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Spire Communications named a finalist for prestigious podcast award

“Voices from DARPA” Recognized As Among The Best In Knowledge, Science, And Technology

Alexandria, VA, February 16, 2024 — Spire Communications has been nominated by The Podcast Academy for its coveted Award for Excellence in Audio (the Ambies®) in the Knowledge, Science, and Technology category.

Spire received the nomination for “Voices from DARPA,” a monthly podcast produced on behalf of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The Ambies recognize excellence in storytelling, on-air talent, scriptwriting, and production across more than 15 categories.

“We are honored to be recognized by the Ambies,” said Ivy Eckerman, Spire Communications’ CEO. “Our team at DARPA truly excels at translating complex scientific and technical topics into accessible and engaging stories. This nomination underscores our commitment to fostering curiosity and promoting understanding in the ever-evolving landscape of knowledge and innovation.”

Voices from DARPA” shares the institutional know-how, vision, process, and history that have helped drive the U.S. innovation ecosystem for nearly 60 years. It was nominated alongside podcasts from Vox Media and Sony, as well as the viral indie podcasts Darknet Diaries and Big Deep.

The winners of the Ambies will be announced on March 26, 2024.

Spire is known for its deep knowledge and experience helping government, technology, health, and science organizations capture and promote the work they do to improve people’s lives.

About Spire Communications

Spire Communications is a small, woman-owned business that works with government, technology, health, and science organizations to capture and promote the work they do to improve people’s lives. The agency’s senior-level team offers clients a full range of services and has earned a reputation for handling complex marketing and communications needs for some of the biggest names in government and industry. By capturing their stories and sharing them through various channels, Spire aims to improve lives and foster a deeper understanding of the world. For more information, visit

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