Members of the Podcast Peer Awards nominate shows for various categories.
A Show can be nominated for multiple categories.
Any PPA member can nominate any show. Other members then vote for or
against a show. Each member has one vote per show/category. A
show's score is the number of "yes" votes minus the number
of "no" votes. A show must have a score of five or more
to qualify as a finalist. Members spend three months selecting the
finalists. (Why so long? Members are honor bound to listen to shows
before voting for or against them.)
The five shows with the highest score in any category become finalists.
(If there are not at least three qualifiers in a category that category
is retired for the current contest.) Members have a month and a half
to pick the best from the finalists.
Then we announce the results and post them here, providing you with
a list of some of the very best podcasts in the known universe.