iHeartRadio Podcast Awards: 'Office Ladies' Named Show of the Year

iHeartRadio Podcast Awards
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Hilary Clinton, Will Ferrell and Gwen Stefani were among the participants in the annual awards show.

Just as podcasters have found innovative ways to continue making their shows amid a pandemic, the iHeartRadio Podcast Awards forged ahead with a virtual show on Thursday evening.

The awards show, filmed from multiple locations and streaming on iHeartRadio’s YouTube and Facebook pages, handed out more than a dozen awards to podcasters and their hosts.

Office Ladies, the podcast from Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey, took home the award for podcast of the year on a night that also recognized Crime Junkie, Pop Culture Happy Hour, Pod Save America, Articles of Interest and several other shows. The iHeartRadio Podcast Awards also handed out several icon awards, including to producers QCOD and Serial Productions and to How to Citizen host Baratunde Thurston.

The show featured an opening segment from Will Ferrell and featured appearances by Hilary Clinton, Gwen Stefani, Questlove, Laverne Cox and others.

The full list of winners is below.

Podcast of the Year

Office Ladies (Earwolf, Jenna Fischer, Angela Kinsey)

Icon Award - Innovator Award

QCODE

Icon Award - Audible Audio Pioneer Award

Serial Productions (Sarah Koenig, Julie Snyder and Neil Drumming)

Icon Award - Social Impact Award

Baratunde Thurston

Best Crime Podcast

Crime Junkie (AudioChuck)

Best Pop Culture Podcast

Pop Culture Happy Hour (NPR)

Best Music Podcast

Dolly Parton’s America (WNYC & OSM Audio)

Best News Podcast

Pod Save America (Crooked)

Best Sports Podcast

All The Smoke (The Black Effect Podcast Network)

Best Comedy Podcast

The Read (Loud Speakers Network)

Best Political Podcast

NPR Politics (NPR)

Best Branded Podcast

Humans Growing Stuff (ScottsMiracle-Gro)

Best Kids & Family Podcast

Wow In The World (NPR)

Best Food Podcast

Home Cooking (Samin Nosrat/Hrishikesh Hirway)

Best Fiction Podcast

Blood Ties (Wondery)

Best Beauty & Fashion Podcast

Articles of Interest (Avery Trufelman/99% Invisible)

Best Overall Host - Female

Nicole Byer (Why Don’t You Date Me?)

Best Overall Host - Male

Conan O’Brien (Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend)

Best Business & Finance Podcast

Pivot (NY Mag)

Best Green Podcast

How To Save A Planet (Gimlet)

Best Travel Podcast

Travel with Rick Steves (Rick Steves)

Best Spirituality & Religion Podcast

Elevation with Steven Furtick (Independent)

Best Advice/Inspirational Podcast

Unlocking Us with Brene Brown (Parcast)

Best TV & Film Podcast

You Must Remember This? (Karina Longworth)

Best Spanish-Language Podcast

Leyendas Legendarias (Sonoro/All Things Comedy)

Best Ad Read Podcast

Office Ladies (Earwolf/Stitcher)

Best Science Podcast

Radiolab (WNYC Studios)

Best Technology Podcast

Rabbit Hole (The New York Times)

Best Wellness & Fitness Podcast

Therapy For Black Girls (Joy Harden Bradford/iHeartRadio)

Best History Podcast

Revisionist History (Pushkin Industries)