Third Annual People’s Choice Podcast Awards Category Winners Announced

Honolulu Hawaii 8/15/2007 7:43 PM GMT Podcast Connect, Inc., manager of the People’s Choice Podcast Awards at, announces the category winners in the Third Annual People’s Choice Podcast Awards.

Podcast Connect wants to congratulate the lower category winners listed below, and look forward to announcing the top two winners at the Podcast Awards Ceremony to be held at the Podcast and New Media Expo, on September 28th.

Todd Cochrane Founder of the awards says that over the course of the awards process that over 350,000 people initially nominated 4097 shows, of those 220 were selected by the independent review team through a formal review process. Those shows that made up the 2007 slate were voted on over a two week period.

During the two week voting period 1.3 million people voted for the slate of shows. This exceeds last year’s participation 4 times over which shows the audience for podcasting is growing and general awareness of the People’s Choice Podcast Awards is strong. This level of participation truly makes the People’s Choice Podcast Awards the People’s Choice no other podcasting award allows the audience to decide what shows are the very best.

Each winner will be presented a uniquely crafted award, along with additional prizes as provided by the event sponsors. The Podcast Awards would not be possible with out our sponsors; a special thank you goes out to Platinum Sponsor Wizzard Media, for supporting the event this year. It is anticipated a total of $5000.00 in cash and prizes will be awarded during the awards ceremony.
People’s Choice Podcast Award Category Specific Winners

    Best Video Podcast                  
Ask a Ninja
Best Mobile Phone Formatted Podcast
Praystation Portable
Manager Tools
Nobody Likes Onions
Cultural / Arts
This American Life
Grammar Girl
The Lost Podcast
Food and Drink
Coffee Geek
Feast of Fools
Health / Fitness
Sex is Fun
Keith and the Girl
Movies / Films
Firefly Talk
PodSafe Music
Catholic Rockers
Free Talk Live
Religion Inspiration
Daily Breakfast
Technology / Science
Security Now
WDW Radio

Podcast Connect Inc. is an innovative marketing firm which has developed into a new media marketing arm for the podcasting community. Its mission statement is simple: “Podcasters do the work; podcasters get paid.” Its model is based on trust and respect.

Todd Cochrane
Podcast Connect, Inc.

Voting is Closed for the 2007 Podcast Awards

The 2007 People’s Choice Podcast Awards response has been nothing less than amazing. We destroyed every benchmark that was set in the previous two years.

Even though listeners could vote once every 24 hours over 1.3 million people voted at least one time. The average number of times a person voted was 3. The most votes that were submitted and later verified in one hour was 22,109.

The investment to move up to a better server served us very well. The MySQL database went from about 1k in size before we started to about 1.5 gig by the time we were finished.

Attempts at cheating were down this year but we did have a significant number of people that voted with more than one email address that had their votes nullified in our validation and cross check process.

I am going to have to pull last years data but I am nearly positive that we had a 4x increase in the number of people that actually voted. We will be reviewing the data now and putting it through the Audit process so we should have an announcement on Wednesday.