RESULTS ARE IN: The Best Podcasts of the Year as voted by the Spotify Podcasts Community

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RESULTS ARE IN: The Best Podcasts of the Year as voted by the Spotify Podcasts Community

SpotifyPodcasts
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First, we asked you to tell us what all of your favorite shows of 2021 were, and you did just that

 

Then, we put all of those shows in one place, and asked you to vote on them. And, wow, you all did

 

Now with hundreds of votes tallied, we're proud to bring you the winners of the...

 

2021 Spotify Podcasts Community Awards!!

 

So, without further ado...as voted by you, here are the winners!

 

 

 

Best Fiction Podcast

 

Runner-Up:

The No Sleep Podcast - David Cummings

 

Winner:

Motherhacker - Gimlet

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5tBU2mkBXf0AAFD5MFouG0?si=9549486fd0dd44d9

 

 

Best Culture, Life, and Creativity Podcast

 

Runner-Up:

It's Been a Minute With Sam Sanders - NPR

 

Winner:

This American Life - This American Life

https://open.spotify.com/episode/1WiigWhEF0tXfnbkUVXcNR?si=243b6833e40a4c6a

 

 

Best Tech and Finance Podcast

 

Runner-Up:

Bad Blood: The Final Chapter - Three Uncanny Four

 

Winner: 

StartUp Podcast - Gimlet

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5BAbYcpOFYzv2ED7bilzLh?si=a8cb73c4b3e4479b

 

 

Best Podcast on Spirituality and Religion

 

Runner-Up:

Dirty Rotten Church Kids - Secret Mullet Productions

 

Winner:

On Being with Krista Tippett - On Being Studios

https://open.spotify.com/episode/3q44b0jWCheGDr5qqClZ5n?si=5297b7e8c2254a10

 

Best Gaming Podcast

 

Runner-Up:

Kinda Funny Gamescast - Kinda Funny

 

Winner:

How Did This Get Played? - Earwolf

https://open.spotify.com/episode/19WT63nUOrZ1eqDIkaZYmx?si=3d4693b95795491e

 

Best TV & Movies Podcast

Runner-Up:

The Watch - The Ringer

 

Winner:

The Chernobyl Podcast - HBO

https://open.spotify.com/episode/3IcWdrfiDRKybcbdhsRmuh?si=DdZPZ8fjRH6eTY85zgvhEw

 

Best Inspirational & Advice Podcast

Runner-Up:

How To Be a Better Human - TED and PRX

 

Winner:

WorkLife with Adam Grant - TED

https://open.spotify.com/episode/43OaCg9X0Mp1pBwRrEZfKN?si=s1620UF-SO29BLSSk41wUg

 

Best Social Action and News Podcast

 

Runner-Up:

Resistance - Gimlet

 

Winner:

How To Save a Planet - Gimlet

https://open.spotify.com/episode/78Nkbxjsc4r71jLcNJ4S1d?si=jUGjVaHbRSmB90XivDluLw

 

Best Sports Podcast

Runner-Up:

The Right Time with Bomani Jones - ESPN, Bomani Jones

 

Winner:

Blind Landing - Ari Saperstein

https://open.spotify.com/episode/1WowWgIfWDLOZjoiMi0fj5?si=wS0G9-TcTD-COtHIwAV-Cw

 

Best New Podcast

Runner-Up:

Not Past It - Gimlet

 

Winner: 

Resistance - Gimlet

https://open.spotify.com/episode/2SgF41zE5hdakQOU39WMgT?si=zNymz-kbQqWRvWyhdnYLdA

 

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huge congratulations to all of our winners and contestants this year-- we're so happy that all of these podcasts have brought us together as a community this year, and we're pretty confident that we couldn't have made it through the year without each and every one of the shows on this list. 

 

But wait...isn't something missing? Maybe, the single Best Podcast of the Year?? Stay tuned, we may need your help.

7 Replies

Loneliest_Cabin
Community Manager
Community Manager

Nice, a perfect list for some Xmas walks...

Peter
Spotify Legend

@Loneliest_Cabin Speak for yourself - I'll be listening while eating the leftovers and recovering well into 2022 😅

 

You rock @SpotifyPodcasts! 💚

Rex1144
Newbie

Good to know the winners are deserving winners and i like the choice of who ever choose the winners all are in my favorite list.

And my Lowes Life

Keanu_C
Spotify Star
Spotify Star

Definitely gonna have to check these out!

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Melody
Community Manager
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I'm excited to check these out!! 

Sapphireassociate
Newbie

These podcasters are deserved to get awards. Thanks for sharing this list.

Regards: Sapphireassociate

 

sapphirebuilder
Visitor

These podcasters are deserving of recognition. Thank you for making this huge list.

Regards: Sapphireassociate

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