For Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans who have been following the plethora of team focused podcasts out in the world, picking your favorites is hard to do.
In the pool of content creators there are long-time media members, fringe media, former players, and fans of the team simply looking to get their thoughts out there for everyone to hear.
One such podcast is The PewterCast, hosted and created by Brent Allen. Two years ago he brought on current co-host Ren Daxt, and the show has only expanded into more content and improved technology ever since.
Every year for the last three seasons, Brent and Ren have been holding their annual awards ceremony where the nominees are determined by a secret panel spanning all levels of influence, and the winners are determined by the fans themselves.
Of the awards, Brent had this to say,
“The PewterCast Awards Show is my favorite show of the year. The winners will actually receive a physical trophy, but I think what’s really important is not the trophy itself, but what it represents. The Pewties have always been about the fans voting. They pick the winners. That’s the real award in my opinion. But the trophy is pretty sweet too.”
You may have noticed recently that SB Nation has decided to get into the podcasting world, and Bucs Nation has been represented strongly by several members on the staff beginning this endeavor. However, none of those were around long enough to garner a nomination.
One show that did earn a nomination and subsequently a win in the ‘Podcast of the Year’ category was the Locked on Bucs podcast hosted by Bucs Nation staff members, James Yarcho and David Harrison.
Congrats to our friends @JYarcho_BUCS and @DH82_Bucs over at @lockedonbucs, voted Bucs Podcast of the Year pic.twitter.com/5goyfTkT6o— The PewterCast (@ThePewterCast) January 28, 2019
This was the show’s first ‘Pewtie’ and second-year being nominated in the category.
James and David have been with Locked on Bucs since the middle of the 2017 season, and continue to churn out relevant content with four episodes per week during the off-season and five in-season.
No doubt, helping along the way are the regular appearances by Carmen Vitali of Buccaneers.com and players like Chris Godwin and O.J. Howard.
The best part of the show according to the two hosts however, are the voicemails submitted by listeners giving their thoughts on the shows content and asking the questions ever Bucs fan wants to know the answers to.
Both were humbled by the win, and agree with Brent that while the trophy is cool, the fact it was the listeners themselves who decided it, is the real prize.
Check out all of their work on the Locked on Podcast network, and we look forward to seeing our resident Bucs Nation podcasts on the nomination list in 2020!
Other categories included the traditional slate of team awards, but also more media focused ones for fans’ favorite guest of The PewterCast during 2018.
If you didn’t catch The PewterCast Awards, you can download it or watch it on YouTube, now. We highly recommend the YouTube option.