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The Ambies
The awards for excellence in audio


April 5, 2024:
    New feature: if your podcast app understands an OPML feed, this is for you. Every page with a list of podcasts, like The Ambies winners or Edison Podcast Metrics top 25 for the UK for example, now comes with an OPML feed so you can import all those shows straight into your podcast player. Find the OPML feed linked at the bottom of the page: they work with Pocket Casts, AntennaPod, Overcast, Podbean, Castro, GoodPods and more.
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March 13, 2024:
    Newsworthy, we think, that in a heavily contested category, Heinous – An Asian True Crime Podcast has been nominated for The Ambies. The show is made by 1 Up Media and MediaCorp in Singapore, and is the only production made outside of the US to have secured a nomination in the category.
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November 14, 2023:
    Don't want to win an award at The Ambies this year? You've got just three days to not bother entering. Submissions end on Fri Nov 17, and if you're not in, you won't win.
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June 23, 2023:
    Nikki Boyer created the podcast Dying For Sex, which was named Podcast of the Year by The Ambies. In Near Death she's introducing us to Reverend Peggy, who has been present for the final moments of nearly 2,000 people. A lead chaplain at one of the world’s most renowned hospitals, Peggy shares with Nikki the most riveting end-of-life stories from her 20-year career in spiritual care, with one goal in mind: to help everyone be a little less afraid of death.
May 16, 2023:
    A new mental health podcast network for Gen Z has launched. Astro Studios is from the hosts of Teenager Therapy, the Ambies-winning podcast; Gael Aitor told Podnews that the aim is to produce content that helps young people deal with overwhelming emotions.
March 8, 2023:
January 31, 2023:
    The Ambies has announced its full list of nominees. Voting is up to you, if you're a member of The Podcast Academy: check your email to find out how to vote. The winners will be announced in the International Theater at the Westgate in Las Vegas NV, USA, on March 7.
September 7, 2022:
    The Podcast Academy has launched a special package for independent podcast creators. The package provides free TPA membership (with masterclasses, networking events, and a mentorship programme) and a free submission to The Ambies. You can apply on the TPA website.
September 2, 2022:
    Submissions for The Ambies are now open. You've until Nov 18 to get your entries in. New categories include "Best DIY Podcast", for "any podcast with a budget of $3,000 or less per episode". 😳
March 31, 2022:
    Only a week after The Ambies, The Webbys have decided to launch their own podcast awards. It'll be called The Signal Awards, and set to take place in January 2023. This is the normal date for the iHeartPodcast Awards, and we'd note that Anna Hossnieh, Executive Producer at iHeartRadio is one of the judges. :hmm:
March 28, 2022:
March 23, 2022:
    The Ambies, the awards from The Podcast Academy that celebrate excellence in podcasting, took place last night. The winners are here: 9/12, from Amazon Music, Pineapple Studios and Wondery was the podcast of the year; the podcast's host Dan Taberski accepted the award in the award ceremony in Los Angeles CA, USA.
March 18, 2022:
    BREAKING: The Podcast Academy has just announced that Serial will be awarded the Governors Award, recognising the impact a podcast or individual has had on the industry. Co-creators Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder will accept the award at The Ambies next Tuesday.
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September 22, 2021:
    The Ambies are open for entry - there are two new categories: Best Podcast for Kids, and a new category for Best Indie Podcast. You've until early December.
May 18, 2021:
    Fresh from its success at The Ambies, Wondery launches The Vaping Fix today: a six-part miniseries uncovering the rise of vaping and how Juul became a multibillion-dollar company that may have hooked a new generation.
May 17, 2021:
    In an award ceremony live from Los Angeles, California, The Ambies were announced last night, the first podcast awards from The Podcast Academy. The podcast of the year went to Wondery's Dying For Sex. The awards seemed to be a streaming success, too, with 25,000 people watching at peak. From the full list of winners, Amazon's Wondery was the winning studio of the night, with five awards announced; Crooked Media getting four, and QCODE with three. The podcast with the biggest award haul was Wind of Change, with three separate wins.
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April 12, 2021:
    The Ambies will announce the recipient of their inaugural Governors Award later today - recognising a podcast or individual for the compelling impact they've had on the industry.
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March 5, 2021:
    The nominations for the Ambies, The Podcast Academy's awards for excellence in audio, have been announced. They were chosen by 120 members who volunteered to be on the Blue Ribbon Panel, and listened to over 30 episodes each, rating them across multiple variables. If you're a member, you now get to vote for the winners. Just want to listen? Our list of the nominations has links to all the major platforms.
March 4, 2021:
    The nominees for The Ambies, the awards for excellence in audio, are to be announced today at 12pm, New York Time. We'll have a full list with analysis tomorrow: if you're a Podcast Academy member, you'll get a vote to choose the winners.
February 25, 2021:
    The Ambies, the podcast awards from The Podcast Academy, will announce its nominations on March 4th.
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December 31, 2020:

Amazon don't get Wondery's current CEO, Hernan Lopez: a charismatic leader, he'll step down as the deal is done, saying "I will be transitioning out of the company to focus my attention on my recently announced Hernan Lopez Family Foundation, which is committed to addressing diversity in leadership both from the demand side as well as the supply side." Lopez has been keen to add Hollywood-style razamatazz to the industry, working to launch The Podcast Academy earlier this year, which is focusing on their own awards ceremony The Ambies.

December 15, 2020:
December 1, 2020:
    There's two weeks left to enter The Ambies, The Podcast Academy's awards.
October 14, 2020:
    "And The Ambie for best daily podcasting newsletter goes to..." The Podcast Academy has announced The Ambies, the organisation's podcast awards. Nominations will be accepted from next Monday: the name is from "ambient sound".

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