The Peabody Awards honor the most powerful, enlightening and invigorating stories in television, radio and digital media. Each year, Peabody Awards are bestowed upon a curated collection of 30 stories that capture society’s most important issues, known as the Peabody 30. This year, some podcasts were included in the selection.
Over the next several weeks, the winning Peabody 30 programs and content will be revealed in a succession of announcements by category: Documentary on April 17; Entertainment/Children & Youth’s on April 19; and News/Radio/Public Service programming on April 24.
The Radio/Podcast category included the following podcasts:
Ear Hustle – Radiotopia from PRX (Radiotopia from PRX)
S-Town – Serial and This American Life (stownpodcast.org)
Uncivil: The Raid – Gimlet Media – Gimlet Media
The other five nominees in this category are not podcasts. The content comes from radio stations, NPR, and a university. It’s nice that the Peabody Awards are starting to consider podcasts when choosing which stories to curate for the awards.
The Peabody Awards winners and nominees will be celebrated at a gala evening event on Saturday, May 19, at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. The host will be Hasan Minhaj, who is a comedian, writer, and senior correspondent on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah”.
Later this year, Hasan Minhaj will host his own weekly comedy show on Netflix. (There are several nominees that are from Netflix). His comedy special. “Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King” released on Netflix last year and is nominated for a Peabody Award.