Winners of the inaugural Signal Awards have been revealed

The Signal Awards, which celebrate the world’s best podcasts, has announced winners of the inaugural honours.

Winners were selected by the Signal Academy and podcast listeners globally. They include  Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend, Masters of Scale, Stacey Abrams: How To Harness Risk, Making Gay History, and The Official Hacks Podcast as well as some of the world’s most influential, entertaining and informative voices including, Jon Stewart, Stacey Abrahams, Damon John, Eva Longoria, J.J. Abrams, Issa Rae, Jalen Rose, Laverne Cox, Reid Hoffman, Kara Swisher, and Trevor Noah.

“The Signal Awards were created to lift up and showcase the podcast industry’s diversity and depth, while also helping the community of listeners and fans find new shows and celebrate the existing ones they love,” said managing director Deondric Royster. “We congratulate the winners on their success and also thank the podcast-listening public for enthusiastically engaging in the very first year of our awards.”

Signal Awards Gold Winners (Highlights)

Individual Episodes

Access & Opportunity “Building Black Generational Wealth– Best Conversation Starter- Morgan Stanley

Improving Human Dignity w / Promise CEO Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins – Self-Improvement – WaitWhat

Jalen Rose Talks with Magic Johnson – Interview or Talk Show – New York Post

Overheard at National Geographic: Amelia Earhart – Interview or Talk Show – National Geographic

Shattering Gleam: A Podcast About Music and Gender – LGBTQ+ – SiriusXM

Skip Intro – Interview or Talk Show – Netflix

Stacey Abrams: How to harness Risk – Business – WaitWhat

The Official Winning Time Podcast – Best Guest – HBO Max

The Official Hacks Podcast – HBO Max

Torched: Greg Lougainis’ Infamous Dive – Sports – FilmNation Entertainment 

Turn Crisis Into Art: Choreographer Bill T. Jones.. on “Afterwardsness,” his pandemic masterpiece – Best Guest – WaitWhat

Limited Series & Specials 

Hit Job – Comedy – Audible

Metaverse Marketing – Best Editing – Adweek 

My New Favorite Olympian: Timothy LeDuc – LGBTQ+ – NBCLX

The Bering – Best Editing – Campside Media 

The Thing About Helen and Olga – True Crime – Dateline NBC

To Live and  Die in LA – Best Writing – Tenderfoot TV

Want a Job? The AI will see you now – Science & Education – MIT Technology Review

When the Earth Started to Sing – Most Innovative Audio Experience – Emergence Magazine


Back Issue – Best Co-Host Team –  Pineapple Street Studios

30 Bach – Independent Podcaster – Best Stan Podcast 

70 over 70 – Interview or Talk Show – Pineapple Street Media 

Collapse: Disaster in Surfside – Best Exclusive Content + Experiences -Tree Fort Media

Command Line Content – Best Show Art Work – Pacific Content

Dark Dice – Best Sound Design – Fool & Scholar Productions

Food Network Obsessed – Food & Drink – Discovery, Inc. 

Insecuritea – Best Co-Host Team – HBO Max

Last Day – Best Conversation Starter – Lemonada Media 

Masters of Scale – Best Commute Podcast – WaitWhat

TCM’s The Plot Thickens – Best Editing-  Turner Classic Movies

Time to Walk – Most Innovative Audio Experiences – Apple 

Today Explained – Daily Shows – Vox Media Podcast Network 

The Atlas Obscura – Best Editing – SXM MEdia 

Well Read Black Girl – Arts & Culture – Pushkin Industries

Branded Shows & Advertising

The Big Steal – Documentary –  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Fresh Air Production 

The Official Ladies with Buick – Television & Film – SXM Media 

What Happens Next – Documentary – Monash University

Yahoo! + Ford: Electric Generation – Technology – Yahoo! Inc.

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