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“The Bible in a Year” Voted Top Podcast in Religion and Spirituality at “The People’s Choice” Podcast Awards

[Exton, PA, October 1, 2021—] The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)™ featuring Jeff Cavins received recognition in multiple categories at the 2021 People’s Choice Podcast Awards last night:

  • Winner: Religion & Spirituality category
  • Winner: Fr. Mike Schmitz named one of the Top 5 Podcast “Influencers of the Year”
  • Finalist: The Adam Curry People’s Choice Award category

Award winners and “Influencer of the Year” are chosen by popular vote.

In his acceptance video, Fr. Mike shared his gratitude to the listeners who supported the podcast’s nomination:

“This is an incredible honor. Obviously, none of the credit goes to me, because this is God’s Word. I want to thank the Lord himself for giving us his Word. Also, I just really want to thank The Bible in a Year community, because people have journeyed for a couple hundred of days or more to be able to get through the Bible. It’s been really incredible to receive your support.”

Bible in a Year by the Numbers

  • 3 Billion – total minutes of podcast listening YTD
  • 125 Million – cumulative downloads YTD
  • 430 Thousand – average downloads per day
  • 365 Days – of episodes covering the entire Catholic Bible (by December 31, 2021)

About The Bible in a Year Podcast

The Bible in a Year podcast saw meteoric success at its 2021 launch, shooting to top of the Apple Podcast charts and becoming:

  • #1 Podcast in all categories – January 2 – 18, 2021
  • #1 Podcast in Religion & Spirituality – December 22, 2020 – July 7, 2021

The show remains in the Top 30 in all categories, and in the Top 3 religion and spirituality podcasts, as of this writing. (Source: Apple Podcasts charts)

wNYC’s Alison Stewart has called it, “the breakout podcast of 2021.”

The show features Fr. Mike Schmitz reading through Ascension’s entire Great Adventure Catholic Bible in 365 episodes, providing commentary, reflection, and prayer along the way.

The Bible in a Year podcast follows a reading plan inspired by The Great Adventure Bible Timeline, a ground-breaking approach to understanding salvation history developed by renowned Catholic Bible scholar Jeff Cavins. For each of the 12 periods in the timeline, Jeff joins Fr. Mike for a special episode introducing that section.

The Bible in a Year website promises: “With this podcast, you won’t just read the Bible in a year … you’ll finally understand how all the pieces of the Bible fit together to tell an amazing story that continues in your life today!

About The People’s Choice Podcast Awards

As described on its website, the People’s Choice Podcast Awards:

“Is the longest running premier podcast awards event in the podcasting space open to shows worldwide. Designed from the beginning to allow fans to show their appreciation by nominating their favorite participating shows. Culminating with a live streamed awards show during the 2021 International Podcast day live event.”