Cast YOUR Vote: Meet The Podcast InstaStar Nominees

Everything you need to know about our first ever InstaStars!

The hayu STELLAR InstaStar Awards 2021 will take place on Saturday, November 6th in The Alex Hotel in Dublin, and will honour the best and brightest in Irish content creation across the social media spectrum.

Yes, an actual IRL awards ceremony which is sure to be most glam and glitzy event of the year, with those in attendance coming from all aspects of the ‘gram, including beauty, fashion, podcasting, comedy, food and those who inspire us, to name just a few categories.

As I’m sure you’re aware of by now, the voting system is OPEN and we’ve been blown away by the response so far, but if you haven’t cast your vote yet or you want to know a little bit more about our nominees, over the next two weeks we’re going to introduce you to everyone nominated across all 10 categories, showing you why we think they’re InstaStars.


Next we’re looking at those in the Podcast category. They’re kept up sane and entertained over the last year and a half, and more. Ever-present in our ears, making us laugh, cry, and also feel very seen. Check out the nominations for the category below, and don’t forget to cast your vote.



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As the apt title may suggest, Bandwagons is the podcast that talks about all the things we’re thinking about. Fronted by Fionnuala Jones and Brid Browne, the two quick-witted gals talk about everything current from Strictly Come Dancing to Only Fans, no topic is off-limits, and for that reason, we love em’.

I’m Grand Mam


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The Cork duo that have us HOWLING on the regular. Launching back in 2019 I’m Grand Mam, hosted by PJ and Kevin has grown a cult following over the last 2 years, and rightly so. Reminiscing on their childhoods spent in Cork while also sharing their gas anecdotes of their new lives in London the podcast serves as pure entertainment allowing the introverted of us to live vicariously through them for an hour each week.

My Therapist Ghosted Me


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My Therapist Ghosted me is the brainchild of comedian Joanne McNally and TV personality Vogue Williams. How did it come about? Well, Joanne was actually, ghosted by her therapist, and so in spite of that, the duo now shares all of their private thoughts, deepest secrets, and bad advice with their thousands of listeners each week – sure what more could you want?

Owning It


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Also known as ‘The anxiety podcast’, Owning It with Caroline Foran explores anxiety in ways you’ve never thought of before. Asking the questions like ‘why?’ ‘how?’ and ‘what if?’ you’ll come away from one listen of the pod feeling refreshed and ready to take on the world – anxiety who?

The Creep Dive


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Cassie Delaney, Sophie White and Jen O’Dwyer play hosts to this podcast where they chat all things from the creepy to the scandalous, anything creepy and you best believe they’re diving into it. Reporting on the ‘lesser known stories that made the headlines’ you can count on niche content from start to finish.

The Good Glow


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A breath of fresh air from start to finish, The Good Glow hosted by Georgie Crawford was started with the intention to uplift and inspire others, and that it does. Sharing how she herself put her life back together after being diagnosed with breast cancer, Georgie now chats to a plethora of different guests each week, discussing everything from wellness and drive to finding yourself.

The 2 Johnnies


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Blend comedy and life stories together perfectly and you’ve got The 2 Johnnies. Sharing a fresh take on pop culture the two Johnnies – Johnny McMahon and Johnny Smacks are the Tippearary duo taking the world of podcasting by storm since their launch in 2018. They’ve taken the pod to the stage, performing in Ireland, the US and UK and even United Arab Emirates.

Tony Cantwell’s Hit Show


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Pop culture ramblings from one of the funniest men in the industry. Tony Cantwell’s Hit Show leaves no stone unturned when it comes to analysing and of course slagging in that iconic Cantwell humour we all know and love.

The countdown to our first annual InstaStar event is now on, so get voting and mark Saturday 6th November in your calendars!


While this is a glitzy, invite-only event, hayu and STELLAR are giving some lucky voters the chance to attend this very exclusive evening as a special guest, to mingle with their favourite social media stars and experience the glamour for themselves! So be sure to stay tuned for all of the details, either here or over on our Instagram!

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