‘New Heights’ Podcast, Hosted by Travis and Jason Kelce, Wins Top Prize at iHeartPodcast Awards

New Heights, hosted by Jason and Travis Kelce, took home the prize of podcast of the year at iHeartMedia’s 2024 iHeartPodcast Awards.

The awards show, held Monday night in Austin, Texas at the Fairmont Hotel, also saw top prizes awarded to Bobbi Althoff’s Really Good Podcast for best emerging podcast, Shannon Sharpe’s Club Shay Shay for best sports podcast, Paul Scheer’s How Did This Get Made? for best TV and film podcast and best comedy podcast to Adam Devine and Blake Anderson’s This Is Important. 

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The Kelces, whose podcast launched in September 2022 and covers football as well as pop culture and their own lives, accepted the award via video and thanked their fan base – the 92 percenters – as well as Taylor Swift fans, given that Travis is dating the pop star.

“Listen, this is an incredible honor, especially for two jabronis like us, to receive an award like this is beyond humbling and we would be remiss if we didn’t immediately thank all of the 92 percenters out there — aka Swifties — who voted for us to win this award,” Jason said.

“Thank you guys for everything. We truly do have the best fanbase in the entire world,” Travis said.

In the Icon Awards categories, which honor groundbreaking contributions to the industry, Wrongful Conviction hosts Maggie Freleng and Jason Flom received the Social Impact Icon Award. Jonathan Goldstein, host of the Heavyweight podcast, received the 2024 Pioneer Icon Award.

The podcast Rotten Mango received the Innovator Award presented by YouTube.

Full list of winners:

Podcast of the Year presented by The Hartford:

  • New Heights

Best Business & Finance:

  • How I Built This

Best Comedy:

  • This Is Important

Best Crime:

  • Crime Junkie

Best Pop Culture:

  • Watch What Crappens

Best Food Podcast Award Presented by Planet Oat:

  • Sporkful

Best Wellness & Fitness:

  • On Purpose with Jay Shetty

Best History:

  • Revisionist History

Best Kids & Family:

  • Good Inside with Dr. Becky

Best Music:

  • Popcast

Best News:

  • Pivot

Best Fiction:

  • The Mantawauk Caves

Best Sports:

  • Club Shay Shay

Best Science:

  • Radio Lab

Best Technology:

  • Hard Fork

Best Ad Read:

  • SmartLess

Best Overall Host:

  • Laci Mosley (Scam Goddess)

Best Overall Ensemble:

  • New Heights

Best Political:

  • Pod Save America

Best TV & Film:

  • How Did This Get Made?

Best Spanish Language:

  • Leyendas Legendarias

Best Advice / Inspirational:

  • We Can Do Hard Things with Glennon Doyle

Best Beauty & Fashion:

  • Lipstick On The Rim

Best Travel:

  • Atlas Obscura

Best Green:

  • Climate of Change

Best Spirituality & Religion:

  • Woman Evolve with Sarah Jakes Roberts

Best Branded Podcast: 

  • Symptomatic (Novartis)

Best Emerging:

  • The Really Good Podcast with Bobbi Althoff

Best International:

  • The Imperfects (Australia)

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