The Podcasts that Won the 2017 Webby Awards

The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the internet. It was established in 1996. The Webbys is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Science (IADAS) – a 2000+ member judging body. The Webbys now honor Film & Video, Advertising, Media &PR, Social, Mobile Sites & Apps, and Podcasts & Digital Audio.

Here are the podcasts that won 2017 Webby Awards and/or People’s Voice awards:

Arts & Culture

  • Webby Winner + People’s Voice: Still Processing (The New York Times)
  • People’s Voice: Stuff You Should Know (How Stuff Works)

Best Host

  • Webby Winner: Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People (Earwolf/Midroll)
  • People’s Voice: 99% Invisible (PRX/Radiotopia)

Best Individual Episode

  • Webby Winner: “Is the Internet Being Ruined?” – Freakonomics Radio (WNYC)
  • People’s Voice: Revisionist History With Malcolm Gladwell (Panoply)

Best Sound Design/Original Music Score

  • Webby Winner: Secrets, Crimes & AudioTape: Wait Wait Don’t Kill Me Series (Wondery)
  • People’s Voice: Undisclosed: The Music (Undisclosed, LLC)

Best Writing

  • Webby Winner: How to Be A Girl (Independent)
  • People’s Voice: Stuff You Missed in History Class (HowStuffWorks)


  • Webby Winner: The Hilarious World of Depression (American Public Media)
  • People’s Voice: The Last Podcast on the Left (Cave Comedy Radio)


  • Webby Winner: The Kitchen Sisters Present (The Kitchen Sisters)
  • People’s Voice: Missing Richard Simmons (First Look Media)


  • Webby Winner + People’s Voice: Homecoming (Gimlet Media)

Interview/Talk Show

  • Webby Winner + People’s Voice: Another Round (BuzzFeed)


  • Webby Winner: Women of the Hour (Pineapple Street Media/Lenny Letter)
  • Webby Winner + People’s Voice: Sporkful (Stitcher)

News and Information

  • Webby Winner: Voting Rights – And Wrongs (Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting)
  • People’s Voice: FiveThirtyEight Politics Podcast (FiveThirtyEight)


  • Webby Winner + People’s Voice: Masterpiece Studio (Masterpiece on PBS, WGBH)

Science & Education

  • Webby Winner: Hidden Brain (NPR)
  • People’s Voice: Waking Up with Sam Harris (Four Elephants Media)


  • Webby Winner + People’s Voice: The Bill Simmons Podcast By The Ringer (The Ringer)


  • Webby Winner: Leo Laporte Talks With Edward Snowden’s Lawyer (TWIT)
  • People’s Voice: Codebreaker (Marketplace)