The Best Podcast of 2019 Was…

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The second annual iHeartRadio Podcast Awards were held Friday night in Los Angeles. ABC’s The Dropout, host by Rebecca Jarvis, won the award for Podcast of The Year. Here are all the winners.

The Dropout told the story of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos and how so many bought into Holmes’ vision and how the youngest felmaile billionaire lost it all.

Podcast of the Year: “The Dropout” (ABC News)

Icon Award – Innovator Award, Presented by Zoom: “Life Kit” (NPR)

Icon Award – Audible Audio Pioneer Award: Donald Albright & Payne Lindsey (Tenderfoot TV)

Icon Award – Social Impact Award: “1619” (The New York Times)

Best Crime Podcast: “Man in the Window” (L.A. Times/Wondery)

Best Pop Culture Podcast: “The Breakfast Club” (iHeartRadio)

Best Music Podcast: “Disgraceland” (iHeartRadio)

Best News Podcast: “The Daily” (The New York Times)

Best Sports & Recreation Podcast:“30 For 30” (ESPN)

Best Comedy Podcast: “Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend” (Team Coco & Earwolf)

Best Political Podcast: “Pod Save the People” (Crooked Media)

Best Branded Podcast: “Songland” (NBC)

Best Kids & Family Podcast: “Story Pirates” (Gimlet)

Best Food Podcast: “The Dave Chang Show” (The Ringer & Majordomo Media)

Best Fiction Podcast: “Blackout” (Endeavor Audio & QCODE)

Best Beauty & Fashion Podcast: “Forever35” (Independent)

Best Overall Host – Female: Nora McInerny (American Public Media)

Best Overall Host – Male: Aaron Mahnke (Lore)

Best Business & Finance Podcast: “How I Built This with Guy Raz” (NPR)

Best Green Podcast: “Drilled” (Critical Frequency)

Best Travel Podcast: “Overheard at National Geographic” (National Geographic)

Best Spirituality & Religion Podcast: “On Being with Krista Tippett” (On Being Studios)

Best Advice / Inspirational Podcast: “Why Won’t You Date Me? With Nicole Byer” (HeadGum)

Best TV & Film Podcast: “How Did This Get Made?” (Earwolf)

Best Spanish-Language Podcast: “Radio Ambulante” (NPR)

Best Ad Read Podcast: “Conan O’ Brien Needs A Friend” (Team Coco & Earwolf)

Best Science Podcast: “Hidden Brain” (NPR)

Best Technology Podcast: “Reply All” (Gimlet)

Best Wellness & Fitness Podcast: “Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel” (Esther Perel Global Media/Gimlet)

Best History Podcast: “Revisionist History” (Pushkin Industries)

 

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