“New Heights” wins Podcast of the Year at iHeartPodcast Awards

This year iHeartPodcasts chose SXSW as the venue for its annual iHeartPodcast Awards. The event was sponsored by insurance company The Hartford.

Twenty-nine award categories were finalized, with New Heights, a sports podcast, winning Podcast of the Year. Podcast celebrity Charlemagne tha God presented the prize, and opened the show. A long list of luminaries participated onstage to bestow the prizes.

Below is the complete winners list, with images from the presentation ceremony.

Podcast of the Year presented by The Hartford:

  • New Heights

Best Business & Finance:

  • How I Built This

Best Comedy:

  • This Is Important

Best Crime:

  • Crime Junkie

Shannon Sharpe

Best Pop Culture:

  • Watch What Crappens

Best Food Podcast Award Presented by Planet Oat:

  • Sporkful

Best Wellness & Fitness:

  • On Purpose with Jay Shetty

Best History:

  • Revisionist History

Best Kids & Family:

    • Good Inside with Dr. Becky

Best Music:

  • Popcast

Simone Boyce and Danielle Robay

Best News:

  • Pivot

Best Fiction:

  • The Mantawauk Caves

Best Sports:

  • Club Shay Shay

Best Science:

  • Radio Lab

Blake Anderson and Adam Devine

Best Technology:

  • Hard Fork

Best Ad Read:

  • SmartLess

Best Overall Host:

  • Laci Mosley (Scam Goddess)

Best Overall Ensemble:

  • New Heights

Best Political:

  • Pod Save America

Best TV & Film:

  • How Did This Get Made?

Best Spanish Language:

  • Leyendas Legendarias

Best Advice / Inspirational:

  • We Can Do Hard Things with Glennon Doyle

Best Beauty & Fashion:

  • Lipstick On The Rim

Best Travel:

  • Atlas Obscura

Best Green:

  • Climate of Change

Best Spirituality & Religion:

  • Woman Evolve with Sarah Jakes Roberts

Best Branded Podcast: 

  • Symptomatic (Novartis)

Best Emerging:

  • The Really Good Podcast with Bobbi Althoff

Best International:

  • The Imperfects (Australia)

Brad Hill