Discover Pods was created by Kevin Goldberg to solve the problem of discoverability. His goal is to create an unbiased medium to discuss established and popular podcasts, new upcoming podcasts, and podcast news. Discover Pods has revealed the 2017 Mt. Rushmore of Podcasting winners.
Discover Pods put out a survey in which one of the questions was: “Which four individuals should be enshrined in the 2017 Mt. Rushmore of Podcasting?” The winners are:
- Sam Sanders – NPR Politics Podcast, It’s Been a Minute
- Roman Mars – Co-founder of Radiotopia, 99% Invisible
- Paul F. Tompkins – The Thrilling Adventure Hour, Comedy Bang Bang, Doug Loves Movies, Pod F. Tompkast, and Spontanionation
- Helen Zaltzman – Podcasters Support Facebook group, Allusionist
The winners of the rest of the categories in the Discover Pods Awards are yet to be determined. You can cast your vote now for your favorites among the podcasts that are finalists. Make sure you cast your vote before December 14, 2017. Each category has several podcasts to chose from.
Some of the categories are:
- Best Overall Podcast 2017
- Best New Podcast of 2017
- Best Individual Podcast Episode
- Most Innovative Podcast
- Desert Island Podcast Award
- People’s Choice
- Best Podcast Production Company
- And more!
Kevin Goldberg is the founder and editor of Discover Pods. The website was created in an effort to improve the discoverability of podcasts. His goal is to create an unbiased medium to discuss established and popular podcasts, new and upcoming podcasts, and podcast news. Discover Pods is calling for nominations for the 2017 Discover Pods Awards.
…There’s been a TON of great podcasts this year, both individual episodes and entire new podcast channels. That’s why we at Discover Pods think it’s only fitting to recognize the greatest of the year.
Different than some other awards out there, this isn’t a money-grab. You don’t need to pay a fee to be nominated. We just want to recognize the best and most popular.
You can nominate your favorite podcast for each of the categories that Discover Pods has selected right now. (The deadline for that is November 17, 2017). All you need to do to nominate podcasts is fill out the form on the Discover Pods website.
The categories includes some you might expect, like “Best New Podcast of 2017” and “Best Overall Podcast 2017”. They also added some unique categories, including “Desert Island Podcast” and “2017 Mount Rushmore Podcast”.
Discover Pods will tally up the nominations and have a final vote, and the finalists will be announced on December 1, 2017. There will be a round of voting after that. The 2017 Discover Pods Award Winners will be announced on December 15, 2017.