Show Makes History With Podcasting Livestreaming App; Guy Kawasaki Wins Best Show 2020 At Golden Crane Podcast Awards

FIRST Podcast Awards Show to be Livestreamed as a Podcast; Guy Kawasaki Wins Best New Show 2020

NEW YORK – Dec. 30, 2020 — The Golden Crane Podcast Awards from the Asian AmericanPodcasters Association made history as the FIRST podcast awards show to be livestreamed as a podcast onTuesday, and Guy Kawasaki’s Remarkable People wins Best New Show 2020, officials said.

“It’s an exciting time for podcasting right now,” AAP co-founder Andrew Wang said. “We’re so thrilled forGuy Kawasaki and his team for their work on Remarkable People.”

Close to 100 submissions from across the globe, including Malaysia, India, Australia and England, entered to win the 15 categories offered this year, Wang said.

“Our inaugural podcast awards show brought out the industry’s leading talent among Asian and AsianAmerican podcast creators,” AAP co-founder Lee Uehara said. “This includes the work of kid podcasters.”

AAP also made podcast history because the show was aired live as a podcast via Podbean’s app. People who could not attend the virtual show were able to listen on any device at any location.

“The Podbean team is excited to be able to support these awards and the community of AAP. We love seeing more initiatives to honor creators and recognize the diverse voices in podcasting,” Podbean’sShannon Martin said. “What a great way to celebrate the end of a big year for podcasts and have some funon Podbean Live!”

The AAP Golden Crane Awards 2021 will be held on December 21, 2021. Submissions will be accepted from November 1, 2021. All are welcome.AAP (Asian American Podcasters Association), a nonprofit, is the first organization of its kind for AAPI podcasters. Its mission is to showcase, strengthen and encourage AAPIs to share their voices, stories, and talents with the world. AAP is inclusive, and all are welcome to join.

Golden Crane Winners 2020:

BEST NEW SHOW 2020: Guy Kawasaki’s Remarkable People
BEST COMEDY SHOW: Urgent Care
BEST INTERVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PODCASTER: Little Mind Chats
BEST PRODUCTION ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PODCASTER: Seraphina Speaks
BEST SOUND DESIGN: Shoes OffPage
AAP ADVANCEMENT & ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Asia America: The Ken Fong Podcast
BEST EDITING: Stories with Sapphire
BEST COVER ART: Militantly Mixed
BEST COVERAGE OF COVID-19 RELATED ISSUES: A Better Life?
BEST COMMUNITY OUTREACH: The Tao of Self Confidence
BEST INTERVIEW SKILLS: Future Hindsight with Mila Atmos
GENERAL EXCELLENCE IN REPORTING: Model Minority
BEST COVERAGE OF AAPI ISSUES: Self Evident: Asian America’s Stories
BEST COVERAGE OF RACIAL ISSUES: AuthEthnic
AAP MOST VALUABLE MEMBER AWARD:Theresa Yuan, Dorinda Wong, Joon Han, Kimyung Kim
HONORABLE MENTIONS: #Impact, Let’s Have This Conversation, We The Peeps, Smart Venture Podcast – Grace Gong, Richer Soul

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