13th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

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From the 12th Annual Shorty Awards Best Podcaster

Whatever you’re interested in, there is certainly a podcast on that topic. From sports to gaming to news to pop-culture to tech and beyond, podcasts enable us to dive deeper into our passions and stay up to date on the world around us. These 12 podcasts kept their listeners listening, standing out above all the other podcasts out there.

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Conan O'Brien
Conan O’Brien has been a staple of television since many of us can remember, working with hit shows like SNL and The Simpsons before launching his own late night career. In late 2018, he started his own podcast, using the platform as an excuse to befriend celebrities in Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend. The show became an instant hit, as he’s had some…
Gaby Dunn
Writer, comedian, and activist Gaby Dunn hosts the essential Bad with Money podcast, which covers her thoughts on "feelings, finance, and the f*cking system." With a touch of humor and a righteous fury, she has taken her own money troubles and used them to address how money and social justice intersect. The result is equal parts insightful and wil…
Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey
Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey, aka Pam and Angela from the hit series The Office, launched a podcast where they break down episodes for fans. Launching late in 2019, Office Ladies was an instant hit thanks to the devoted following of the late 00’s show, instantly shooting to the top of the charts. The series is still new, but already 2020 is loo…
Marques Brownlee, known online as MKBHD, is a technology guru with his finger on the tech pulse. Known foremost for his YouTube channel, where he reviews new technology for an audience of 10M+ subscribers, Marques launched a new podcast titled Waveform: A MKBHD Podcast to give his gadget-loving fans more options to learn and engage. A web producer…
Nikole Hannah-Jones
Nikole Hannah-Jones is the award-winning investigative journalist and key contributor to the "1619 Project," a historical recokoning with the long shadow of American slavery. As the podcast host, Nikole told a gutting and essential story of American race relations from the arrival of the first slave ship 400 years ago until now. She’s also the co-…


Bill Simmons
Bill Simmons is a leading sportswriter and the host of the hit Bill Simmons Podcast, featuring his signature blend of pop-culture and and sports. As the creator of popular website and media network The Ringer, Bill is one of the leading voices for a new generation of sports fans. Bill is known for his esoteric pop culture references and hot takes, which he …
Jack Wagner & Brandon Wardell
This podcast is for the extremely online, by the extremely online. Twitter-famous comedians Jack Wagner and Brandon Wardell are fully immersed in eccentric, left-field online meme culture. Their twice-weekly podcast Yeah, But Still is a free form comedy spree that touches on everything internet weirdness. Initially launched in late 2017, Yeah, But Still has…
Jon Lovett
Speechwriter for Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, screenwriter for HBO’s The Newsroom, and founder of Crooked Media, Jon Lovett has an in-depth knowledge of how the political world works from behind the curtain. As a co-host on Pod Save America, he gives his audience of millions a glimpse into how the big decisions are made. Since launching in 2017, the po…
Kid Fury and Crissle
For years, Kid Fury and Crissle have been your favorite source for throwing shade, spilling hot tea and everything culture. Their podcast The Read is widely listened to by an audience of young, pop culture savvy listeners, thanks in large part to their keen social commentary. In an exciting move, the duo brought their podcast chops to the small screen on Fu…
Mo Rocca
Mobituaries is a podcast hosted by former Daily Show correspondent and humorist Mo Rocca, who has brought his personal love of obituaries to the masses. with surprisingly heartfelt results. In each episode, Mo digs deep into his subject’s past, going beyond the standard condolences and tapping into the humanity of this person lost. Along the way, he introdu…
Ramona Shelburne
"A story of basketball, scandal and power in Los Angeles," audio series The Sterling Affairs is a gripping journey through the storied career of ex-LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling. Produced by 30 for 30 Podcasts in association with The Undefeated and hosted by ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne, this series became an overnight sensation with its hard-hitting journal…

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