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Spark & Fire Awards

Since its launch in 2021, Spark & Fire has won several prestigious awards, both for individual episodes and for the series as a whole. A few of them:

2022 Signal Awards

Best Experimental Podcast
GOLD:
Spark & Fire

Best Self-Improvement & Self-Help Podcast
GOLD:
Spark & Fire

Best Popular Culture & Variety Podcast
GOLD:
Spark & Fire

Best Individual Episode – Best Guest
GOLD: Turn crisis into art: Choreographer Bill T. Jones on “Afterwardsness,” his pandemic masterpiece

Best Creativity & Marketing Podcast
SILVER:
Spark & Fire

Best Inspirational Podcast
SILVER:
Spark & Fire

Best Editing
SILVER:
Spark & Fire

Best Individual Episode – Arts & Culture
SILVER: Trust your instinct: Salsa legend Rubén Blades on the iconic song “Pedro Navaja”

Best Individual Episode – Best Conversation Starter
SILVER:
Great collabs start with trust: Apollo Theater’s Kamilah Forbes on “Between the World and Me”

Best Individual Episode – Music
SILVER: How to spark others: Yo-Yo Ma on the Silk Road Project

Best Individual Episode – Television & Film:
BRONZE: Stay authentic to yourself: Randall Park on making “Always Be My Maybe”

2022 Webby Awards

Best Individual Episode — Overall

Nominee: “Knives Out” director Rian Johnson: Cultivate a child’s sense of wonder

Best Episode in Arts & Culture

Nominee: Salsa legend Rubén Blades on the iconic song “Pedro Navaja”: Trust your instinct

2021 Webby Awards

Best Individual Episode — Overall

Nominee: Turn crisis into art: Choreographer Bill T. Jones on “Afterwardsness,” his pandemic masterpiece

Best Individual Episode: Diversity & Inclusion

Nominee: Kemp Powers of “Soul”: How to make an authentic character


Spark & Fire is a WaitWhat original in partnership with the BBC.