Discover Pods announces the winners of the 2019 Discover Pods Awards

Discover Pods -- the leading podcast blog -- announces the winners of the 2019 Discover Pods Awards recognizing the best podcasts of the year.

Online PR News – 21-November-2019 – Austin, TX – AUSTIN, TX November 21, 2019 -- Discover Pods -- the leading podcast blog -- announces the winners of the 2019 Discover Pods Awards recognizing the best podcasts of the year.

In the third annual Discover Pods Awards, over 20,000 fans voted to ultimately determine the best podcasts in a myriad of categories, awarding 19 podcasts with recognition. Unlike other podcast awards, the Discover Pods Awards aren't led by an inherent bias to any specific network and there's no pay-for-play ulterior motive. Instead, they're led by fans voting for their favorite podcasts.

Taking home the top honors are 99% Invisible for Best Overall Podcast, Dolly Parton's America for Best New Podcast, and Ear Hustle for Most Innovative Podcast.

Discover Pods founder, Kevin Goldberg, says "we're happy to award such deserving podcasts, pushing the medium to produce better quality, more creative, and highly entertaining and informative podcasts."

These awards are specifically intended to recognize the most diverse set of recipients as possible. Goldberg adds, "we strive to showcase the best podcasts of the year while also shining a light a diverse group of podcasts, creators, and genres."

This year's winners are:

Best Overall Podcast

Winner: 99% Invisible
Runner up: Swindled

New Podcast of 2019

Winner: Dolly Parton's America
Runner up: Badvertising

Most Innovative Podcast

Winner: Ear Hustle
Runner up: Encyclopedia Womannica

True Crime Podcast

Winner: Swindled
Runner up: An Arm and a Leg

Sports Podcast

Winner: Sports? With Katie Nolan
Runner up: HORSE

News Podcast

Winner: Wait Wait Don't Tell Me
Runner up: The Daily

Interview Style Podcast

Winner: Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness
Runner up: Ignorance Was Bliss

History Podcast

Winner: History Chicks
Runner up: 1619

Comedy Podcast

Winner: Badvertising
Runner up: All Fantasy Everything

Kids & Family Podcast

Winner: Mirths and Monsters
Runner up: 10 Things That Scare Me

Society & Culture Podcast

Winner: NB: my non-binary life
Runner up: Ear Hustle

TV & Movies Podcast

Winner: Office Ladies
Runner up: Epic Film Guys

Technology & Science Podcast

Winner: Curiosity Daily
Runner up: This Podcast Will Kill You

Audio Drama or Fiction Podcast

Winner: The Magnus Archives
Runner up: The NoSleep Podcast

Business Podcast

Winner: Robinhood Snacks
Runner up: How I Built This

Arts Podcast

Winner: Potterless
Runner up: Bon Appetit Foodcast

Health & Fitness Podcast

Winner: Sex With Emily
Runner up: Disability After Dark

Music Podcast

Winner: Dissect
Runner up: Dolly Parton's America

People's Choice

Winner: And That's Why We Drink
Runner up: Crime in Sports

Discover Pods was founded in 2017 and has grown to become the leading blog about the podcast medium, podcast reviews and recommendations, and tips on how to start a podcast including podcast equipment and podcast microphones.