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Doing It For The Kids claims bronze prize at 2020 British Podcast Awards




An audio and video freelancer from Bishop's Stortford is celebrating success at the 2020 British Podcast Awards.

Steve Folland, 41, co-hosts Doing It For The Kids with London-based freelance graphic designer Frankie Tortora for self-employed parents.

The married father of two, who has lived in the town for 13 years, and his co-host claimed the bronze prize in the Best Business Podcast category, where they were up against the likes of The Times, Jazz FM and The Economist.

Steve Folland and Frankie Tortora celebrate their success (39438928)
Steve Folland and Frankie Tortora celebrate their success (39438928)

Their podcast – Folland records his parts from Launchpad in Charringtons House in Stortford, his dining room or in his car – is a weekly 20-minute Q&A for self-employed parents. It began in March 2019.

The awards would have been held at The Roundhouse in London, but, due to coronavirus restrictions, took place online instead.

Radio 1's Rhiannon Dillon and Clara Amfo hosted the ceremony. LBC's James O'Brien announced Doing It For The Kids' bronze award.

Steve Folland and Frankie Tortora (39438942)
Steve Folland and Frankie Tortora (39438942)

"We've always recorded online, with most of mine done from the meeting room at Launchpad, where I have a permanent desk. But during lockdown we've continued with me sat in my car as a mobile studio on the streets of Stortford," said Folland, who runs video and audio production business Foll&Co as well as the Being Freelance podcast and community for freelancers from the co-working space.

"With the likes of the BBC, Gyles Brandreth, The Guardian, Simon Mayo, Fearne Cotton, Chris Ramsey and David Walliams appearing on the live feed, it was quite surreal seeing ourselves on there too as LBC's James O'Brien announced our win."



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