And Here Are the Comedy Nominees for The 3rd Annual IHeartRadio Podcast Awards

(via THR)

IHeartRadio, which just seemed to work its way into podcast only relatively recently, has their very own podcast awards that’s now on its a third year. It might be a little suspicious as they have their very own podcast network under the IHeartRadio umbrella, but nonetheless, they’ve got a spread of categories that feature many a great comedy podcast including Conan O’Brien Needs a FriendMy Favorite Murder, Las Culturistas, Hollywood Handbook, Nicole Byer, Office Ladies, and more.

The winners for The 2021 IHeartRadio Podcast Awards will be named during a virtual event on Thurs. Jan. 21st at 9PM.

Best Comedy Podcast

Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend (Team Coco/Earwolf)
Office Ladies (Earwolf/Jenna Fischer/Angela Kinsey)
The Read (Loud Speakers Network)
Smartless (Independent)
Fake Doctors, Real Friends (iHeartRadio)

Best Crime Podcast

Crime Junkie (AudioChuck)
Criminal (PRX/Radiotopia)
Deep Cover: The Drug Wars (Pushkin Industries)
Forgotten: Women of Juarez (iHeartRadio)
My Favorite Murder (Exactly Right)

Best Pop Culture Podcast

Bitch Sesh (Earwolf/Casey Wilson/Danielle Schneider)
Las Culturistas (Big Money Players/iHeartRadio)
Pop Culture Happy Hour (NPR)
Still Processing (The New York Times)
The Read (Loud Speakers Network)

Best Ad Read

• “Comedy Bang Bang” (Earwolf / Scott Aukerman)
• “Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend” (Team Coco/Earwolf)
• “Hollywood Handbook” (Earwolf)
• “Office Ladies” (Earwolf / Stitcher)
• “Revisionist History” (Pushkin Industries)

Best Overall Host – Male

• Conan O’Brien (Team Coco/Earwolf)
• Dax Shepard (Armchair Umbrella)
• Jonathan Van Ness (Earwolf/Stitcher)
• Michael Barbaro (The New York Times)
• Questlove (iHeartRadio)

Best Overall Host – Female

• Ashley Flowers (Parcast)
• Brene Brown (Parcast)
• Michelle Obama (Higher Ground/Spotify)
• Nicole Byer (Headgum)
• Nora McInerny (APM)

Best TV & Film Podcast

• “Fake Doctors, Real Friends” (iHeartRadio)
• “How Did This Get Made?” (Earwolf/Paul Scheer/June Diane Raphael/Jason Mantzoukas/Stitcher)
• “Office Ladies” (Earwolf/Jenna Fischer/Angela Kinsey)
• “Rewatchables” (The Ringer/Bill Simmons)
• “You Must Remember This” (Karina Longworth)

You can read the whole list of nominees for the 2021 IHeartRadio Podcast Awards here.