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Vox Media Wins at the 2021 Webbys Awards

Today, Explained was named best news show by both the Webbys and Ambies

We’re thrilled to celebrate Vox Media’s four wins at today’s Webby Awards for work from across the Vox Media Podcast Network and the company’s video teams; on Sunday, Today, Explained also won an Ambie Award, given by the Podcast Academy honoring excellence in podcasting.

The 2021 Webby winners were selected from over 13,500 entries from all 50 U.S. states and 70+ countries, and over 2.2 million votes cast by 600,000 people in the Webby People’s Voice Awards.

Below, get to know the award-winning content: Vox’s Today, Explained, Cafe’s Stay Tuned with Preet, Recode’s Land of the Giants: The Netflix Effect, and SB Nation’s “Beef History” video series.

Watch and listen to the 2021 Webby Award winners

Today, Explained, Webby Award Winner for Best News & Politics Podcast, and Ambie Award Winner for Best News Podcast

Today, Explained is Vox’s all killer, no filler daily news podcast. Each day, the team picks one fascinating news story, and host Sean Rameswaram talks to some of the best journalists, academics, and policymakers in the world to help us all understand it better. On a recent episode, Sean spoke with Vox’s German Lopez to learn more about President Biden’s new 70% vaccination goal.

Recode’s Land of the Giants: The Netflix Effect, Webby Award Winner for Best Limited-Series Entertainment Podcast

In Recode’s Land of the Giants: The Netflix Effect, Peter Kafka and Rani Molla examine how Netflix got where it is today and whether or not it can maintain its streaming supremacy. The season features Netflix’s founders and top executives as well as its competitors, critics and more — covering everything from its unusual internal culture to its battle with Blockbuster, its disruption of Hollywood, and the upcoming streaming wars.

Cafe’s Stay Tuned with Preet, Webby People’s Voice Award Winner for Best News and Politics Individual Episode

Cafe’s “Scenes from an Impeachment” episode features an exclusive interview with Dan Goldman, the House Intelligence Committee’s Director of Investigations and Senior Adviser who was charged with leading the public questioning of impeachment witnesses. Goldman, a former federal prosecutor who served as SDNY’s Deputy Chief of Organized Crime, takes us behind the scenes of impeachment.

SB Nation’s Beef History, Webby People’s Voice Award Winner for Best Sports Video Series

The beloved series from SB Nation’s Secret Base celebrates the rivalries that electrify the sports world. From small-time feuds to legitimate beefs, the fun, fast-paced video series spotlights long-time feuds, infamous rivalries, and the history of these beefs. It’s one of the many projects that has earned the Secret Base community over 1 million YouTube subscribers and an average watch time of nearly 8 minutes and 30 seconds on each video. For new audiences, start with a fan-favorite Beef: Larry Bird and Bill Laimbeer have genuinely hated each other for over 30 years.