Here Are 2021's Adweek Podcast of the Year Winners

In a year of audio innovation and growth, these shows, personalities and companies stood out to our jury

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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.

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