireland. But it’s lovely to see work for young people sitting alongside the other amazing shows shortlisted." – Nicky Coghlan, RTÉjr Radio

Go to the official website Irish Podcast Awards website for more.

And vote in the Listeners Choice Category here!

It's a public vote so pick anyone (but please make it one of ours!!) Best of luck to everyone who is up for an award and well done on all your amazing work.