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.

Best Podcast

This award honors the most creative and effective use of an editorial podcast.

See previous winners and honorees here.


Club Shay Shay
"Club Shay Shay" is a weekly podcast hosted by Shannon Sharpe, three-time Super Bowl Champion, Pro Football Hall of Famer and co-host of FS1’s flagship program “Skip & Shannon: Undisputed." Each week Sharpe sits down with an athlete, celebrity or entertainer to discuss their career paths and personal journeys. The podcast’s mission is simple: give…
Let's Get Haunted
Let's Get Haunted is an all-female, independent podcast produced, written, and edited completely by two best friends. What began as a hobby with a mere 5,000 streams per month in 2019, has now turned into a loving community of misfits, hellbent on tackling the dark side of the world together, a million streams strong worldwide.  While the su…
As a trusted science brand and the most popular ongoing series of PBS, NOVA's team wanted to bring the science of the headlines into peoples' lives on an ongoing basis. Culminating from the popular video series produced on social media by NOVA (@novapbs) that showed strong social affinity with young audiences toward relevant and current science st…
Red, Blue, and Brady
"Red, Blue, and Brady" ("RBB") was intentionally created as a way to bring survivors, researchers, activists, legislators, and average Americans into conversations surrounding gun violence prevention that were thorough, engaging, rigorous, and transparent. When over 100 Americans a day are killed due to gun violence, and scores more injured, the p…
The Investopedia Express with Caleb Silver
Investopedia’s new podcast, The Investopedia Express, launched in September 2020 with Editor-in-Chief, Caleb Silver as its host. Investopedia’s first foray into audio journalism, the podcast serves as an extension of its 22-year old history of educating and empowering millions of investors around the world. The goal was to create a short, digestib…
Word Matters by Merriam-Webster
For almost 200 years, Merriam-Webster has been the foremost chronicler of the English language in the western hemisphere. Our mission is and always has been to help people better understand how language shapes and is shaped by the world around them, as well as propagate our irrational love of this strange thing we call English. After several ye…


Exchanges at Goldman Sachs Podcast
In an effort to position Goldman Sachs as a thought leader in both the financial industry and in the public discourse, the firm produces a number of recurring content series highlighting insights from Goldman Sachs' economists, researchers, analysts and experts. Exchanges at Goldman Sachs is a twice-weekly podcast produced by Goldman Sachs' in-house cont…
Hello Monday
Hello Monday is a weekly show where LinkedIn News Senior Editor-at-Large Jessi Hempel investigates how the nature of work is changing, and how that work is changing us. We’re asking our guests - and ourselves - the big questions: what does work mean to us? Should we love what we do? How do we make sure we still have jobs tomorrow, and that they’re “good” jo…
Huddle and Flow
Huddle and Flow’s objective is to bring listeners unfiltered, enlightening and entertaining conversations about the important issues involving the NFL both on and off the field. Steve Wyche and Jim Trotter call on their platform and experience as two black men with 40-plus years combined covering the league to inspire ongoing, positive and engaging dialogue…
Ohio DD Talks
Ohio DD talks is a monthly podcast launched in Spring 2020 to create a connection point for Ohioans with disabilities and their families as the COVID-19 pandemic started to rage through the United States. While many organizations were hosting webinars and daily alerts were advising on the updates of the pandemic and how it's affecting communities, the firm …
The Try Pod(s)
The Try Guys have aimed to created a podcast network featuring various personalities with their company of family and friends. During the restrictions of quarantine, the team found creative ways to pivot their production to focus on more accessible forms of digital content, like podcasts! They introduced two new shows to their network, You Can Sit With Us, …

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