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“The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)” Nominated for National iHeartRadio Podcast Award

[Exton, PA, February 9, 2024—]

The chart-topping sensation is the first Catholic podcast to be nominated in the “Best Spirituality / Religion Podcast” category.

Ascension’s globally popular podcast, The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)™ featuring Jeff Cavins, has been nominated in the 2024 iHeartRadio Podcast Awards competition. This is the first year that a Catholic show has earned recognition in this national, secular competition. The Bible in a Year is one of 5 finalists in the “Best Spirituality / Religion Podcast” category.

Since its January 2021 launch, The Bible in a Year has seen nearly 700 million all-time downloads, has been #1 in all categories on the Apple Podcasting charts twice for 24 days (January 2021, January 2022), and has been featured in national outlets from CBS News, to FOX News, to the New York Times.   

Podcast producer Ascension has been flooded with testimonials from listeners who say that the show has helped them find a deeper faith in God and a deeper understanding of the Bible: Bible in a Year has over 53,000 reviews on Apple Podcasts with a 4.8 / 5.0 rating. One recent review says:

Winners in each category will be announced at the iHeartPodcast Awards hosted at the Fairmont Hotel on March 11, 2024 at 8pm CT, during the SXSW Conference and Festivals in Austin, Texas.

Listen to The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz) podcast, as well as the companion podcast The Catechism in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz), for free in the Ascension App.

About Ascension

Ascension is a multimedia network and the leader in Catholic faith formation and digital content. Over the past 25 years, Ascension has helped nurture the faith of over 10 million Catholics through award-winning books, the chart-topping Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)™ podcast, more than 50 unique faith formation programs, and the Ascension Presents YouTube and media platforms.