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Podfest Expo & Presenting Sponsor Libsyn Reveal the 2024 Podcast Hall of Fame Inductees

Press Release · via Libsyn ·

Today, Podfest Expo, in conjunction with presenting sponsor Liberated Syndication Inc. (“Libsyn”), the leading all-in-one podcasting platform for creators and advertisers, unveiled the 2024 Podcast Hall of Fame Inductees. The 6th Podcast Hall of Fame celebrates the outstanding individuals who have left an indelible mark on the podcasting industry. This year’s eight inductees include the following internationally renowned and lauded luminaries: Adam Carolla, Aaron Mahnke, Daniel J. Lewis, Doug Kaye, Jesse Thorn, Laurie Sims, Maria Hinojosa, and Michael Butler.

The in-person Class of 2024 Induction Ceremony is taking place during Podfest Expo on Friday, January 26, 2024 between 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. ET, at the Wyndham Orlando International Drive in Orlando, Florida. Tickets are available for $49 and can be purchased here. This event will also be live-streamed on the Libsyn YouTube page. What’s more, the 2024 Podcast Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be hosted by Dr. Drew Pinsky, widely recognized as Dr. Drew. A board-certified physician and addiction medicine specialist, Dr. Drew has been a prominent figure in the media landscape, hosting acclaimed cable TV and syndicated radio shows such as Loveline and Dr. Drew After Dark. Currently, he co-hosts The Adam and Drew Show alongside his former Loveline colleague Adam Carolla, as well as several other podcasts.

“Bringing the Podcast Hall of Fame to Podfest Expo is a momentous occasion, enabling us to unite the pioneers and trailblazers who have elevated this dynamic medium,” said Chris Krimitsos, Chief Creative Officer, Podfest Expo. “The Class of 2024 Induction Ceremony will be an exciting opportunity to celebrate the voices that are continually shaping the podcasting landscape.”

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“Libsyn is honored to be the Podcast Hall of Fame presenting sponsor for the second consecutive time, standing alongside Podfest Expo to celebrate the industry’s visionaries. These honorees, with their exceptional contributions to the ever-expanding podcasting universe, exemplify the heart of podcasting’s evolution, and we’re proud to recognize their lasting legacy,” said John W. Gibbons, Chief Executive Officer, Libsyn.

Below is a full list of the 2024 Podcast Hall of Fame inductees:

  • Adam Carolla, Host, The Adam Carolla Show
  • Aaron Mahnke, Host & Producer, Lore
  • Daniel J. Lewis, Podcasting educator, advocate, and innovator
  • Doug Kaye, Executive Director, The Conversations Network
  • Jesse Thorn, Founder, Maximum Fun
  • Laurie Sims, Former President & Chief Operating Officer, Libsyn
  • Maria Hinojosa, Pulitzer Prize-winning founder of Futuro Media and Host, Latino USA
  • Michael Butler, Host, The Rock and Roll Geek Show

“Podcasting gave me the opportunity to express myself freely and connect with an audience by way of a show I record in the garage at my house. There are lots of people making podcasts now but there will always be a select group of people who do it at a very high level. The Podcast Hall of Fame is a celebration of individuals who are the best at using this medium to share their joys and troubles and passions and fears with the rest of the world,” said Marc Maron, Host and Producer of WTF with Marc Maron and 2022 Podcast Hall of Fame Inductee.

The inductees were voted on by the Hall of Fame Induction Committee, which is composed of current Hall of Fame members; Induction Committee Chairperson Rob Greenlee, a 2017 inductee, who is also the Founder of Spoken Life Media; and Induction Committee Vice Chair Mignon Fogarty, a 2016 inductee, who is the creator and host of the Grammar Girl podcast. The induction of this class brings the Hall of Fame’s total number of podcasting luminaries to 41.

This is a press release which we link to from Podnews, our daily newsletter about podcasting and on-demand. We may make small edits for editorial reasons.

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