Hall of Fame Nominations are now open…plus a big HOF Announcement!

We have some exciting announcements in this week’s edition of the newsletter. We will discuss the Academy of Podcasters Hall of Fame nominations being open, let you know how to nominate your favorite podcast legends, and reveal big news regarding this year’s Hall of Fame Ceremony!

Podcasters Hall of Fame

The Academy of Podcasters Hall of Fame was started in 2015 to honor those who paved the way for podcasters, and the podcast industry, of today. Since then, we’ve inducted nearly 20 individuals into the hall, and 2018 we will continue this tradition.

We asked 2016 Hall of Fame inductee Mignon Fogarty (aka. Grammar Girl) to share her thoughts on what being inducted into the Hall of Fame meant to her.

Grammar Girl Hall of Fame

“Being part of the podcasting community is one of the things I have loved about podcasting since the very beginning, so to be honored for both my early contributions to the community and my ongoing podcast quality means the world to me. This honor is right up there with my book making the New York Times bestseller list for me.” – Mignon Fogarty (Grammar Girl)

HOF Nominations are Open Now

You, the podcast community, play a meaningful role in who will be inducted into this year’s Hall of Fame class of 2018. We invite you to nominate your picks for this year’s class, who must all meet a short set of criteria. Anyone who is eligible for nomination must:

  1. Have been involved with podcasting for at least 10 years, either as a podcaster or an active member of the podcast industry.
  2. Have promoted the art of podcasting over those 10 years.
  3. Done things to make podcasting better off because of their contributions and involvement.
  4. Be thought of highly by their podcasting peers.

Have someone awesome in mind? You can nominate a podcaster by using THIS FORM.

Once the nominations occur, every nominee will be evaluated during a selection process made up of existing Hall of Famers. The top nominees will then be announced as the 2018 Class of the Podcasters Hall of Fame, and be inducted this July at our Hall of Fame Ceremony.

Podcast Hall of Fame to be honored in their own ceremony this summer

We are pleased to announce that this year, the Academy of Podcasters Hall of Fame Ceremony will occur as its own celebration, separate from the awards show. The Hall of Fame class will be acknowledged at the awards show on July 24, but the actual inductions will happen Monday evening, July 23 at 7pm during a formal ceremony.

This invite-only ceremony will welcome all inductees with their guests, as well as all past inductees, with a limited number of tickets available to the public.

This new, exciting format allows the inductees the proper time to honor their moment. We are thrilled with this evolution, and look forward to celebrating the Hall of Fame inductees on Monday night, and the Award recipients on Tuesday night, through this new approach!

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Podcast Articles, Happenings and Tips

  • Just breaking this morning: Spreaker and BlogTalkRadio acquired by Voxnest to create an all new podcast company. Not much is known right now, but check out Voxnest’s site for the latest!


The 28 Day “Launch Your Podcast” Challenge begins tomorrow! It is likely that you, or a friend, wants to start a podcast. Could a (free) community of like minded / goal oriented future podcasters working toward starting a podcast be helpful? How about some great prizes for participants? You bet it could! Join the free 28 Day Challenge. FINAL WARNING: It starts tomorrow…so sign up today!

Podcast Movement Community Meetup in Orlando! If you are anywhere near Central Florida on Saturday, February 10 then we welcome you to come join us at this free / casual meetup from 7 pm to 10 pm. You can get more details here.

Thank you for being courageous and sharing your voice through podcasting (or making plans to do so soon). We know there is a lot of negativity out there, but want you to know that you’ve got friends in the podcast community who believe and support you.

We have more exciting news next week, but keep the conversation going in the Facebook Group in the meantime!

Team PM18

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