2017 Inductees

These 2017 Hall of Fame inductees will be inducted on August 23 at the Academy of Podcasters Awards and Hall of Fame Ceremony.

Brian Ibbott


Brian Ibbott is best known for his podcast Coverville. Coverville is a podcast that started in 2004, produced every Wednesday, that focuses on cover songs – a new rendition of a previously recorded song. Coverville is one of the longest running podcasts in the iTunes Store, and also is in the top rankings for overall episode numbers. The show has won multiple awards over the years, and has been nominated as an AofP Awards finalist for Best Music Podcast.

Dan Klass

The Bitterest Pill

Dan Klass has been releasing the award-winning The Bitterest Pill since 2004. Dan also co-wrote Podcast Solutions: The Complete Guide to Audio/Video Podcasting. Dan has produced and consulted for companies like Speedo, Grey Advertising and Big Brothers/Sisters under his company Jacket Media, since 2005. He is a proud member of the Academy of Podcasters, and is a podcast instructor at UCLA university.

Luria Petrucci (aka. Cali Lewis)

Live Streaming Pros

Luria Petrucci is a pioneer in the podcasting and live streaming world, known for her shows GeekBeat.TV and GeekBrief.TVm amongst others. Since 2005, she’s grown an audience of 2 million social followers, and has produced and hosted video & live streams for her own communities, Samsung, Panasonic, AT&T, OnStar, DISH Network, Verizon FiOS, Bausch + Lomb, BBC Click. and more. You can find the majority of her work now on Geeks Life.

Rob Greenlee

Spreaker Live Show / New Media Show

Rob Greenlee is the Head of Podcast Content at Spreaker and Adore Podcast Network. Rob was formerly with PodcastOne as EVP/CTO, and for six years was the Business Manager and Content Manager for podcasts at Microsoft Zune, Xbox and Windows Phone. Rob currently hosts the Spreaker Live Show podcast, and co-hosts the New Media Show. He is also former lead host of WebTalk World Radio Show; recognized as the first nationally syndicated radio program in the world to begin podcasting, on Sept 15th, 2004.

Contributions to Podcasting

This award honors those who, while not podcasters themselves, have made significant contributions to the podcast industry. These can be podcast networks, companies, or anything else that would not typically be eligible for the Hall of Fame induction, but deserve to be recognized. The selections are made solely by the board of directors, with input from the Academy.