I think that's normal. When you have several favorites of something (bands, artists, movies, TV-shows, ...) and HAVE to pick just one as the very best, you have to put criteria into the mix. Otherwise you can never pick just one. And yes; if I know that my #1 doesn't appreciate the award at all, I'd might rather give it to my #2.
Fair point, I wasn't really aware of this. Do all podcasts apps get the content from the same source file?
Also I do understand your point now that an awards can be popularity over quality. But I still wouldn't mind receiving an award as a compliment if I were you.
Quoted from FalconPunch:
I am only speaking for myself. Martin is gagging for any awards he can stick on his massive trophy shelf.
Well then I hope that if you win a TWIPY you won't throw it away in the trash and let Martin put it up on his shelf then.