The awards will be handed out at a special gala on May 3 at the Soho CaixaBank Theater in Malaga.
The awards, organized by PRISA Audio and Cadena SER, enjoy the collaboration of Malaga Town Hall, the Malaga Provincial Council and the Junta de Andalucía, and are sponsored by Amazon Music and Audible.
The prizes honor the most outstanding work and podcasters of 2022, and this year received 1,178 submissions from 18 countries.
PRISA Audio sets the gold standard in the industry by clocking up 574 million downloads and 971 million listening hours last year – a year-on-year increase of 39% and 17%, respectively.
The figures, provided by Triton Digital’s Streaming Metrics Monthly Ranker, are testament to PRISA’s leadership as an audio producer.
With 1,200 podcasts, and partnerships with Podimo, Amazon Music, Audible, Spotify and Penguin Random House, PRISA Audiotops the weekly aggregator charts with podcasts such as Nadie sabe Nada, Estirando el Chicle and Hoy en El País.
The audio division's advertising revenue grew 43% over the previous year.
Caso 63, Marion Reimers, La esfera, Deforme semanal ideal total, Molo Cebrián and El Terrat are among the 21 winners of the 1st Ondas World Podcast Awards
The hosts of podcast Estirando el chicle, Carolina Iglesias and Victoria Martín, presented the awards gala.
The creators of podcast Menudo Cuadro, David Andújar and David Insúa, enlivened proceedings by interviewing guests and winners on the red carpet.
The ceremony, attended by more than 600 guests, brought together local and regional government dignitaries and business leaders from Malaga, as well as leading figures from the worlds of culture, journalism and the audio and podcast industry.
Organized by PRISA Audio and Cadena SER, in collaboration with Spotify, these awards have already established themselves as a key event in the calendar for the podcast sector in the Spanish-speaking world.