Soundtracking (podcast)

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Hosted byEdith Bowman
Genremusic and film
Audio formatAudio Boom, Spotify, Apple Music
ProviderAudio Boom

Soundtracking is a podcast created by its host Edith Bowman, first airing August 3rd 2016. The Podcast is a conversation between Edith and a guest on music and film and it's unique relationship. Established guests such as directors, actors, musicians, writers , composers, music supervisors talk about their relationship with music both personally and professionally.[1]


Bowman whilst as a BBC Radio show host introduced the concept as an occasional programme on BBC Radio 6 Music but was never fully supported by the station.[2] Bowman now puts the show together with a friend usually recording in hotel rooms, the guests house or from her own home via video calls.[3] The show since August 2016 has been put out almost biweekly bar a few instances. As of 2020, Soundtracking has been downloaded over 4 million times.


The show starts with a small introduction from Bowman explaining the concept of the podcast and introducing the episode's guest. Conversation ranges from the impact of the guest's chosen music on them personally, and on its role in their film or Television programme.[4] The chosen tracks are then played throughout the interview aiding conversation.

Since its founding in 2016 Soundtracking has attained sponsorship from EE Limited,The White Company and Fender Musical Instruments Corporation

Notable guests

Guests have included a variety of Actors including Warren Beatty, Bradley Cooper and Ewen Mcgregor. Film Directors Quentin Tarantino[5], Ron Howard, Peter Jackson, Guy Ritchie, Greta Gerwig. [6]Composers and Musicians that have been featured on the show include Isobel Waller-Bridge, Justin Hurwitz and Biffy Clyro. As well as a range of professionals working behind the scenes such as Music Supervisor Sarah Bridge.


In 2019 at the Radio Academy Awards, Edith Bowmans Soundtracking was awarded 'Bronze' in the Best Music Presenter for Soundtracking category, second year running. Bowman won 'Gold' in the Best Specialist Music Show category in 2018, the show taking 'Bronze' in 2017.[7]

At the 2020 New York Festivals Radio Awards, Soundtracking won Gold for Best Music Programme Host, winning Bronze in 2019. Winning another two Golds in Best Digital Music Programme and Best Music Podcast back in 2018.[8]

Bowman has been nominated four times at the British Podcast Award in both 2017 and 2018[9]

Soundtracking was awarded the Honouree position at the 2019 and 2018 Webby Awards in the Podcasts: Television & Film, and Interview/Talk Show categories[10]


  1. Episode 23 – Edith Bowman - This Way Up, retrieved 2020-11-28
  2. "Podcast of the Week: Soundtracking". Radio Times. Retrieved 2020-10-28.
  3. "Interview with Edith Bowman". Beat. Retrieved 2020-11-28.
  4. "Interview: Edith Bowman". Retrieved 2020-11-28.
  5. Scougall, Murray. "INTERVIEW: Edith Bowman on rewriting the career rules, her inspiring mum and the family fundraiser that's changing lives". The Sunday Post. Retrieved 2020-11-28.
  6. "Interview with Edith Bowman". Beat. Retrieved 2020-11-28.
  7. "Winners". Radio Academy. Retrieved 2020-11-13.
  8. "Winners Gallery - New York Festivals". Retrieved 2020-11-13.
  9. "Nominations 2018". British Podcast Awards. Retrieved 2020-11-13.
  10. "NEW Webby Gallery + Index". NEW Webby Gallery + Index. Retrieved 2020-11-13.

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