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Nominees For the 2023 iHeartPodcast Awards Revealed

iHeartMedia Podcast Network
iHeartMedia Podcast Network

iHeartMedia has announced the return of 2023 iHeartPodcast Awards and nominees across all 29 categories. The awards, which will honor the best in podcasting throughout 2022 and celebrate talent and content creators in the industry, will video stream on Tuesday, March 14 at 9pm ET/6pm PT on iHeartRadio's YouTube Channel and Facebook Page, as well as broadcast on select iHeartMedia radio stations. The show will also be available on demand following the initial stream.

Nominees across categories include podcasts from all creators, distributors and platforms with a judging panel composed of podcast industry leaders, creatives and visionaries who will determine the winners in categories including entertainment, comedy, crime, news, sports, food, business and more, including a new category, Best Overall Ensemble.

Each year, podcast fans help decide the winner of the Podcast of the Year award by socially voting on Twitter. This year's nominees include "Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend," "Crime Junkie," "Fly On The Wall with Dana Carvey and David Spade," "Las Culturistas," "Love and Noraebang," "Maintenance Phase," "Morbid," "On Purpose with Jay Shetty," "Scam Goddess" and "SmartLess." Voting will begin Thursday and run through the end of the year. More information can be found at iHeart.com/podcast-awards.

"We continue to see tremendous growth in the podcast industry, as this medium explodes with new creators and brand interest alike," said iHeartMedia's Digital Audio Group CEO Conal Byrne. "To celebrate the most noteworthy, innovative storytellers in podcasting, we are proud to host the signature event to honor this creativity and empower new and emerging voices around the world."

The full 2023 category nominees (in alphabetical order) are:

