The winners of the 2019 Discover Pods Awards have been announced. This is the third year of the awards, and over 20,000 votes were tallied for the finalists alone.
Kevin Goldberg, Founder and Editor of Discover Pods, recommends you bookmark the list of winners and finalists and come back to it when your podcast queue runs dry.
- Best Overall Podcast: 99% Invisible
- New Podcast of 2019: Dolly Parton’s America
- Most Innovative Podcast: Ear Hustle
- True Crime Podcast: Swindled
- Sports Podcast: Sports? With Katie Nolan
- News Podcast: Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me
- Interview Style Podcast: Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness
- History Podcast: History Chicks
- Comedy Podcast: Badvertising
- Kids & Family Podcast: Mirths and Monsters
- Society & Culture Podcast: NB: My non-binary life
- TV & Movies Podcast: Office Ladies
- Technology & Science Podcast: Curiosity Daily
- Audio Drama or Fiction Podcast: The Magnus Archives
- Business Podcast: Robinhood Snacks
- Arts Podcast: Potterless
- Health & Fitness Podcast: Sex With Emily
- Music Podcast: Dissect
- People’s Choice: And That’s Why We Drink
The nomination period for the 2018 Discover Pods Awards will end on October 26, 2018, at 6pm ET. There is still time for you to nominate your favorite podcast by filling out a form on the 2018 Discover Pods Awards website.
Last year, the inaugural Discover Pods Awards, we received over 4,000 nominations and over 6,000 voted on the finalists. S-Town was the big winner taking home four trophies including Best Overall Podcast, Best Podcast Episode, Best New Podcast, and Best True Crime Podcast.
This year, they are adding new categories and changing things up a bit.
Everyone is free to nominate podcasts and episodes. There’s no charge to do so. Ballot stuffing is not allowed. Each email address only gets one nomination form – multiples get automatically deleted. Also, total nominations, while important are only one variable that will determine the finalists.
The Finalists will be announced on November 16, 2018. Discover Pods explains: “Together with a small group of fans and advocates, we’ll sift through the nominations and ultimately determine the podcasts selected for the final round of voting”.
After the Finalists are determined, there will be a Final Voting period starting on November 16, 2018, and ending on December 7, 2018. The 2018 Discover Pods Award Winners will be announced on December 10, 2018.