See The 2023 iHeartPodcast Award Winners


Comedian Matt Rogers and SNL’s Bowen Yang took the top honor at the fifth annual iHeartPodcast Awards on Tuesday night. The virtual awards event was hosted by actor and comedian Brian Baumgartner and streamed online and on social media.

Jason Alexander and Peter Tilden awarded Rogers and Yang’s Las Culturistas with Podcast of the Year. Nicole Byer picked up two awards –  Best Comedy Podcast of the Year for Why Won’t You Date Me and Best Overall Host. Colin Cowherd presented the Best Sports Podcast of the Year Award to Draymond Green for The Draymond Green Show.

The full list of 2023 iHeartPodcast Awards winners are:

  • Social Impact Icon Award: Dr. Laurie Santos and Dr. Joy Harden Bradford
  • Audible Audio Pioneer Icon Award: Kara Swisher
  • Innovator Icon AwardAshley Flowers
  • Podcast of the Year Award: Las Culturistas
  • Best Overall Ensemble: SmartLess
  •  Best Business & Finance Podcast: Planet Money
  • Best Comedy Podcast: Why Won’t You Date Me
  • Best Crime Podcast: Believe Her
  • Best Pop Culture Podcast: Decoder Ring
  • Best Food Podcast: The Sporkful
  • Best Wellness & Fitness Podcast: Maintenance Phase
  • Best History Podcast: You’re Wrong About
  • Best Kids & Family Podcast: Wow In The World
  • Best Music Podcast: Questlove Supreme
  • Best News Podcast: The Daily
  • Best Fiction Podcast: Welcome To Night Vale
  • Best Sports Podcast: The Draymond Green Show
  • Best Science Podcast: Radiolab
  • Best Technology Podcast: Pivot
  • Best Ad Read Podcast: Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend
  • Best Overall Host: Nicole Byer
  • Best Political Podcast: NPR Politics Podcast
  • Best TV & Film Podcast: Films to be Buried With
  • Best Spanish Language Podcast: Ciudad Mágica
  • Best Advice & Inspirational Podcast: Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People
  • Best Beauty & Fashion Podcast: Natch Beaut
  • Best Travel Podcast: Atlas Obscura
  • Best Green Podcast: TED Climate
  • Best Spirituality & Religion Podcast: On Being
  • Best Branded Podcast: Smart Talks with IBM
  • Best Emerging Podcast: Sounds Like A Cult
  • Best International Podcast: El Viaje (Mexico)


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