2019 iHeartRadio Podcast Awards: All The Best Moments
By Taylor Fields
January 19, 2019
Podcasts have become increasing popular to listen to over the last few years, and there truly is a podcast out there for everyone. All of these amazing podcasts were celebrated by iHeartMedia (the No. 1 commercial podcast publisher globally), during the inaugural iHeartRadio Podcast Awards Presented By Capital One® on Friday, January 18th.
Taking home the coveted title of Podcast of the Year was "Slow Burn," which is produced by Slate Plus, and hosted by Leon Neyfakh. The show touches on major political scandals including the impeachment of President Bill Clinton and his controversy with Monica Lewinsky (season two) and the Watergate scandal (season one).
Other winners of the night included Dax Shepard's "Armchair Expert" for Breakout Podcast, Joe Rogan's "The Joe Rogan Experience" for Best Comedy Podcast, Jana Kramer's "Whine Down" for Best Entertainment TV Podcast, and so many others. NPR was also honored with the first-ever iHeartRadio Podcast Pioneer Award.
Take a look at some of the best moments from the first-ever iHeartRadio Podcast Awards below.
NPR was honored with the first-ever Pioneer Award
NPR was honored with the first-ever iHeartRadio Podcast Pioneer Award. The radio network was recognized for being a driving and innovative force in the creation of the podcasting industry with the renowned non-profit multimedia organization's groundbreaking contributions to podcasting's expanding role in today's popular culture. The award was accepted by "Crimetown" & The "RFK Tapes" host Marc Smerling.
"Slow Burn" won the award of the night: Podcast of the Year
Joe Rogan won Best Comedy Podcast and gave his acceptance speech while on vacation.
That's what we call a win/win.
Everyone's favorite, Jonathan Van Ness, won Best LGBTQ Podcast for "Getting Curious" and gave the cutest acceptance speech from his house
Scheduling, ya know?
Not only did Dax Shepard show up on crutches...
(and won Breakout Podcast)
...he hung out with Mike Tyson backstage.
Jana Kramer & her husband Mike Caussin accepted the award for Best Entertainment TV Podcast
Matt & Kim were adorable dancing on stage together before presenting the award for Best Music Podcast
Bobby Bones confirmed he is single while accepting the award for Best Music Podcast
"Slide into my DMs."
Charlamagne was shocked when he found out he won the award for Best Multicultural Podcast
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