Podcast Awards
Awarded forExcellence in podcasting
Date2005
Presented byNew Media Expo
Websitehttp://www.podcastawards.com/

The People's Choice Podcast Awards, better known as the Podcast Awards, are global awards given annually to the best podcasts as voted by the general public. Founded in 2005 by Todd Cochrane of Podcast Connect Inc., the Podcast Awards changed hands for a short period by New Media Expo in September 2014 until New Media Expo's demise.[1] The first Podcast Awards show was held in 2006 (awarding shows for the 2005 calendar year) had over 350,000 people vote for their nominated podcasts, with nearly 1000 people attending the awards ceremony.[2] The 10th annual Podcast Awards Show, the first show run exclusively by the New Media Expo, took place at Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino on April 14, 2015. It was hosted by Chris Jericho and Emily Morse.[3] The 12th Annual event started with a complete site rebuild and change to the overall process.

Rules

The nominations begin on a set date (July 1, 2017 for the 2017 awards) and continue for thirty days. Listeners can nominate shows from 20 categories over the 30 day period once a day. Podcasts have had to pre-register in order to participate and listeners are allowed to select the shows they want to nominate from within the pre-registered list of shows.[4]

After the thirty days of nominations, Podcast Connect Committee will review all the nominations over a 15 day period and a slate announced.[4]

Once up to ten nominees in each category have been established, the final voting slate is released. Voting in this round are selected by a panel of judges as outlined in the podcast awards rule.

Categories and winners

The Podcast Awards consists of twenty-two categories. Winners are announced during a ceremony which includes a live web stream. The prizes awarded to winners are donation/sponsor-driven via PayPal. In 2009, they were able to award podcasters almost $3,500 in prizes, with additional website exposure through 2009–2010 of seventeen million plus hits.

Categories 2005[5] 2006[6] 2007[7] 2008[8] 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2015† 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
People's Choice This Week in Tech MuggleCast Keith and The Girl Manager Tools ESPN: Fantasy Focus Football Tell 'Em Steve Dave! 4Player Podcast ESPN: Fantasy Focus Football The Morning Stream Rob Has a Podcast The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footballers How Did I Get Here?
Best Produced Daily Source Code The Signal Firefly Talk Totally Rad Show Best of the Left Radiolab Inside the Magic Best of the Left Rob Has a Podcast Radiolab --- --- --- --- ---
Best Video Podcast --- --- Ask a Ninja Geek Brief TV This Week in Tech TED This Week In Tech The Young Turks Rob Has a Podcast Night Attack --- --- --- --- ---
Best Mobile Podcast --- Catholic Insider Xbox 360 DL.TV AppSlappy --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
Arts --- Geek Nights with Rym and Scott This American Life This American Life Imprint Decoder Ring Theatre This American Life The Moth This American Life This American Life The Beerist Podcast We Like Drinking We Like Drinking Dads Drinking Bourbon Dads Drinking Bourbon
Business Media Artist Secrets Manager Tools Manager Tools Manager Tools Planet Money Career Tools Planet Money Manager Tools NPR: Planet Money Podcast Freakonomics Radio The Bizarre Briefing Dreamers Podcast Extraordinary Women Radio Big Girl Money Wickedly Smart Women
Comedy Distorted View Daily Distorted View Daily Nobody Likes Onions You Look Nice Today Daily Giz Wiz Tell 'Em Steve-Dave! WTF with Marc Maron WTF with Marc Maron The Morning Stream The Morning Stream Matt and Mattinglys Ice Cream Social Plumbing the Death Star 2 Girls on a Bench Spitballers Podcast Spitballers Podcast
Education Tips from the Top Floor Tips from the Top Floor Grammar Girl Grammar Girl The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe The History of Rome Stuff You Missed in History Grammar Girl Grammar Girl Hardcore History Scam School Grammar Girl Our Fake History Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls Curiosity Daily
Entertainment --- Pottercast The Lost Podcast with Jay and Jack MuggleCast MuggleCast The Fringe Podcast The Morning Stream Rob Has a Podcast Walking Dead 'Cast Rob Has a Podcast We Have Concerns We're Drunk & We Know Things We're Drunk & We Know Things We're Drunk & We Know Things How Did I Get Here?
Food and Drink Good Beer Show Good Beer Show CoffeeGeek Grace before meals Munchcast BeerDownload The Splendid Table The Beerists The Beerists The Alton Browncast --- --- --- --- ---
Games & Hobbies Orange Lounge Radio Podtacular CAGcast The Instance 4Player Podcast 4Player Podcast 4Player Podcast Rooster Teeth Podcast Rooster Teeth Podcast The Instance The Angry Chicken Trivial Warfare Trivial Warfare The Reasons I'm Broke Things I Got Wong at Trivia
General illinoise! Rosary Army ShowGirls Extralife Radio This American Life The Survival Podcast Greetings From Nowhere Internet Box Internet Box Internet Box --- --- --- --- ---
LGBTQ --- Feast of Fools Feast of Fools Feast of Fools Feast of Fun Savage Love Feast of Fun Throwing Shade Throwing Shade Psychobabble / Throwing Shade Diary of a Trans Woman Derek and Romaine Derek and Romaine If These Ovaries Could Talk Derek and Romaine
Health MARINA's Walking & Aerobics" Sex is Fun! Sex is Fun! Healthy Catholic QuackCast QuackCast QuackCast The Mental Illness Happy Hour The Fat Burning Man The Dr. Drew Podcast Sleep With Me Optimal Living Daily A Better Night's Sleep Mental - The Podcast to Destigmatise Mental Health Mental - The Podcast to Destigmatise Mental Health
Government & Organizations --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- Politics Politics Politics Everyday Superhumans Democracy Works The Impact Outrage+Optimism!
Kids & Family --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- Hypothetical Help What Fresh Hell: Laughing in the Face of Motherhood Cool Facts About Animals Mommies Tell All Fairy Tales with Granny MacDuff
Mature Dawn and Drew Show Dawn and Drew Show Keith and the Girl Distorted View Daily Adam Carolla Podcast WTF with Marc Maron SModcast Savage Lovecast Savage Lovecast Night Attack JuRY Between Us Girls Turn Me On --- ---
Music --- Accident Hash Catholic Rockers Catholic Rockers Irish Celtic Music Podcast Irish & Celtic Music Podcast Coverville Coverville Coverville Coverville Joe and Meg's Musical Adventure Irish & Celtic Music Podcast The Modern Vinyl Podcast Switched on Pop Kpop Daebak w/ Eric Nam
News & Politics Free Talk Live Free Talk Live Free Talk Live Free Talk Live The Young Turks Free Talk Live The Majority Report The Majority Report The Majority Report The Majority Report No Agenda The Majority Report with Sam Seder Consider This Today Explained True Crime DEADLINE
Religion & Spirituality Catholic Insider Daily Breakfast Daily Breakfast Daily Breakfast Reasonable Doubts Atheist News Podcast Mormon FAIR-Cast Ardent Atheist with Emery Emery Mormon FAIR-Cast The Scathing Atheist Oh No Ross and Carrie Five Minute Devotions For the Love with Jen Hatmaker Better Work Bitch! Better Work Bitch!
Science & Medicine* --- --- --- --- --- The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe Radiolab The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe Weird Things STEM-Talk Curiosity Daily STEM-Talk DNA Today: A Genetics Podcast
Society – Culture --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- The Phileas Club Sword and Scale Travel Oddities The Brain Candy Podcast Once Upon a Crime
Sports & Recreation 1954 and Counting Fantoo Girls Phedippidations SkyDiverGirlsTv ESPN: Fantasy Focus Football The B.S. Report ESPN: Fantasy Focus Football ESPN: Fantasy Focus Football ESPN: Fantasy Focus Baseball ESPN: Fantasy Focus Football The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footballers 30 for 30 Podcasts The Fantasy Footballers
Technology* This Week In Tech Diggnation Security Now This Week in Tech Security Now This Week In Tech Tech News Today The Audacity to Podcast Tech News Today Daily Tech News Show Hak5 School of Podcasting Why'd You Push That Button? Why'd You Push That Button? School of Podcasting
Travel Richard Vobes Radio Show Mouse Tunes WDW Radio WDW Radio WDW Radio WDW Radio WDW Radio WDW Radio WDW Radio WDW Radio --- --- --- --- ---
TV & Film* TheForce.net The Signal Firefly Talk The Signal Spill.com Doug Loves Movies Film Sack Spill.com Film Sack Film Sack Post Show Recaps The Hollywood Outsider Agents of S.H.I.E.LD. Podcast Ellen on the Go Commit or Quit

