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‘Bible in a Year’ up for iHeart Podcast award; fans can vote

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J-P Mauro - published on 02/10/24

In 2023, the Bible in a Year (With Father Mike Schmitz) podcast drew 151 million downloads, bringing its total downloads up to 660 million. 

On December 31, 2021, Fr. Mike Schmitz completed the massive undertaking of reading and illuminating the Holy Bible in its entirety for Ascension’s Bible in a Year (BIY) podcast. Two years later, it remains #18 on Apple’s podcast ranking in all categories, while retaining #1 in Religion and Spirituality. Now, for the first time, BIY is up for the prestigious iHeart Podcast award and all fans can help it win. 

The nominees for the 2024 iHeart Podcast awards were announced on February 5, with hundreds of shows in consideration for 29 categories. “Bible in a Year (With Father Mike Schmitz)” is in consideration for the Religion and Spirituality category, with competitors such as: “Elevation with Steve Furtick,” “On Being with Krista Tippett,” “The Bible Recap,” and “Woman Evolve with Sarah Jakes Roberts.”

Bible in a Year has had banner years since its release in 2021. Even two years removed from its release, it continued to dominate the Religion and Spirituality category, while remaining high on the overall list of podcasts. In 2023, the podcast drew 151 million downloads, bringing its total downloads up to 660 million. 

Visit iHeart media to learn more about the iHeart Podcast awards.

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