The Pits: Best in Podcasting 2017

Editor’s Note: Feel free to post as big or as small of a list as you would like below but please keep your lists contained to these posts and do not open up your own or fill up the OT with them.  The winners will be announced alongside the other winners of The Pits on 12/20 and will be calculated by adding up your lists (10 points for first, 9 for second, etc. with 5 per awarded for unranked Top 10 lists).  Voting will be cut off some time on 12/20 so make sure to cast your ballot before then.  If you wish to change your ballot later feel free to, but please indicate clearly that you are recasting your vote to make things easier to count.

Alright, folks, welcome to The Pits 2017: Podcast Edition! I was asked to host this because I’ve been doing Pod People (formerly Podmass) for almost the entire time The Avocado has existed. I know this category will be a tough one for myself and for all the podcast fans here. Podcasts are powerful things: they can make us cry, infuriate us, and also make us laugh so hard we embarrass ourselves on the train. This is your opportunity to honor the podcasts you’ve loved the most this year. This category includes ALL podcasts: comedy or political, fiction or non, so make your choices carefully. Or don’t, I’m not the boss of you.

Cast your ballots here for your top ten podcasts of 2017 for what will hereinafter be named the Tompkins Award for Best Podcast*. I’ll post my own list below to get us started.

*Unless we change the name next year.