2019 Discover Pods Awards Winners

A curated podcast list by CuriosityCody
Creation Date November 23rd, 2019
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Now in its third year, the 2019 Discover Pods Awards is the largest annual fan-voted podcast awards. This year, more than 20,000 votes were counted for the finalists alone. This list contains the winners, podcasts that are all deserving of recognition — and who knows? Maybe you’ll find a new podcast to add to your queue.

Best New Podcast of 2019

In this intensely divided moment, one of the few things everyone still seems to agree on is Dolly Parton—but why? That simple question leads to a deeply personal, historical, and musical rethinking of one of America’s great icons. Join us for a 9-episode journey into the Dollyverse. Hosted by Jad Abumrad, creator of Radiolab and More Perfect. Dolly Parton’s America is co-produced by OSM Audio and WNYC Studios.

Best Overall Podcast

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Design is everywhere in our lives, perhaps most importantly in the places where we've just stopped noticing. 99% Invisible is a weekly exploration of the process and power of design and architecture. From award winning producer Roman Mars. Learn more at 99percentinvisible.org. A proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.

Most Innovative Podcast

Ear Hustle brings you the daily realities of life inside prison shared by those living it, and stories from the outside, post-incarceration. The podcast is a partnership between Nigel Poor, a Bay Area visual artist, and Earlonne Woods, formerly incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison, and was co-founded with former San Quentin resident Antwan Williams. The Ear Hustle team works in the San Francisco Bay Area, both in San Quentin State Prison’s media lab and from offices on the outside, to produce stories that are sometimes difficult, often funny and always honest. Episodes offer a nuanced view of people involved with the American prison system and those reintegrating into society after serving time.

Best True Crime Podcast

Utilizes narrative storytelling, archival audio, and immersive soundscapes to explore true stories of white-collar criminals, con artists, and corporate evil. From corruption and fraud to Ponzi schemes and environmental disasters, these financially motivated crimes have shaped our world in unimaginable ways. All in the name of greed.

Best News Podcast

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NPR's weekly current events quiz. Have a laugh and test your news knowledge while figuring out what's real and what we've made up.

Best Technology & Science Podcast

The award-winning Curiosity Daily podcast from Curiosity.com will help you get smarter about the world around you — every day. In less than 10 minutes, you'll get a unique mix of research-based life hacks, the latest science and technology news, and more. Hosts Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer will help you learn about your mind and body, outer space and the depths of the sea, and how history shaped the world into what it is today.

Best History Podcast

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Two women. Half the population. Several thousand years of history. About an hour.

Best Comedy Podcast

Three friends who know nothing about business or advertising try their best to take your favorite brands and develop ad campaigns to ensure their viral failure.

Best Health & Fitness Podcast

Dr. Emily Morse shares her expertise on sex, relationships and everything in between! Submit your questions to Emily by emailing feedback@sexwithemily.com. For more sexy fun, including blogs, photos, videos or to stream this show, visit sexwithemily.com.

Best Audio Drama or Fiction Podcast

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Make your statement, face your fear. A weekly horror fiction podcast examining what lurks in the archives of the Magnus Institute, an organisation dedicated to researching the esoteric and the weird. Join Jonathan Sims as he explores the archive, but be be warned, as he looks into its depths something starts to look back… New episodes every Thursday produced by Rusty Quill, featuring guest actors, short stories, serial plots and more.

Best Kids & Family Podcast

A family friendly, surreal, informative show that follows CK and his dog Finn...and occasionally Rey the Barry Manilow obsessed cat turns up...as they journey across the globe and sometimes through time, to investigate the real stories behind myths, monsters and more.

Best Society & Culture Podcast

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You might have heard the term non-binary. This is how it feels. Join Caitlin Benedict & Amrou Al-Kadhi as they ask the big questions about gender & identity.

Best TV & Movies Podcast

The Office co-stars and best friends, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey, are doing the ultimate The Office re-watch podcast for you. Each week Jenna and Angela will break down an episode of The Office and give exclusive behind the scene stories that only two people who were there, can tell you.We're not the experts on The Office, you are! If there's anything we missed, or if you have any burning questions you wanted answered about upcoming episodes, please send them to officeladies@earwolf.com with the episode title in the subject line.Follow us on instagram and twitter @officeladiespod and theofficeladies.com

Best Business Podcast

Digestible financial news. Get smarter fast with an entertaining breakdown of our top 3 business stories in 15 minutes. Pairs perfectly with your commute, workout, or morning oatmeal ritual. Hosted by Jack Kramer and Nick Martell.

Best Arts Podcast

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Join Mike Schubert, a grown man reading the Harry Potter series for the first time, as he sits down with HP fanatics to poke fun at plot holes, make painfully incorrect predictions, and rant about how Quidditch is the worst sport ever invented.

Best Music Podcast

Named “Best Podcast of 2018” by The New York Times, Dissect examines a single album per season, forensically dissecting the music, lyrics, and meaning of one song per episode. *Currently dissecting Kendrick Lamar's DAMN. (Season 5).* Past seasons include Flower Boy by Tyler, the Creator (S4), Blonde by Frank Ocean (S3), My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye West (S2), To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar (S1), and Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (MS1).

Best Sports Podcast

Sports? with Katie Nolan is a weekly show about sports and all the things tangentially related to sports. Its friends would describe it as "curious," "fun," and "a podcast." Weekly guests will include sports fans from all sorts of industries: comedy, film, television, science?

Best Interview Style Podcast

A weekly exploration of all the things Jonathan Van Ness (Queer Eye, Gay of Thrones) is curious about. Come on a journey with Jonathan and experts in their respective fields as they get curious about anything and everything under the sun.

People's Choice

Murder and the paranormal finally meet! Grab your wine and milkshakes and join us every Sunday for some chilling ghost stories and downright terrifying true crime stories. The world's a scary place. And that's why we drink!

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