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.
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.