iHeartMedia Announces Nominees for the 2023 iHeartPodcast Awards

Nora Poggi
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iHeartMedia announced the return of the 2023 iHeartPodcast Awards and nominees across all 29 categories. Each year, podcast fans help decide the winner of the coveted 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 has begun and runs through the end of the year. More information and the full list of nominees can be found at iHeart.com/podcast-awards.

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

In addition, the 2023 iHeartPodcast Awards will present Icon Awards to pay tribute to the creators, organizations, and podcasts that have made groundbreaking contributions to podcasting’s expanding role in today’s popular culture. Kara Swisher, widely acclaimed journalist, editor, and podcast host will be honored with the 2023 Pioneer Award.

Dr. Laurie Santos, the host of The Happiness Lab podcast and creator of the free “Psychology and the Good Life” curriculum for high school teachers which teaches students how to live a happy and fulfilling life, and Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, host of the wildly popular mental health podcast, Therapy for Black Girls, whose work focuses on making mental health topics more relevant and accessible for Black women, will both be honored with a 2023 Social Impact Award.

The awards, which aim to honor the best in podcasting throughout 2022 and celebrate the most innovative talent and content creators in the industry, will video stream on Tuesday, March 14, at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on iHeartRadio’s YouTube Channel and Facebook Page, as well as broadcast on select iHeartMedia radio stations across the country and also available everywhere via the iHeartRadio app. The show will be available on demand following the initial stream. 

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