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The 27th Annual Webby Awards April 4, 2023

The 2023 Webby Nominees for Best Host, Co-Hosts, and Featured Guest

The 27th Annual Webby Awards Nominees seen below have created and fostered the most insightful conversations in all of audio.

 

This year, the podcast world has grown by the millions. More and more creators are opting for audio when selecting a medium to tell their story, thoughtfully curating hosts and guests for each episode. With so many components that make a podcast great at play, it’s no doubt that the 2023 Webby Nominees for Best Hosts, Best Co-Hosts, and Featured Guest have struck the right balance. They’ve secured charismatic hosts to guide listeners through with clarity, co-hosts with undeniable chemistry, and guests to share critical and fascinating insights. These nominees are breaking new ground and revolutionizing the world of audio storytelling. 

Explore the selection below and check out the rest of the 2023 Webby Podcast Nominees. We’ve also curated playlists with this year’s Webby Podcast Nominees across Arts, Culture & Lifestyle; Crime & Documentary; Entertainment; Family & Kids; News & Activism; Science, Education, Health & How-To; Scripted; and Technology & Business. Don’t forget to use your voice in the 2023 Webby People’s Voice Awards! Vote for your favorite creators and projects now through Thursday, April 20th.

Best Host

These are the hosts with the most. The category highlighting those who demonstrate the best qualities of hosting a podcast interview or conversation.

The Problem with Jon Stewart by Apple TV+

A spin-off from the Apple TV+ series, The Problem with Jon Stewart highlights nuanced jokes, takes, and perspectives on current events–all the ones that didn’t make it in the show, from Jon Stewart himself. Vote for them here!

Ologies with Alie Ward

Ologies is a comedy science podcast featuring a deep dive into the science of everything, guided by writer and science communicator Alie Ward. Each episode highlights and explores one concept with an expert from the field. Vote for them here!

 

The Official Queen Sugar Podcast by ARRAY

The Official Queen Sugar Podcast, hosted by Executive Producer Paul Garnes, is an auditory behind-the-scenes look at what it took to make Ava DuVernay’s OWN Network series “Queen Sugar.” Vote for them here!

 

Radiotopia Presents: My Mother Made Me by PRX

My Mother Made Me is a four-episode podcast where writer Jason Reynolds and his mother, Isabell, explore complex learnings they’ve pulled from being a son and a mother. Vote for them here!

 

The Wire at 20 by HBO

In honor of the 20th anniversary of the iconic show “The Wire,” HBO released The Wire at 20, hosted by Method Man. It features interviews with the folks who shaped the series and conversations unpacking pivotal moments from all five seasons. Vote for them here!

 

Best Co-Hosts

These are the co-hosts with the most. They demonstrate the best qualities of working together seamlessly to host a podcast interview or conversation.

SmartLess by Wondery c/o SLATE PR

Featuring the voices of Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, & Will Arnett, Smartless contains discussions on shared experiences from all walks of life. In each episode, one of the three co-hosts brings a mystery guest, leading to an authentic conversation about life. Vote for them here!

 

Post Reports by The Washington Post

Post Reports is a daily podcast diving into current events and issues in the news. Hosted by Martine Powers and Elahe Izadi, each episode offers deep analysis and insight from experts. Vote for them here!

 

Borderline Salty by Pineapple Street Studios

From hosts Carla Lalli Music and Rick Martinez comes Borderline Salty, a weekly podcast where they share tips, tricks, and recommendations to cooks everywhere. Vote for them here!

 

SexTok with Tracey and Kelsey

A podcast on all things sex and relationships, SexTok with Tracey and Kelsey highlights three anonymous questions from listeners with unfiltered answers for each. Vote for them here

 

Adventures from the Bedrooms of African Women by AQ Studios

Adventures from the Bedrooms of African Women–hosted by Ghanaian writers Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah and Malaka Grant–is the space for honest conversations on the sexual experiences of African women and gender-expansive folks. Vote for them here!

 

Featured Guest

Single podcast episodes with the best-in-class guests or special co-hosts who provide deep insight and understanding of the topic at hand.

Pod Save America: Obama’s Advice For Democrats by Crooked Media

This episode of Pod Save America features thoughts from former President Barack Obama on the state of democracy nationally and internationally, along with critical issues from across the globe. Vote for them here!

 

HISTORY This Week: Reconstruction by A+E Networks

In this episode of HISTORY This Week, host Sally Helm takes listeners through the journey of constructing the U.S. back together following the Civil War. Vote for them here!

 

What the Hack by Loud Tree Media

Host Adam Levin investigates different means of getting hacked, scammed, or phished found by his listeners in What the Hack. Vote for them here!

 

Climate of Change: "Stubborn Optimist" Prince William

In this episode of Climate of Change, the podcast exploring climate optimism and anxiety with Cate Blanchett and Danny Kennedy, Prince William spoke on his experiences with climate activism. Vote for them here

 

Stacey Abrams and Lara Hodgson on Starting and Scaling a Small Business (for Women at Work) by Harvard Business Review

In this episode of Women at Work, Stacey Abrams and Lara Hodgson share lessons learned on scaling and expanding a business from their experience in starting and running three companies as a pair. Vote for them here!

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