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Last year, as audiences shifted from traditional commuting routines to work-from-home realities, podcasters might have understandably had some doubts about the near future of their industry.
But 2021 put all those doubts to rest, as a litany of exciting new podcasts exploded onto the scene, shows of all genres offered much-needed escapes, and substantial investments flooded into the social-audio space.
As Adweek announces its third-annual Podcast of the Year Awards—selected by a jury of industry professionals from hundreds of entries representing podcasts of all sizes—a few common themes are obvious: Building unique communities, being willing to confront today’s cultural challenges and conflicts, and having the tenacity to create compelling content.
Below are all the honorees in this year’s Adweek Podcast of the Year Awards:
Best Agency-Hosted Podcast
Created by: Grey
Host: John Patroulis
After establishing itself as a creative powerhouse for over 100 years, global agency Grey felt compelled to use its voice to share...