Winners of the Spark Media Podcast Awards 2022

The third annual Spark Media conference was a resounding success. Misty Philip, Founder of Spark Media partnered with the National Religious Broadcasters to provide excellent growth and collaboration opportunities for faith-based podcasters.

Opening Keynote, Lauren Green, Chief Religious Correspondent for Fox News kicked off the event. We heard from an exciting array of industry professionals including Rob Walch from Libsyn, Chris Krimitsos of Podfest Global, Rahny Taylor of Access More, and Ryan Dobson of Rebel Parenting. We concluded our event by honoring the work of faith-based podcasters.

Best Business Podcast: Erin Harrigan – The Hustle with H.E.A.R.T Podcast
From: Erin Harrigan
Hosted by: Blubrry

Best Interview Podcast: Russ Jones – Abide Radio: Be Well With Us
From: Abide Christian Meditation App
Hosted by: Spreaker

Best Kids & Family Podcast: Catherine J. Segars – Christian Parent, Crazy World
From: LifeAudio
Hosted by: Spreaker

Best Lifestyle Podcast: Alicia Michelle – The Vibrant Christian Living Podcast with Alecia Michelle
From: Alicia Michelle
Hosted by: Buzzsprout

Best Society & Culture Podcast: Summer Shepherd – No Seriously, How Do I Do This?
From: Northwestern Media
Hosted by: StreamGuys

Best Podcast Graphic: Shea & Michelle Watson – The Pantry Podcast | Spiritual Nutrition for Christians Craving Christ
From: Shea Watson, Michelle Watson

Best Podcast Co-Hosted: Wendie Pete & Todd Isberner – Your Biggest Breakthrough
From: Wendie Pete and Todd Isberner
Hosted by: Captivate

Best Female Podcast: Emily P. Freeman – The Next Right Thing
From: with Emily P. Freeman
Hosted by: Libsyn

Best Male Host: Tony Miltenberger – Reclamation Podcast: Reclaiming Good Practices for Faith and Life
From: Tony Miltenberger
Hosted by: Podbean

Best Podcast Interviewer: Meridith Foster – The Unfolding
From: Meridith Foster
Hosted by: StreamGuys

Best Solo Podcast: Jodi Howe – The Air That I Breathe
From: Jodi Howe
Hosted by: Buzzsprout

Most Binge-Worthy Podcast: Linda Goldfarb – Your Best Writing Life
From: Linda Goldfarb
Hosted by: Buzzsprout

Favorite Podcast Host: Doris Swift – Fierce Calling
From: Doris Swift
Hosted by: Blubrry

Most Original Podcast Concept: Margie Bryce – The Crabby Pastor
From: Rev. Dr. Margie Bryce
Hosted by: Buzzsprout

Best Podcast Producer: Gary Dell – God in the Ordinary (GITO)
From: Wiseword Radio & 61 Things
Hosted by: Anchor


Best Male Podcast: Eric Nordhoff – Courage Cast – Build Your Belief
From: Eric Nordhoff
Hosted by: Buzzsprout

Best Female Podcast: Ashley Opliger – Cradled in Hope
From: Ashley Opliger of Bridget’s Cradles
Hosted by: Transistor

Best Solo Podcast: Jodie Niznik – So Much More: Creating Space for God (Lectio Divina and Scripture Meditation)
From: Jodie Niznik
Hosted by: Libsyn

Best Co-Hosted Podcast: Rejoice Marriage Ministries – Charlyne Steinkamp & Lori Lassen – Fight For Your Marriage Podcast
From: Rejoice Marriage Ministries
Hosted by: Libsyn