Podcast Hall of Fame inductees announced; live event set

Podfest Expo and Libsyn today unveiled the 2024 Podcast Hall of Fame Inductees. Launched in 2015, the Podcast Hall of Fame’s mission is to recognize and celebrate the distinguished group of individuals who have made a significant impact on the podcasting industry.

The 6th Podcast Hall of Fame celebrates the outstanding individuals who have left an indelible mark on the podcasting industry. This year’s eight inductees include the following individuals:

  • Adam Carolla, Host, The Adam Carolla Show
  • Aaron Mahnke, Host & Producer, Lore
  • Daniel J. Lewis, Podcasting educator, advocate, and innovator
  • Doug Kaye, Executive Director, The Conversations Network
  • Jesse Thorn, Founder, Maximum Fun
  • Laurie Sims, Former President & Chief Operating Officer, Libsyn
  • Maria Hinojosa, Pulitzer Prize-winning founder of Futuro Media and Host, Latino USA
  • Michael Butler, Host, The Rock and Roll Geek Show

The inductees were voted on by the Hall of Fame Induction Committee, which is composed of current Hall of Fame members; Induction Committee Chairperson Rob Greenlee, a 2017 inductee, who is also the Founder of Spoken Life Media; and Induction Committee Vice Chair Mignon Fogarty, a 2016 inductee, who is the creator and host of the Grammar Girl podcast.

The induction of this class brings the Hall of Fame’s total number of podcasting luminaries to 41.

The live ceremony will take place during Podfest Expo on Friday, January 26, 2024 between 7-9 p.m. ET, at the Wyndham Orlando International Drive in Orlando, FL. The event will also be live-streamed on the Libsyn YouTube page.

The 2024 Podcast Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be hosted by Dr. Drew Pinsky.

Brad Hill