iHeartPodcast Awards 2024: See The Full List Of Winners

iHeartPodcast Awards 2024

The 2024 iHeartPodcast Awards presented by The Hartford honored some of the biggest podcasts in the world.

On Monday, March 11, the iHeartPodcast Awards were held live from the SXSW Conference and Festivals in Austin, Texas at the Fairmont Hotel. Creators, organizations and others were recognized for their contributions to the podcast industry. Pulitzer-Prize winning reporter and producer Maggie Freleng and Lava for Good CEO who works with The Innocence Project Jason Flom were honored with the 2024 Social Impact Award Presented By Audible for their work on the podcast “Wrongful Conviction.” Meanwhile, Jonathan Goldstein, an audio industry veteran, author and podcast host of "Heavyweight," received the 2024 Pioneer Award.

The podcast "Rotten Mango" also received the Innovator Award Presented By YouTube. The Innovator Award honors the groundbreaking voices in podcasting. Of course, fans eagerly waited to find out who would take home Podcast of the Year after they voted last month. This year's nominees were “Crime Junkie,” “The Daily,” “My Favorite Murder,” “New Heights,” “Normal Gossip,” “On Purpose with Jay Shetty,” “The Retrievals,” “Scamanda,” “SmartLess” and “Wiser Than Me with Julia Louis-Dreyfus.”

See all the winners of the 2024 iHeartPodcast Awards presented by The Hartford in bold below.

Pioneer Award

Jonathan Goldstein of "Heavyweight" - WINNER

Innovator Award Presented by YouTube

"Rotten Mango" - WINNER

Social Impact Award Presented By Audible

Maggie Freleng & Jason Blom of "Wrongful Convictions" - WINNER

Podcast of the Year presented by The Hartford:

  • Crime Junkie
  • The Daily
  • My Favorite Murder
  • New Heights - WINNER
  • Normal Gossip
  • On Purpose with Jay Shetty
  • The Retrievals
  • Scamanda
  • SmartLess
  • Wiser Than Me with Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Best Business & Finance:

  • Direct Deposit
  • How I Built This - WINNER
  • MoneyWatch with Jill Schlesinger
  • Networth & Chill with Your Rich BFF
  • Planet Money

Best Comedy:

  • Baby, This is Keke Palmer
  • Handsome
  • SmartLess
  • This Is Important - WINNER
  • Why Won't You Date Me

Best Crime:

  • Crime Junkie - WINNER
  • The Girlfriends
  • The Retrievals
  • Scamanda
  • Something Was Wrong

Best Pop Culture:

  • Las Culturistas
  • I've Had It
  • Just B with Bethenny Frankel
  • Search Engine
  • Watch What Crappens - WINNER

Best Food Podcast Award Presented by Planet Oat:

  • Cereal Killers
  • Hungry for History
  • Recipe Club
  • The Splendid Table
  • Sporkful - WINNER

Best Wellness & Fitness:

  • Huberman Lab
  • Maintenance Phase
  • The Mel Robbins Podcast
  • On Purpose with Jay Shetty - WINNER
  • Therapy For Black Girls

Best History:

  • Mobituaries with Mo Rocca
  • Revisionist History - WINNER
  • Slow Burn
  • Throughline
  • You're Wrong About

Best Kids & Family:

  • Good Inside with Dr. Becky - WINNER
  • Kids Short Stories with Mr. Jim
  • Sound Detectives
  • Story Pirates
  • The Suga

Best Music:

  • Disgraceland
  • Million Dollaz Worth of Game
  • Popcast - WINNER
  • Questlove Supreme
  • Song Exploder

Best News:

  • The Daily
  • Pivot - WINNER
  • Pod Save America
  • Today Explained
  • Up First

Best Fiction:

  • Ad Lucem
  • Full Body Chills
  • The Mantawauk Caves - WINNER
  • Radio Rental
  • The Space Within

Best Sports:

  • Around The NFL
  • Club Shay Shay - WINNER
  • The Dan Le Batard Show
  • New Heights
  • Pardon My Take

Best Science:

  • Hidden Brain
  • Inner Cosmos
  • Ologies
  • Radio Lab - WINNER
  • StarTalk

Best Technology:

  • All-In
  • Hard Fork - WINNER
  • Lex Fridman Podcast
  • TED Radio Hour
  • Vergecast

Best Ad Read:

  • Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend
  • Heavyweight
  • How Did This Get Made?
  • Say More with Dr. Sheila
  • SmartLess - WINNER

Best Overall Host:

  • Joe Budden (The Joe Budden Podcast)
  • Jonathan Goldstein (Heavyweight)
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Wiser Than Me)
  • Laci Mosley (Scam Goddess) - WINNER
  • Nicole Byer (Why Won’t You Date Me?)

Best Overall Ensemble:

  • The 85 South Show
  • Handsome
  • New Heights - WINNER
  • SmartLess
  • Today, Explained

Best Political:

  • The Ben Shapiro Show
  • CNN Inside Politics
  • Countdown with Keith Olbermann
  • NPR Politics Podcast
  • Pod Save America - WINNER

Best TV & Film:

  • Drama Queens
  • Films to be Buried With
  • Give Them Lala w/ Lala Kent
  • How Did This Get Made? - WINNER
  • Pop Culture Happy Hour

Best Spanish Language:

  • La Brega
  • Cassettes
  • Duolingo Spanish
  • Leyendas Legendarias - WINNER
  • Transportista: Who Murdered Captain Coral? (Spanish version)

Best Advice / Inspirational:

  • Getting Curious
  • Dear Chelsea
  • Michelle Obama: The Light Podcast
  • This Keeps Happening with Vienna Pharaon
  • We Can Do Hard Things with Glennon Doyle - WINNER

Best Beauty & Fashion:

  • Add to Cart with Kulap Vilaysack & SuChin Pak
  • Articles of Interest
  • Fool Coverage with Manny MUA and Laura Lee
  • The Goop Pursuit: Healing in a Sick Society
  • Lipstick On The Rim - WINNER

Best Travel:

  • As Told By Nomads
  • Atlas Obscura - WINNER
  • The Travel Hacking Mom Show
  • Travel With Rick Steves
  • Women Who Travel

Best Green:

  • Climate of Change - WINNER
  • Discarded
  • Living on Earth
  • TED Climate
  • Sea Change

Best Spirituality & Religion:

  • The Bible in a Year with Fr. Mike Schmitz
  • The Bible Recap
  • Elevation with Steve Furtick
  • On Being with Krista Tippett
  • Women Evolve - WINNER

Best Branded Podcast:

  • Crimson Hearts Collide (Hallmark Media)
  • Love In Gravity (ViiV Healthcare)
  • Mind the Business (Intuit Quickbooks)
  • Symptomatic (Novartis) - WINNER
  • Townsizing (HGTV)

Best Emerging:

  • Classy
  • Handsome
  • How to Destroy Everything
  • I’ve Had It
  • The Really Good Podcast with Bobbi Althoff - WINNER

Best International:

  • CTV Question Period with Vassy Kapelos (Canada)
  • Dichosa Sexualidad (Mexico)
  • The Fold (New Zealand)
  • The Imperfects (Australia) - WINNER
  • Rocio Cordova (Mexico)

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