Since I (1) listen to a lot of podcasts, and (2) have a blog, I believe I am qualified to talk about my favorites podcasts of 2011.
Favorite Overall Podcast
Runners-Up: From Crisis to Crisis, Battleship Pretension
Winner: No Agenda
Best Produced Podcast
Runners-Up: No Agenda, SQPN: The Break
Winner: Spirit Blade Underground, the excellent podcast by Paeter Frandsen, that is an original mix of movie reviews, video game talk, original audio drama, and Bible study.
Best New Podcast of 2011
Runners-Up: Nerdist Writers Panel, The Social Hour, Golden Age Superman
Winner: The Fire and Water Podcast, an excellent show featureing the exploits of the under-rated comic book characters Aquaman and Firestorm.
Back-From-The-Dead Award, for podcasts that returned after a much too-long hiatus.
Runners-up: Mad Money Machine, Authentic Life Radio (formerly The Full-Time Mom).
Winner: Super Future Friends, the funniest long-form comic book podcast out there! Glad to have Adrianna and Kristin back behind the microphones!
Gonna Miss You Award, for a show that ended in 2011.
Runners-up: Pete+Janet, SaintCast, Superman Fan Podcast
Winner: Amazing Spider-Man Classics. So sad to see this show go away, after 36 excellent episodes.