The Academy of Podcasters are pleased to announce the Hall of Fame class for 2018. As a refresher, the Academy has an open nomination process each spring where ANYONE can nominate qualified podcasters as potential entries into the Hall of Fame. Then, existing Hall of Famers vote on the nominations to determine that year’s class. Below are this year’s inductees!
Reggie Ossé AKA Combat Jack
Reggie Ossé (July 8, 1964 – December 20, 2017) was a hip hop music attorney, executive, founding partner of the Loud Speakers Podcast Network, and host of the podcast The Combat Jack Show. He also was the host of Gimlet’s podcast Mogul. Ossé will be inducted posthumously this summer in Philadelphia.
Keith Malley and Chemda
Best known as hosts of the comedy podcast Keith and The Girl, Keith Malley and Chemda have been putting out daily shows since March 2005. Many of today’s top podcasters credit KATG as being pioneers that got them into the podcasting world! The show has been featured in dozens of publications, including the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and lead to Time Out NY naming Chemda “The Queen of Podcasting.”
Dave Jackson is an award-winning podcaster who has been podcasting since 2005, and has been the host of nearly a dozen different podcasts over the last decade. Dave is best known as the host of School of Podcasting, where he’s helped thousands of new and experienced podcasters launch their shows, and become better hosts.
Grant Baciocco is a content creator and performer who is on the forefront of all things new media. In 2004 he created the popular, family friendly podcast The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd which has been releasing episodes ever since, garnering awards and praise from iTunes, SPIN Magazine and TiVo. He has since hosted and produced the Henson.com Podcast, amongst others, and is the founder of Saturday Morning Media.
Dr. Pamela Gay is a an astronomer, writer, and podcaster who uses new media to engage people in science and technology. She is best known as the host of Astronomy Cast, where each week she takes listeners on facts-based journeys through our Cosmos. She is currently the Director of Technology and Citizen Science at the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.
Father Roderick Vonhögen is a Roman Catholic priest from the Netherlands who works as a new media broadcaster and television presenter of programming related to Catholicism and pop culture. He is best known for starting the Star Quest Production Network, the leading Catholic podcasting platform, in 2005, and as the host of The Walk and The Daily Breakfast.
Scott Johnson is a cartoonist, illustrator, designer and podcaster. In 2008, Johnson launched FrogPants Studios, an illustration and audio production company, and has since put out over a dozen different podcasts, including the award winning Film Sack and The Morning Stream. Scott has also built a vibrant online community of fans around the FrogPants network of shows, and event organized their own annual event called Nerdtacular.
We invite everyone to join us this July 24 for the Academy of Podcasters Hall of Fame Ceremony, as well as the pre and post ceremony events, live from Philadelphia. Please join us in congratulating these deserving future Hall of Famers.