Podcast Of The Year

  • "Conan O'Brien Needs A Friend"
  • "Crime Junkie"
  • "Fly On The Wall with Dana Carvey and David Spade"
  • "Las Culturistas"
  • "Love and Noraebang"
  • "Maintenance Phase"
  • "Morbid"
  • "On Purpose with Jay Shetty"
  • "Scam Goddess"
  • "SmartLess"
New! Best Overall Ensemble:
  • "Best Friends with Nicole Byer & Sasheer Zamata"
  • "Conan O'Brian Needs a Friend"
  • "Just Between Us"
  • "Let's Make a Sci-Fi!"
  • "SmartLess"
Best Business & Finance Podcast:
  • "Earn Your Leisure"
  • "How I Built This"
  • "Odd Lots"
  • "Planet Money"
  • "The Indicator"
Best Comedy Podcast:
  • "Distractible"
  • "Las Culturistas"
  • "SmartLess"
  • "The Read"
  • "Why Won't You Date Me"
Best Crime Podcast:
  • "Believe Her"
  • "Crime Junkie"
  • "Morbid"
  • "Scam Goddess"
  • "Sympathy Pains"
Best Pop Culture Podcast:
  • "Decoder Ring"
  • "Keep It"
  • "The Video Archives with Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avery"
  • "Vibe Check"
  • "Watch What Crappens"
Best Food Podcast:
  • "Naked Lunch"
  • "Proof"
  • "Recipe Club"
  • "The Dave Chang Show"
  • "The Sporkful"
Best Wellness & Fitness Podcast:
  • "Huberman Lab"
  • "HypochondriActor"
  • "Maintenance Phase"
  • "Ten Percent Happier"
  • "Therapy For Black Girls"
Best History Podcast:
  • "Dan Carlin's Hardcore History"
  • "History Daily"
  • "Noble Blood"
  • "You Must Remember This"
  • "You're Wrong About"
Best Kids & Family Podcast:
  • "Brains On!"
  • "Good Inside with Dr. Becky"
  • "Greeking Out from National Geographic Kids"
  • "Story Pirates"
  • "Wow In The World"
Best Music Podcast:
  • "Broken Record"
  • "Drink Champs"
  • "Listening"
  • "Questlove Supreme"
  • "Song Exploder"
Best News Podcast:
  • "Morning Wire"
  • "Pod Save America"
  • "The Daily"
  • "Today Explained"
  • "Up First"
Best Fiction Podcast:
  • "Blood Thirsty Hearts"
  • "Echo Park"
  • "Love and Noraebang"
  • "Princess of South Beach"
  • "Welcome To Night Vale"
Best Sports Podcast:
  • "All The Smoke"
  • "The Bill Simmons Podcast"
  • "The Draymond Green Show"
  • "The Fantasy Footballers"
  • "The Lowe Post"
Best Science Podcast:
  • "Huberman Lab"
  • "Invisibilia"
  • "Ologies with Alie Ward"
  • "Radiolab"
  • "Science Vs"
Best Technology Podcast:
  • "20000 Hertz"
  • "Darknet Diaries"
  • "On With Kara Swisher"
  • "Pivot"
  • "Reply All"
Best Ad Read Podcast:
  • "Conan O'Brien Needs A Friend"
  • "My Brother, My Brother, and Me"
  • "Office Ladies"
  • "Unlocking Us with Brene Brown"
  • "Why Won't You Date Me with Nicole Byer"
Best Overall Host:
  • Ashley Flowers
  • Jay Shetty
  • Kara Swisher
  • Nicole Byer
  • Sarah Marshall
Best Political Podcast:
  • "Here's Where It Gets Interesting"
  • "NPR Politics Podcast"
  • "Pod Save America"
  • "The Ben Shapiro Show"
  • "The Daily Zeitgeist"
Best TV & Film Podcast:
  • "Fake Doctors, Real Friends"
  • "Films to be Buried With"
  • "How Did This Get Made?"
  • "Into It"
  • "Watch What Crappens"
Best Spanish Language Podcast:
  • "Ciudad Mágica"
  • "Crónicas Obscuras"
  • "Escuela Secreta"
  • "Idolo"
  • "Leyendas Legendarias"
Best Advice & Inspirational Podcast:
  • "Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People"
  • "Chiquis and Chill"
  • "I Weigh with Jameela Jamil"
  • "On Purpose with Jay Shetty"
  • "We Can Do Hard Things with Glennon Doyle"
Best Beauty & Fashion Podcast:
  • "Add to Cart"
  • "Forever35"
  • "Natch Beaut"
  • "POOG"
  • "Pretty Basic"
Best Travel Podcast:
  • "Atlas Obscura"
  • "Behind The Baller Podcast with Ben Baller"
  • "Not Lost"
  • "Travel with Rick Steves"
  • "Women Who Travel"
Best Green Podcast:
  • "Climate of Change with Cate Blanchett and Danny Kennedy"
  • "Climate One"
  • "Hot Take"
  • "Living on Earth"
  • "TED Climate"
Best Spirituality & Religion Podcast:
  • "Awakened Underground"
  • "Heart Wisdom with Jack Kornfield"
  • "May I Elaborate? Daily Wisdom from JB Smoove"
  • "On Being"
  • "The Joel Osteen Podcast"
Best Branded Podcast:
  • "Force Multiplier"
  • "Hazlo Por La Chela"
  • "Inside Trader Joes"
  • "Now What's Next?"
  • "Smart Talks with IBM"
Best Emerging Podcast:
  • "MrBallen Podcast: Strange, Dark & Mysterious Stories"
  • "Significant Others"
  • "Sounds Like A Cult"
  • "The Video Archives Podcast"
  • "TV, I Say with Ashley Ray"
Best International Podcast:
  • "British Villains" (UK)
  • "El Viaje" (Mexico)
  • "Feu de Camp" (France)
  • "La Mia Smemo" (Italy)
  • "RedHanded" (UK)

The 2023 iHeartPodcast Awards is part of iHeartMedia's roster of nationally recognized events including the iHeartRadio Music Awards, the iHeartRadio Music Festival, the nationwide iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Concert Tour, iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina, iHeartCountry Festival, iHeartRadio ALTer Ego and iHeartRadio Wango Tango.


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