Wednesday, January 15, 2014

My Own Podcast Awards

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 2013. And since none of the podcasts I listen to won an actual, official Podcast Award, so ...

Favorite Podcast That I Have Guested On
Runners-Up: Trentus Magnus Punches Reality, Just One of the Guys
Winner: The Fantasticast, because they had me on first, and they are having me on again soon! That, and they have awesome British accents, and it's a very good show.

Favorite Overall Podcast
Runners-Up: No Agenda, Views From the Longbox, Chaos Chronicles
Winner: The Tony Kornheiser Show, a daily sports and news show. I listen to it every day, often on the live stream. 

Best Produced Podcast
Runners-Up: No Agenda, Star Trek Monthly Monday
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 2013 (except my own)
Runners-Up: Dave's Daredevil Podcast, Who True Freaks, Garage Sale Gloat
Winner:  In Country in which host Tom Panarese does an issue-by-issue review of the Marvel war comic The 'Nam.

Best New Podcast of 2013 (including my own)
Runners-Up: Quarter-Bin Podcast, Uncovering the Bronze Age
Winner:  Shortbox Showcase, in which my daughter and I talk about topics related to comic books. 

Gonna Miss You Award, for a show that ended (or seems to have ended) in 2013.
Runners-up: The France Project, Longbox Graveyard, The SaintCast
Winner:  From Darkness to Light Online, a show I wrote about here.

Just-Almost-Dead Award, for shows that are on a, shall we say, intermittent release schedule, but I don't think are actually over yet.
Runners-up: Tales of the Justice Society of America, Golden Age Superman
Winner: Super Future Friends, the funniest long-form comic book podcast around. The ladies only released 1 episode in 2013, after doing 1 in 2012, 2 in 2011 and 6 in 2010. I sense a disturbing trend in these numbers.

Special Award
Best Individual Podcast Episode Name
Winner:  Doctor Who X Ultraman: Big Dueling Showdown Across Time And Space: The Appearance of Time Lord Alien "The Doctor!" an episode in the Two True Freaks feed, where The Irredeemable Shagg and Luke Jaconetti do a compare-and-contrast between Ultra-Man and Doctor Who. By the way, it is also an awesome episode. 


  1. Great group of podcasts there! I'm honored to be associated with the "Best Individual Podcast Episode Name" award, but that should really be attributed to Luke Jaconetti! Thanks for listening! Keep up the amazing work on the Quarter Bin Podcast!!

  2. So next year could there be a category for, "Podcast that is Too Long but the Content Demands It and Therefore is Full of Win"? *Ahem* Who's Who? :)

  3. maybe next year ... we'll see.

  4. You like me! You really like me!

    I am so glad that my inane title made an impression, Professor. The show was a blast to record, so I am glad that so many folks seemed to really enjoy it!