Heather McDonald of Juicy Scoop named host of the 2017 Academy of Podcasters Awards

The Academy of Podcasters Awards is pleased to welcome Heather McDonald as the host of this year’s Awards and Hall of Fame Ceremony. Heather is a popular touring stand-up comic as well as an Actress and NYT Best Selling Author, as well as a writer for seven seasons on Chelsea Lately. Heather is also the host of the Juicy Scoop podcast where she discusses controversial topics with fellow actors, comics and reality stars. The show averages over 1 million downloads a month, and is a featured podcast on the Wondery podcast network.

We’re thrilled to welcome Heather as the host of this year’s awards, and know that you will be laughing when Heather takes the stage to lead the Awards and Hall of Fame ceremony this year!


Speaking of the awards, don’t forget to be there to honor all of this year’s Hall of Fame inductees, and best podcast nominees. We invite you to arrive early, and stay late, by participating in all festivities August 23:

iHeartRadio Red Carpet Party
6:00PM – 7:30PM

Come early for music and drinks, both courtesy of our friends from iHeart. Plus get your picture made on the red carpet as we prepare for the AofP Awards & Hall of Fame Ceremony!

AofP Awards & Hall of Fame Ceremony
7:30PM – 9:30PM

Wondery brings us a night to honor those who have contributed in the past year, in addition to lifetime contributors to podcasting. Heather McDonald hosts the evening, filled with laughs, fun, and a few surprise appearances!

Patreon AofP After Party
9:30PM – ???

After the awards show wraps up, head around the corner to The Fifth, where our friends from Patreon are hosting the official AofP After Party. Food, drinks, and great friends await to close out the first night of Podcast Movement!