Podcast lovers, we’ve got massive news for you! We’re beyond excited to announce that iHeartRadio will be hosting the first-ever major podcast awards show, the iHeartRadio Podcast Awards Presented By Capital One®! From morning commutes to nights spent in a laundromat, podcasts make our lives better, and it’s about time our favorite hosts and creators get a night of celebrity treatment! We’re pulling out all the stops for this breakthrough event hosted by Holly Frey from Stuff You Missed in History Class, Charlamagne Tha God from The Brilliant Idiots and The Breakfast Club, and Bobby Bones from Country radio and Bobbycast. The show’s coming to the iHeartRadio Theater Los Angeles on January 18, so mark your calendars!
Every genre will be represented, with categories ranging from Health & Fitness to Most Bingeable, and get ready to pick your favorites, because fans get to choose 17 of the 22 winning podcasts by voting on Instagram, Twitter or via the website iHeartPodcastAwards.com.
The winners of the remaining five categories, Podcast of the Year, Breakout Podcast, Best Branded Podcast, Best Social Impact from Podcast/Host and Podcast Innovator Award, will be chosen by a panel of podcast industry leaders, including Frey, Josh Clark host of Stuff You Should Know, Marc Smerling host of Crimetown, Jake Brennan, host of Disgraceland and more! Presenters include other fan-favorites like Payne Lindsay, from Up & Vanished, Aaron Mahnke from Lore, and many others!
Want to be there in person? Users that vote through iHeartPodcastAwards.com are automatically entered to win a trip to attend the iHeartRadio Podcast Awards Presented By Capital One®! Can’t make it to LA? Catch the live stream hosted by Mario Lopez!
Check out the full list of nominees at iHeartRadio.com/PodcastAwards listen up, and Go VOTE!