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Move over, Oscar: Podcasts are getting their own awards show

Public radio other people are going to have slip on their formal Allbirds and head to Hollywood, as a result of podcasts are going mainstream and are getting the awards show to turn out it.

As iHeartRadio is going deep into the podcast global, they are shaking issues up with a Hollywood-style awards show. This January, the primary annual iHeartRadio Podcast Awards will happen on the iHeartRadio Theater in Los Angeles, hosted by means of Stuff You Missed in History Class host Holly Frey, nation radio host Bobby Bones, and radio legend Charlamagne Tha God. Naturally, there might be a are living movement hosted by means of Hollywood B-lister par excellence, Mario Lopez.

Presenters come with Payne Lindsay (“Up & Vanished”), Aaron Mahnke (“Lore”), and Jake Brennan (“Disgraceland”), with extra to be introduced. Hopefully they’ll get Ira Glass to bop with a 7-foot-long yellow python all the way through the show, and The Allusionist’s Helen Zaltzman will interrupt Payne Lindsay on degree and proper his grammar.

While iHeartRadio is launching the awards show, it’s opened the contest to displays around the podcast-verse. For example, Atlanta Monster, Dirty John, Hardcore History, Joe Rogan, Radiolab, Serial, Slow BurnStuff You Should Know, The Daily and The Habitat have been all nominated for Podcast of the Year.

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In overall, there are 22 awards throughout classes starting from highest breakout podcast to crime, interest, meals and extra so. While five of the award winners might be decided on by means of a jury, 18 might be voted on throughout the web, so Joe Rogan can after all struggle it out towards Serial’s Sarah Koenig in some kind of podcast cage fit for enthusiasts’ affections.

Fans can vote for their favourite podcasts starting lately via January 6, 2018 on-line and throughout Twitter and Instagram.