Also became Plea declared winner in the ‘chatcast informative’ category. In the podcast, the makers talk to lawyers and prosecutors about special cases that have always stayed with the conversation partners. A new episode appears every week on the podcast channels, which can also be heard on Saturday mornings between 10:00 and 11:00 on BNR News Radio.
Since 2018, the Dutch Podcast Awards have been presented on the initiative of BNR Nieuwsradio. The sixteen-member jury consists mainly of podcast makers (who do not judge their own work). There is also an audience award, which this year will be presented by crime podcast Homicide was put on hold. This time, however, the legal podcast by Flokstra and Lomans emerged as the big winner. The jury calls the production very substantive, but never sensationalistic – “which is not always self-evident in this genre.” The smart design is praised, making it easy to follow, even for legal laymen.
It is not the first time that the gentlemen of Plea win prizes from the DPA. The 2022 edition already gave them the win in the ‘True Crime’ category. On the occasion of the nomination at the time, Flokstra spoke with Mr. about their motivation for creating the podcast. The lawyer said that he and Laumans started from the idea that there is often misunderstanding in society about criminal law and the functioning of the lawyer within it. “However, we both know from our own profession that our criminal justice system is quite well structured and that there are hundreds of lawyers in the Netherlands who do their work as an advocate for a suspect with passion and love for that system.”
In addition, people simply enjoy listening to stories about criminal law. Recognizable for Flokstra: “I have that too and it is one of the reasons I once wanted to become a criminal lawyer.” He saw and sees Plea as a kind of entertainment.