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Podcast Movement 2017 Announced Host of Academy of Podcasters Awards



Podcast Movement 2017 will take place on August 23-25, 2017. This year, the event is being held in Anaheim, California. The Academy of Podcasters Awards Show and Hall of Fame Ceremony will be held during Podcast Movement 2017. The host has been announced.

Heather McDonald will be the host of this year’s Academy of Podcasters Awards and Hall of Fame Ceremony. She is the host of the Juicy Scoop podcast, where she discusses controversial topics with fellow actors, comics, and reality stars. The show averages over 1 million downloads a month and is a featured podcast on the Wondery podcast network.

Wondery is the presenting sponsor of the 2017 Academy of Podcasters Awards Show and Hall of Fame Ceremony. The event will take place on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 (as part of Podcast Movement 2017). A full list of the podcasts that are among the 2017 nominees is available.

The categories include:

  • Arts
  • Business
  • Comedy
  • Education
  • Fictional
  • Food & Drink
  • Games & Hobbies
  • Health and Fitness
  • History
  • Kids & Family
  • Music & Commentary
  • News & Politics
  • Science & Medicine
  • Society & Culture
  • Spirituality & Religion
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Technology
  • TV & Film

This year’s Academy of Podcasters Awards Show and Hall of Fame Ceremony will take place in the Anaheim Marriott. The Welcome Party will be presented by iHeartRadio, who will provide free drinks, pictures with the Hall of Famers, and more.

The main event is presented by Wondery. It includes honoring the best in podcasting’s past year with the third annual Academy of Podcasters awards. This year’s Academy of Podcasters’ Hall of Fame class will be recognized at the event.

The After Party is sponsored by Patreon (which is used by many podcasters). You can celebrate with the winners (and non-winners) with a fun event that is open to all, but space is limited.


Peoples Choice, Academy of Podcasters Awards Nominees Announced



Podcast Awards logoSummer is fast approaching and it’s apparently become the season of podcast awards. Two different podcast awards competitions, the Peoples Choice Podcast Awards and the Academy of Podcasters Awards, both recently announced the nominees for their respective award categories. While there may be some minor overlap between the two awards systems, they both work differently and completely independent of each other.

The Peoples Choice Podcast Awards is now in its 11th round. Commonly referred to as just “the Podcast Awards,” nominees for this awards system are determined by online voting, followed by a vetting and qualification period. Then, podcasts are chosen to compete in the following categories:

  • Peoples Choice
  • Arts
  • Business
  • Comedy
  • Education
  • Entertainment
  • Games & Hobbies GLBT
  • Government & Organizations
  • Health
  • Kids & Family
  • Mature
  • Music
  • News & Politics
  • Religion & Spirituality
  • Science & Medicine
  • Society – Culture
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Technology
  • TV & Film

Just like the nomination process, the Peoples Choice Podcast Awards winners are determined via online voting, which officially open Sunday, May 29th.

Academy of Podcasters Awards and HOF 2016The Academy of Podcasters Awards operate in a closed-ballot system. Finalists are chosen by the Academy, and only members of the Academy are allowed to vote for shows in these categories:

  • Arts
  • Business
  • Comedy
  • Education
  • Fiction
  • Food & Drink
  • Games & Hobbies
  • Health & Fitness
  • History
  • Kids & Family
  • Music & Commentary
  • News & Politics
  • Religion & Spirituality
  • Science & Medicine
  • Society & Culture
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Technology
  • TV & Film

Academy of Podcasters Awards winners will be announced during a ceremony on Wednesday, July 6th in conjunction with the Podcast Movement conference.


List of 2015 Academy of Podcasters Award Winners



Academy of Podcasters logThe first Academy of Podcasters Awards ceremony was held last night as part of Podcast Movement 2015. Here’s the list of winners:

  • Business: Smart Passive Income
  • Comedy: Comedy Bang Bang
  • Entertainment: The Incomparable
  • Food & Drink: The Feed
  • Games & Hobbies: Convert To Raid
  • Ideas & Education: Lexicon Valley
  • Lifestyle & Health: The Tim Ferris Show
  • Music & Commentary: Roadhouse
  • News & Politics: Brookings Cafeteria
  • Parenting, Family & Kids: The Longest Shortest Time
  • Science & Medicine: Stuff To Blow Your Mind
  • Society & Culture: 99% Invisible
  • Spirituality & Religion: Relevant Podcast
  • Sports: Jellen And Jacoby
  • Technology: Reply All
  • People’s Choice: 99% Invisible

With the exception of the People’s Choice award, winners were chosen by members of the Academy of Podcasters based on nominees that were selected earlier this year. The People’s Choice award was decided by a live online poll that took place during the awards ceremony.

Congratulations to all of the podcasters who received a trophy at this year’s awards!

Hat tip to Christopher Hutton for his coverage of Podcast Movement and the awards ceremony.


Academy of Podcasters Awards Nominees, Hall of Fame Inductees Announced



Academy of Podcasters logThe Academy of Podcasters has announced the nominees for its first ever “Academy Awards of podcasting.” The organization has also finalized the list of inductees into its Podcasters Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony and the awards ceremony will be held on Friday, July 31, the night before the first day of the Podcast Movement conference in Dallas.

The Podcasters Hall of Fame will honor six podcasters in its inaugural run of inductees:

  • Adam Curry (Adam is considered by many to have “invented” podcasting along with Dave Winer)
  • Danny Peña (host of Gamertag Radio)
  • Leo Laporte (founder of the TWiT podcasting network)
  • Mur Lafferty (host of I Should Be Writing)
  • Scott Sigler (bestselling author who built a large fandom thru podcasting)
  • Todd Cochrane (host of Geek News Central and founder of RawVoice)

The Academy of Podcasters has nominated ten shows in each of its fifteen award categories. The complete list of shows is too long to post here but the categories are:

  • Business
  • Comedy
  • Entertainment
  • Food & Drink
  • Games & Hobbies
  • Ideas & Education
  • Lifestyle & Health
  • Music & Commentary
  • News & Politics
  • Parenting, Family & Kids
  • Science & Medicine
  • Society & Culture
  • Spirituality & Religion
  • Sports
  • Technology

One nominee will win an award in each category. The categories have five nominees each that have been ranked as the top five in those respective categories on Stitcher, along with five more shows that were selected by “a combination of input from the Academy, the board, and from other podcast rating services.”

Congratulations to the inaugural Hall of Fame inductees and best of luck to all podcasters who’ve been nominated for a Podcasters Academy Award!


This Week in Podcasting Awards News



Podcast Awards logoIt’s been a busy week for news relating to podcasting awards.

First, on Sunday, March 1st, the final slate was announced for the 10th Annual Podcast Awards. Votes now being accepted thru the Podcast Awards website will determine the winning shows in these categories: Peoples Choice, Best Produced, Best Video Podcast, Business, Comedy, Cultural/Arts, Education, Entertainment, Food and Drink, Gaming, General, GLBT, Health/Fitness, Mature, Movies/Films, PodSafe Music, Politics/News, Religion Inspiration, Science, Sports, Technology, and Travel.

Voting for the Podcast Awards will close on Tuesday, March 24th at 9PM Eastern Time. The awards ceremony will take place during this year’s New Media Expo on April 15th in Las Vegas. The ceremony will be hosted by Emily Morse and Dennis Miller. Morse may even take home an award, as her show Sex With Emily is nominated for an award in the Mature category.

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