Who were the Podcasts of the Year 2023 at The Ambies?


LAS VEGAS, NV, MARCH 7, 2023The Podcast Academy (TPA), the preeminent professional podcast organization, announced winners across 26 categories at its third annual Awards for Excellence in Audio (The Ambies®) from the International Theater in Las Vegas hosted by Emmy Award-winning producer, writer, comedian, actor and podcast host Larry Wilmore. Additionally, “Stuff You Should Know” co-hosts Chuck Bryant, Josh Clark, and producer Jeri Rowland accepted this year’s Governors Award, an honor that recognizes the impact a podcast or individual has had on the industry. 

The Ambies celebrate excellence in podcasting and elevate awareness and status of podcasts as a unique and personal medium for entertainment, information, storytelling and expression. Community Building Sponsor Wondery highlighted TPA’s Mentorship Program at the Ceremony and Platinum Sponsor Sonoro, introduced the upcoming Global Podcast Summit they are hosting with TPA in June. 


Podcast of The Year (Sponsored by Tenderfoot TV)
Chameleon: Wild Boys
Campside Media and Sony Music Entertainment

Best Business Podcast:
Business Wars

Best Comedy Podcast:
Why Won’t You Date Me? with Nicole Byer
Team Coco

Best DIY Podcast:
Queer News
E3 Radio

Best Documentary Podcast:
Bone Valley
Lava for Good Podcasts in Association with Signal Co. No1

Best Entertainment Podcast (Sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter):

Best Fiction Podcast
Last Known Position

Best History Podcast:
Slow Burn: Roe v. Wade

Best Indie Podcast (Sponsored by Stitcher):
Blind Landing
Blind Landing/Ari Saperstein

Best Interview Podcast:
The Assignment with Audie Cornish
CNN Audio

Best Knowledge, Science or Tech Podcast:
Ted Radio Hour

Best News Podcast:
What Next

Best Original Score and Music Supervision:
Jake Brennan, Matt Beaudoin, Ryan Spraker, and Bryce Kanzer for Disgraceland
Double Elvis

Best Performance in Audio Fiction
Cole Sprouse and Sarah Yarkin for Borrasca (Season 2) 

Best Personal Growth / Spirituality Podcast:
A Slight Change of Plans
Pushkin Industries

Best Podcast for Kids:
Tai Asks Why
CBC Podcasts

Best Podcast Host or Hosts:
Leah Wright Rigueur for Reclaimed: The Story of Mamie Till-Mobley
ABC News

Best Politics or Opinion Podcast:
Strict Scrutiny
Crooked Media

Best Production and Sound Design 
Twenty Thousand Hertz 
Defacto Sound

Best Reporting:
Gilbert King and Kelsey Decker for Bone Valley 
Lava for Good Podcasts in Association with Signal Co. No1

Best Scriptwriting, Fiction :
Jenny Deiker Restivo and Nathalie Chicha for I Hear Fear 

Best Scriptwriting, Nonfiction (Sponsored by Castbox):
Erick Galindo and Alejandro Mendoza for Ídolo: The Ballad of Chalino Sánchez 
Sonoro, Futuro Media

Best Society and Culture Podcast:
Ídolo: The Ballad of Chalino Sánchez
Sonoro, Futuro Media

Best Sports Podcast:
The Lead

Best True Crime Podcast
Up and Vanished – The Trial of Ryan Duke
Tenderfoot TV

Best Wellness or Relationships Podcast:
Come As You Are
Pushkin Industries

If you’ve ever wanted to know about champagne, Satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Niño, true crime and Rosa Parks then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered. “Stuff You Should Know” is distributed by iHeartPodcasts and available on the iHeartRadio app and everywhere podcasts are heard.

Founded in February 2020, The Podcast Academy is a not-for-profit professional membership organization that celebrates excellence in podcasting and elevates awareness of podcasts as an indispensable medium for entertainment, information, and creative expression. It values individual and organizational creators alike, of all backgrounds and means, and defines achievement through the values of quality, creativity, innovation, inclusion, and impact. The Podcast Academy provides community, professional development, and industry connections through inclusive, dynamic programming. For more information about The Podcast Academy, please visit www.thepodcastacademy.com and follow/like/subscribe on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Linkedin

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