2019 iHeartRadio Podcast Awards: Full List of Winners

By Nicole Mastrogiannis

January 19, 2019

2019 iHeartRadio Podcast Awards Winners

Over the last few years, podcasts have become increasing popular to listen to, as there really 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®.

The first-ever iHeartRadio Podcast Awards recognized podcasts in over 20 categories including True Crime, Comedy, Music, Health, History, Entertainment, and more. Taking home the coveted title of Podcast of the Year was "Slow Burn," 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. 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 NPR's Head of Programming Anya Grundmann.

2019 iHeartRadio Podcast Awards Nominees & Winners:

Podcast of the Year:

"Atlanta Monster"

"The Daily"

"Dirty John"

"The Habitat"

"Dan Carlin's Hardcore History"

"The Joe Rogan Experience"

"Radiolab"

"Serial"

"Slow Burn"- WINNER

"Stuff You Should Know"


Best Business Podcast:

"Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran"

"Business Wars"

"The GaryVee Audio Experience"

"How I Built This with Guy Raz"

"Planet Money"

"RISE Podcast" - WINNER


Best Comedy Podcast:

"2 Dope Queens"

"Anna Faris Is Unqualified"

"The Brooklyn Boys Podcast"

"Monday Morning Podcast"

"The Joe Rogan Experience" - WINNER

"WTF with Marc Maron"


Best Crime Podcast:

"Atlanta Monster"

"Crimetown"

"Criminal"

"Dirty John"

"In The Dark"

"Up And Vanished" - WINNER


Best Food Podcast:

"Burnt Toast"

"Gastropod"

"House of Carbs"

"The Kitchen Sisters Present"

"Sips, Suds, & Smokes" - WINNER

"The Sporkful"


Best Entertainment TV Podcast:

"Bachelor Party"

"Inside Jaws"

"Movie Crush"

"Pop Culture Happy Hour"

"Whine Down with Jana Kramer" - WINNER

"You Must Remember This"


Best Curiosity Podcast:

"99% Invisible"

"Radiolab"

"Revisionist History"

"StarTalk Radio"

"Stuff To Blow Your Mind"

"Stuff You Should Know" - WINNER


Best Health & Fitness Podcast:

"10% Happier with Dan Harris"

"Almost 30 Podcast"

"The goop Podcast"

"Mental Illness Happy Hour"

"Sleep With Me" - WINNER

"TEDTalks Health"


Best History Podcast:

"Dan Carlin's Hardcore History" - WINNER

"Lore"

"Revisionist History"

"The RFK Tapes"

"Slow Burn"

"Stuff You Missed in History Class"


Best Kids & Family Podcast:

"Pants on Fire"

"Reading With Your Kids"

"Stories Podcast"

"Story Pirates"

"Wow in the World" - WINNER

"Young Ben Franklin"


Best LGBTQ Podcast:

"Dumb, Gay Politics"

"Food 4 Thot"

"Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness" - WINNER

"The Heart"

"Nancy"

"Throwing Shade"


Most Bingeable Podcast:

"Atlanta Monster"

"Dr. Death" - WINNER

"Serial"

"Slow Burn"

"Stuff You Should Know"

"This American Life"


Best Multicultural Podcast:

"2 Dope Queens"

"The Breakfast Club" - WINNER

"Latina Rebels Radio"

"The Nod"

"Radio Ambulante"

"The Read"


Best Music Podcast:

"All Songs Considered"

"Bobbycast" - WINNER

"Cocaine & Rhinestones: The History of Country Music"

"Disgraceland"

"Song Exploder"

"Turned Up"


Best News Podcast:

"The Ben Shapiro Show" - WINNER

"Caliphate"

"The Daily"

"Pod Save America"

"Today, Explained"

"Up First"


Best Scripted Podcast:

"A Very Fatal Murder"

"Alice Isn't Dead"

"The Control Group"

"Mission To Zyxx"

"Welcome to Night Vale"

"Wolverine: The Long Night" - WINNER


Best Sports Podcast:

"30 For 30 Podcasts"

"Against All Odds with Cousin Sal"

"The Bill Simmons Podcast"

"Footballers: Fantasy Football Podcast" - WINNER

"The Herd with Colin Cowherd"

"Pardon My Take"


Best Science & Tech Podcast:

"Crazy/Genius"

"WSJ The future of Everything"

"Note to Self"

"Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher"

"Reply All" - WINNER

"TechStuff"


Breakout Podcast:

"Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard" - WINNER

"Atlanta Monster"

"Dirty John"

"Dr. Death"

"Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness"

"Happy Face"

"The Habitat"

"Sandra"

"Slow Burn"

"The Wilderness"


Best Branded Podcast:

"#LipStories" (Sephora)

"Closer than They Appear" (Jetty)

"DTR - The Official Tinder Podcast" (Tinder) - WINNER

"The Future According to Now" (Fidelity Investments)

"Hackable?" (McAfee)

"Inside Trader Joe's" (Trader Joe's)

"IRL: Online Life Is Real Life" (Mozilla)

"Spit" (23&Me)

"Trained" (NIKE)

"You Can't Make this up" (Netflix)


Best Social Impact Podcast:

"Ear Hustle" - WINNER

"Impact Boom"

"On Being"

"Stanford Social Innovation Review"

"Tiny Spark"

"Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom"


Podcast Pioneer Award: NPR

Podcast Innovator Award: Marc Smerling 

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