†The Podcast Awards were not held in 2014.

*Prior to 2010, Science and Technology were combined as one category.

Podcast awards are awarded for the previous calendar year. For example, the 2014 awards ceremony took place on April 14, 2015.

One-time awards

Criticism

Some critics have complained that the Podcast Awards lack publicity, which results in the same podcasts winning awards every year. While some podcasters are aware of the awards and mobilize their listeners to vote, many do not realize they exist.[9]

See also

References

  1. ^ "NMX to Host and Produce 10th Annual Podcast Awards Show At NAB Show". New Media Exchange. 2014-09-16. Archived from the original on 2015-05-08. Retrieved 2015-04-23.
  2. ^ "Podcasters look for their own awards". CNN/Money.com. 2006-07-24. Archived from the original on 2008-09-21. Retrieved 2008-06-15.
  3. ^ "Podcast Awards 2015". Podcast One. n.d. Archived from the original on 2015-04-19. Retrieved 2015-04-23.
  4. ^ a b Podcast Award Rules Archived 2007-06-26 at the Wayback Machine (as of October 23, 2010)
  5. ^ Todd (August 4, 2005). "2005 People's Choice Podcast Award Winners". podcastconnect.com. Archived from the original on 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2015-04-28.
  6. ^ Todd Cochrane (August 15, 2006). "2006 People's Choice Podcast Award Winners". podcastconnect.com. Archived from the original on 2008-05-16.
  7. ^ Todd Cochrane (August 15, 2007). "Third Annual People's Choice Podcast Awards Category Winners Announced". podcastconnect.com.
  8. ^ "2008 Podcast Awards Winners!". Podcast Awards. Archived from the original on 2008-12-11.
  9. ^ Riismandel, Paul (2014-01-07). "Winners Announced for Annual Podcast Awards". Radio Survivor. Archived from the original on 2015-09-20. Retrieved 2015-04-23.