16th Annual Podcast Awards

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Honoring Podcasters Since 2005

By popular demand the 16th Annual Podcast Awards has added 10 new categories. The Podcast Awards will also be recognizing influential podcasters for podcasters/listeners. The following list is the final category list for the 16th Annual Podcast Awards. You can review the Rules here.

* People’s Choice * Best Female Hosted Podcast * Best Male Hosted Podcast * Best Black Hosted Podcast * Best Asian Hosted Podcast * Best Spanish Hosted Podcast * Best Podcast Listening Platform * Arts * Business * Comedy * Education * Entertainment * Fiction * Games and Hobbies * Government & Organizations * Health & Fitness * History * Kids & Family * Leisure * LGBTQ * Music * News * Religion & Spirituality * Science & Medicine * Society & Culture * Sports * Story Teller - Drama * Technology * True Crime * TV & Film

A podcaster wanting to be considered for Best Female, Male, Black, Asian, Spanish Hosted Podcast will need to register for the specific "best" category! So a podcasters will potentially need to register twice once for as and example Arts and a second time for a Best of Category. All registered podcasters are automatically entered for People's Choice.

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2020 Podcast Awards Winners

Government & Organizations

See all the past winners here.

Past Winners

Legacy Shows

Legacy Shows are podcasts that we honor for their excellence in podcasting and who have won a podcast award category a minimum of five times.

Legacy Shows that have never won in the People's Choice Award category are still eligible for that distinction and are automatically entered into the People’s Choice category and are not required to register.

The following podcasts have been honored in their primary categories, those categories have been renamed in honor of their shows. There shows are no longer eligible to be nominated for a Podcast Award.

The People's Choice top Award has been renamed to honor one of the Podfathers of Podcasting.

The Adam Curry People's Choice Award

  • Coverville - Podsafe Music Category
  • ESPN: Fantasy Focus Football - Sports Category
  • Feast of Fools / Fun - LGBTQ Category
  • Free Talk Live - Politics & News Category
  • Manager Tools - Business Category
  • Rob Has a Podcast - Entertainment Category
  • The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe - Science and Medicine Category
  • This American Life - Arts Category
  • This Week in Tech - Technology Category
  • WDW Radio - Travel Category
  • The Majority Report - Politics & News
  • Grammar Girl - Education
Credit to PodVader for coming up with this simple solution to honor our legacy shows.

Podcast Awards reserves the right to rename any category in the future to include if the show is no longer in production or asks to no longer be recognized.

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