13th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

The Shorty Awards honor the talented agencies, brands, and industry leaders behind the best and most innovative work on social media and digital channels, campaigns, websites and applications. The early deadline is on December 3rd, 2020.

From the 11th Annual Shorty Awards Best Podcast

Pick a topic, any topic, and there is sure to be a podcast on it. With so many podcasts already out there, and new ones coming to light every day, finding the right podcast for you can be tough. But this list did excellent work in 2018, perking the ears of their listeners for anywhere from a few minutes to several hours.

Are you a brand or agency wanting to be recognized for your work in this field? Enter for Best Branded Podcast for Brands & Organizations.


Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard
“Hi, I’m Dax Shepard, and I love talking to people.” Listening to his podcast Armchair Expert, that much is immediately apparent, as Dax and his co-host Monica Padman have a natural talent for connecting with their guests and having honest conversations with some of the most interesting minds in the world. Thanks to Dax’s clout in the industry (an…
Awards Chatter
People who love showbiz want to know what’s going on behind the scenes. Nowhere is that elusive world made more accessible than on Awards Chatter. This podcast is hosted by The Hollywood Reporter’s Scott Feinberg and features conversations with some of the most fascinating, successful and relevant people in the world of entertainment, from Sacha B…
Last Podcast on the Left
For fans of all things horror, Last Podcast on the Left covers everything from serial killers to UFOs to the Illuminati and cryptids. It’s not all fear inducing as hosts Ben Kissel, Henry Zebrowski and Marcus Parks ease their listeners’ minds through their unique sense of humor. The trio of lifelong friends dive deep down some of the internet’s de…
My Favorite Murder
Stay sexy and don’t get murdered. Seems like solid advice, right? Perhaps the most popular true crime podcast on the scene today, comedians Karen and Georgia rundown prominent murder stories with personality unlike any other. MFM’s devoted fanbase of “Murderinos” are key to their success. Go on the MFM Twitter and Facebook pages and you will find …
Pod Save the People
Pod Save the People is a podcast that investigates topics of social justice, culture, and politics through the eyes of people who are shaping the struggle for equality, hosted by activist Deray Mckesson. Brain food for the politically aware, this podcast is “creating space for conversation about the most important issues of the week,” according to…


Dr. Death
One of the most riveting true crime podcasts of the year, Dr. Death tells the story of Dallas area neurosurgeon, Christopher Duntsch, who was touted to be the go to surgeon for nearly any problem. But when a significant amount of patients begin experiencing complications, that’s where the podcast takes its sinister turn when it’s revealed he has been intent…
How I Built this with Guy Raz
How I Built This with Guy Raz is a podcast for anyone who has ever looked at a product or brand and marveled at how it came came into existence. Produced by NPR, Guy meets the people behind companies that are ubiquitous in our world and leads the conversation from the idea’s initial inception through it’s journey to becoming a functioning company. Companies…
Las Culturistas
One of the top comedy podcasts of 2018, Las Culturistas is the popular outlet for comedians Bowen Yang and Matt Rogers, who are “on an unforgettable journey into the beating heart of CULTURE.” This podcast is about the stars, for the stars, and, of course, by the stars. Featuring popular comedians and social media personalities including Maria Bamford, Jane…
Now What? with Arian Foster
After an athlete’s career comes to an end, many must ask themselves the same difficult question. Now what? Former NFL running back Arian Foster answered that question with his podcast, Now What?. In addition to dropping his debut rap album, Flamingo & Koval, the self proclaimed “Pod God” explores his philosophical and intellectual curiosity through conversa…
Slow Burn
Slate’s Slow Burn is a podcast that helps capture what it felt to live through the most pivotal political moments in recent history, from the people who went through it themselves. After a successful first season that focused on the infamous Watergate Scandal, this year, host Leon Neyfakh tackled a scandal that is fresh in the minds of many Americans: the C…
Still Processing
Jenna Wortham and Wesley Morris host one of the most insightful and popular arts and culture podcasts from the black perspective. Still Processing is the arts and culture podcast from the New York Times, that touches on everything from Aretha Franklin to discussing racism with Asian Americans, to an episode where they “Blaxplain Blaxplaining.” More than any…

About the Shorty Awards

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media.

Millions of people participate in The Shortys to recognize individuals and organizations producing great content on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitch, TikTok, Snapchat, and the rest of the social web.

the 13th annual shorty awards for brands and organizations is open for entries! early deadline on dec 3rd, 2020.