16th Annual

People's Choice Podcast Awards

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Honoring Podcasters Since 2005

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2021 People's Choice Podcast Awards Winners

2021 Podcast Influencer of the Year

  • Amy Porterfield - Marketing Made Easy
  • Brene Brown - Unlocking Us & Dare to Lead
  • Joe Rogan - The Joe Rogan Experience
  • Kevin Smith - Smodcast
  • Tim Ferris - The Time Ferris Show

2021 Listener Influencer of the Year

  • Brian Campbell and Luke Thomas - Morning Kombat
  • Fr. Mike Schmitz - Jeff Cavins - The Bible in a Year
  • Jess Ambrose & Bekah Martinez -The Chatty Broads
  • Nick Viall - The Viall Files
  • Walt Flanagan, Bryan Johnson & Brian Quinn Tell 'em Steve-Dave!

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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