THE 14TH ANNUAL SHORTY AWARDS

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media and digital. View this season's finalists!

Special Project

Special Project NEW!

From the 8th Annual Shorty Awards Best Podcast

Whether they’re talking startups, interviewing celebrities, or talking about cult TV shows, podcasts come in all shapes and sizes. So, what takes an average podcast and makes it rank higher than the rest? Communication. Some of the top podcasts today are taking to the little blue bird, Facebook, and YouTube to chat with their fans, get feedback, and keep their ears out for leads and interesting stories.

Nominees

finalist
Another Round
BuzzFeed’s Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton host Another Round, discussing “everything from race, gen…
finalist
Black Girls Talking
Gather four black girls together and get them talking about the representation of people of color, …
winner
Ear Biscuits
Ear Biscuits hosts Rhett and Link say the purpose of the podcast is to “have an interesting convers…
Gilmore Guys
Demi Adejuyigbe and Kevin Porter are the guys behind the Gilmore Guys podcast—just two guys talking…
Men in Blazers
Michael Davies and Roger Bennett continue to believe that soccer is the next great American sport, …
finalist
Nerdist
Nerdist is a weekly podcast hosted by resident nerd Chris Hardwick and his two friends Jonah Ray an…
finalist
Not Too Deep with Grace Helbig
Just like its title promises, Not Too Deep with Grace Helbig is an interview podcast “that is more …
Planet Money
No one ever likes to talk about money, which is why Planet Money made talking about money fun for i…
finalist
Radiolab
Radiolab is public radio channel WNYC’s answer to a podcast covering any topic that makes its viewe…
Reply All
Reply All is Gimlet’s podcast for discussing how the internet shapes people, and people shape the i…
Startup
Gimlet’s podcast Startup is a series that focuses on one topic of business per season. Season 1 was…
WTF with Marc Maron
Marc Maron is a longtime standup comedian who also hosts his own podcast WTF with Marc Maron. Marc …