Some Quick Podcast Awards Take Aways

Your Show is not a Podcast unless you can find a way to subscribe to it via an RSS feed. We had a number of Lifecasting shows that were submitted this year that simply had no way to subscribe to them.

We also had a number of podcasters that once again encouraged their audiences to nominate them in every category. Imagine being a Gaming show and have your audience nominate your in GLBT.

I will talk more about all the shows in the near future but these were a couple of the big takeaways

Podcast Awards Slate Announcement Pending

I have the approved slate in my hands and will be announcing the 220 shows that made the slate at 4pm Pacific on

This years review was exceptionally daunting as a number of the reviewers were not able to complete the task and we had to solicit alternates to do the reviews at the last moment.

The review process is lengthy and can take as long as 3–5 hours per category. Having overviewed the slate, I am impressed with the diversity of shows that have made it.

There were some shows that disregard the rules and had their listeners submit there podcast in each of the 22 categories. We also had shows that received a fair number of nominations yet failed to have RSS feeds on their sites or a number of the other factors we look at in the review process which in a number of cases which caused a show not to make the slate where they would have if they would simply invest some time in their websites.

I will be providing a full analysis as I do every year at a later date. But for now make sure that you tune in tomorrow to see if your show made the final slate when we announce it at 4pm Pacific.

2008 Podcast Awards Nominations are Closed!

It has been a wild 15 days but nominations closed on time tonight. One Technologies pulled the databases immediately and then allowed us access to the data.

We have down-loaded all the categories and will be sending the databases out to the reviewers here in the next 2 days. A huge amount of work has to be done and I will get a closer analysis of the submissions and will release some preliminary data later tomorrow.

We will have a live stream to announce the nominated shows on October 19th. More details to follow on that shortly. For now stay tuned to for updates