© 2014 HowStuffWorks

HowStuffWorks got its start at a kitchen table in 1998, and we quickly grew into an award-winning website for people of all ages. As the Web has expanded, we've also become home to a killer collection of audio podcasts and video series, plus apps for iPhone, iPad and Android. Our site gets close to 40 million unique visitors a month, and, combined, our podcasts have been downloaded hundreds of millions of times. We've also launched new websites for our podcasts, including Stuff You Should Know and Stuff You Missed in History Class, which are both in the iTunes Top 20.

Here's a rundown of our honors and awards.

Webby Awards

  • People's Voice Award, Mobile & Apps – Stuff You Should Know, 2014
  • Honoree, Mobile & Apps – Stuff You Missed in History Class, 2014
  • People's Voice Award, Weird – Stuff to Blow Your Mind, 2014
  • People's Voice Award, Radio/Podcasts - HowStuffWorks, 2013
  • Honoree, Radio & Podcasts – Stuff You Should Know, 2012
  • Honoree, Best Web Personality/Host – Stuff You Should Know, 2012
  • Honoree, Education & Reference (Handheld Devices), 2012
  • Honoree, Best Web Personality/Host – Josh and Chuck Know Stuff You Should Know, 2011
  • Webby Award, Mobile & Apps, 2011
  • People's Voice Awards, Mobile & Apps, 2011
  • Honoree, Web, Do you know HowStuffWorks, 2011
  • Honoree, Web, HowStuffWorks.com Podcasts, 2010
  • Honoree, Education, HowStuffWorks, 2010
  • People's Voice Award, Best Copy/Writing, 2008
  • Webby Award, Best Copy/Writing, 2007
  • People's Voice Award, Best Copy/Writing, 2007
  • Webby Award, Education, 2007
  • People's Voice Award, Education, 2007
  • Honoree, Web, 2005
  • People's Voice Award, Science, 2003

W3 Awards

  • Best In Show, Mobile Applications – Reference and Ebooks, 2011
  • Gold Award, Mobile Applications – Education, 2011
  • Silver Award, HowStuffWorks.com, 2011
  • Gold Award, General Website – Education, 2010
  • Gold Award, Website Features – Copy or Writing, 2010
  • Silver Award, HowStuffWorks.com, 2010
  • Gold Award, Blogs, 2009
  • Silver Award, Guides/Ratings/Reviews, 2009
  • Silver Award, Education, 2009
  • Silver Award, Structure and Navigation, 2009
  • Silver Award, Podcasts, 2009
  • Silver Award, Humor and Comedy, 2009
  • Gold Award, Education, 2008
  • Gold Award, Best Copy or Writing, 2008
  • Gold Award, Best Home Page, 2008
  • Silver Award, Best Navigation and Structure, 2008

Interactive Media Awards

  • Outstanding Achievement, HowStuffWorks.com Website, 2010
  • Outstanding Achievement, "Do you know HowStuffWorks.com?", 2009

Communicator Awards

  • Interactive Excellence – Blog – Cultural, 2011
  • Interactive Excellence – Website – Copy or Writing, 2011
  • Interactive Excellence – Mobile Apps – Education, 2011
  • Interactive Excellence – Mobile Apps – Entertainment, 2011
  • Video Excellence – Commercials – Use of Humor, 2010
  • Interactive Excellence – Websites – Education, 2010
  • Video Excellence – Commercials – Student, 2009
  • Interactive Excellence – Newsletter, 2009
  • Interactive Excellence – Podcasts – Education, 2009
  • Integrative Excellence – Integrated Campaign, 2009
  • Video Distinction – Commercials – Entertainment/Amusement, 2009
  • Video Distinction – Commercials – Use of Humor, 2009
  • Interactive Distinction – Website – Education, 2009
  • Interactive Distinction – Website – Copy or Writing, 2009
  • Interactive Distinction – Website – Visual Appeal, 2009
  • Interactive Distinction – Podcasts – Entertainment, 2009
  • Interactive Distinction – Podcasts – General, 2009
  • Interactive Distinction – Podcasts – Technology, 2009

Web Marketing Association's WebAwards

  • Education Standard of Excellence, 2011
  • Outstanding Website, 2010
  • Education Standard of Excellence, 2009
  • Education Standard of Excellence, 2008
  • Technology Standard of Excellence, 2008
  • Education Standard of Excellence, 2007
  • Information Services Standard of Excellence, 2007

Other Awards