2018 PopCon Podcast Award Winners

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Creation Date February 6th, 2020
Updated Date Updated June 14th, 2020
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In 2018, PopCon continued the 2nd Annual Podcast Awards allowing Podcasters from around the world to submit their shows for free. Submit for the 2020 PopCon Podcast Awards here: https://popcon.us/2020/podcast-awards/
  1. 2018 Smithie Award Winner for Podcasting Excellence

  2. The podcast where pop culture meets suicide prevention!
  1. 2018 Art/Music Winner

  2. The On The Radar Podcasts that features interviews and studio performances from acts coming to, through, and from the greater Midwestern areas.  Hosted by Christopher "Peapod" Daher and recorded and produced out of Northwest Ohio with area recording studios.
  1. 2018 Audio Drama Winner

  2. Join host Miriam Felton for interviews and chat about fiber breeds, yarn construction, dye processes as well as knitting, crochet, and all other fibery pursuits.
  1. 2018 Comedy Winner

  2. A podcast for geeks, artists and terrible people: The Conversation Hat is a bizarre, comedy romp through the arts, philosophy and culture. Conversation topics are chosen at random from The Hat. Based in Cambridge, UK, hosts Ben & Liam invite guests from the creative industries to tackle the big questions in life: What is your favourite question? Do puppies have Christmas? When will the aliens invade? Hosted by Ben Pierson and Liam Taylor; Edited by Laura Elmer; additional music by Liam Taylor and Si Pettit.
  1. 2018 Comics Winner

  2. Home to the unofficial podcast about both the CW’s The Flash and Arrow. Hosted by Zack and Phil. Episode recaps, news, analysis and predictions are all discussed on this weekly show.
  1. 2018 Family Winner

  2. Home to the unofficial family podcast about ABC’s Once Upon a Time. Hosted by Molly (age 7), and her parents, Martha and Rob. Episode recaps, news, analysis and predications are all discussed on this weekly show. Please rate us and subscribe to help more fans find our show. Learn more, contact us, and check out our other podcasts at www.southgatemediagroup.com.
  1. 2018 Food & Beverage Winner

  2. Restaurateur Ed Rudisell chats with movers and shakers in the beer, liquor, and hospitality industry. These casual conversations offer a unique glimpse into a world not often seen by those on the outside.
  1. 2018 Gaming Winner

  2. Shapeshift is an actual play podcast chronicling the transformation of a player into a GM. Amber is a veteran ttrpg player who decided it was time to try her hand at GMing. Join her on a journey into gaining GM perspectives, insights, and experience. It’s time to level up!
  1. 2018 LGBT Winner

  2. Jaison Gardner and Dr. Kaila Story talk race, gender, and LGBTQ issues, from politics to pop culture. A new episode every week, from Louisville Public Media. +
  1. 2018 Misc. Winner

  2. The Drink Culture Podcast highlights the stories of entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and creators who are shaping the culture of Indianapolis. Our mission is to inspire and strengthen communities through storytelling. Listeners will drink in the culture of Indianapolis through the stories we share and find new ways to engage with the city we call home. Take a sip, press play, and join us on our journey to drink deep of the culture that surrounds us.
  1. 2018 Pop Culture Winner

  2. Three guys talking about movies, tv and comic culture.
  1. 2018 News Winner

  2. Hum V, Ill Ran, and Dj talk about everything between current events, social commentary, and hip hop
  1. 2018 Religion Winner

  2. A podcast exploring the concepts of faith, religion, and world news from the perspective of secular and religious hosts.
  1. 2018 Sci-Fi Winner

  2. Charles Skaggs & Jesse Jackson are your guides to Doctor Who, the world's longest-running SF series. All of time and space...Where do you wanna start?
  1. 2018 Sports Winner

  2. If you've always wanted to know what the real story was behind some of wrestling's biggest moments, Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard will finally give you the real answer. A terrific storyteller, Bruce has done and seen it all and now he's going to share it all with you so sit back and be ready for a wild ride! Join Bruce and his partner in crime, Conrad Thompson as they take you through the WWF's expansion in the 80s, Houston Wrestling, the challenging early 90s for the WWF, the GWF, the Monday Night War, the 2000s in WWE and TNA and so much more! Jump in Brother Love's DeLorean and go back in time as Bruce and Conrad pull back the curtain and take you inside some of wrestling's most outrageous, controversial and fascinating moments. Exclusively on Westwood One Podcast Network, Fridays at 12pm Eastern.
  1. 2018 Tech Winner

  2. EDGE of the Web is a weekly digital marketing podcast discussing all things in Digital Marketing: SEO, Social Media, Content Marketing and more. Host Erin Sparks discusses the latest news and trends in the digital marketing industry as well as interviews with some of the top names in marketing. Visit our website at edgeofthewebradio.com to see all of our past shows and videos.
  1. 2018 TV/Movie Winner

  2. A deep dive into the classic cult movies of all time. Relive the funny, powerful, and ridiculous moments of each of these films as we wrap up each discussion with a rating on whether you should see this movie.
  1. 2018 Best Editing and Mixing Winner

  2. A sketch comedy podcast
  1. 2018 Best SFX Winner

  2. Explore the far reaches of the world’s horrors in the audio drama podcast The White Vault. Follow the collected records of a repair team sent to Outpost Fristed in the vast white wastes of Svalbard and unravel what lies waiting in the ice below. This Fool and Scholar production is intended for mature audiences.

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