Latest NewsCBC Podcasts big winners at Canadian Podcast Awards

CBC Podcasts big winners at Canadian Podcast Awards

CBC Podcasts’ Someone Knows Something and Tai Asks Why have claimed multiple 2019 Canadian Podcast Awards.

True Crime podcast Someone Knows Something, hosted by filmmaker and writer David Rigden, was recognized for Outstanding Documentary and Outstanding Production For A Series. In its fifth season, the podcast takes a deep dive into Canadian cold cases.

Tai Asks Why picked up the award for Outstanding Kids & Family Series, with its 12-year-old host Tai Poole also winning the award for Best Host In A Series. The boy genius, who tackles life’s big questions in the podcast, beat out fellow nominees Michael Dargie (RebelRebel), Tyler Allen (Minds of Madness), Diana McCallum (Talk From Superheroes), and Andray Domise (Black Tea).

A testament to the popularity of the True Crime genre, Minds of Madness did pick up the inaugural People’s Choice Award, which saw the top nominated podcasts across all categories, open to voting by the general public.

Alone: A Love Story, which is also part of CBC’s podcast roster, picked up the award for Outstanding Personal Series.

The Big Story, part of the Frequency podcast network, was recognized in the Outstanding News & Current Affairs Series category, while Corus Curiouscast offering Super Awesome Science Show took the award for Outstanding Science & Medicine Series.

Anthony Marco

This year’s Goyetche Award, named for late podcasting pioneer Bob Goyetche, was awarded to Anthony Marco. Awarded to a podcaster making an impact and helping grow the community, Marco is a Hamilton-based blogger and host of lovehatethings.

Find the full list of winners and nominees here.

The Canadian Podcast Awards were established in 2018 by Podcamp Toronto to showcase the best in Canadian on-demand digital audio production. Winners were announced at an awards party in Toronto on Feb. 23, as part of the 13th Annual Podcamp Toronto un-conference, Feb. 22-24.

Connie Thiessen
Connie Thiessen
Connie has worked coast-to-coast as a reporter, editor, anchor and host at CKNW and News 1130 in Vancouver, News 95.7 and CBC in Halifax, and CFCW Edmonton, among other stations. With a passion for music, film and community service, she led News 95.7 to a 2013 Atlantic Journalism Award and regional RTDNA award for Best Radio Newscast. More recently, she was nominated for Music Journalist of the Year at Canadian Music Week 2019. To report a typo or error please email -

The Weekly Briefing - Subscribe Now – Free!

It’s your link to critical industry news, timely people moves, and excellent career advancement opportunities.

Events / Conferences