Winner of the 2020 Webby Awards in Podcasts: Technology
Webby Awards

Winner of the 12th annual Shorty Awards for Best Podcast
Shorty Awards

Winner of the 2020 Communicator Award of Excellence for Best Documentary Podcasts for Ep 47 Project Raven
Communicator Awards

Winner of the 2020 European Security Blogger Awards for "Best Podcast"

Winner of the 2019 European Security Blogger Awards for "Best new cybersecurity podcast"
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Winner of the 2018 Quartz Casties for best Technology episode

Runner up in 2018 Discover Pods award for the best Technology podcast
Discover Pods


"Neatly edited and charmingly presented by Jack Rhysider, the podcast does occasionally stray into nerdiness, but it’s chock-full of real-life examples of when our virtual lives fail."
The Guardian


"Darknet Diaries delves into the cybercrimes that are happening right under your nose. Some of these may hit a little too close to home: Cover your laptop camera, throw that iPhone in the river, and hang out in that weird no-reception corner or your home."


One of the top 10 podcasts that stood out in 2018.
"Here’s a true-crime podcast with no blood, no bodies. Jack Rhysider’s investigation of privacy hacks, data breaches, and cyber crime will leave you wondering why there aren’t more hacks, breaches, and cyber crime." Vulture


"Darknet Diaries is very much in the vain of This American Life, where storytelling is mixed with investigative techniques to provide a strong narrative with real people at its core."
Irish Times


"Rhysider’s hypnotic narration and deep expertise creates results that are never less than gripping."
New York Times


"Darknet Diaries is a podcast about all things cybercrime and the deep, dark side of the web. Host Jack Rhysider will have you taking a second look at all your favorite gadgets."
Marie Claire


One of The Best Channel Podcasts Of 2019


"Darknet Diaries focuses on technology and cybercrime. It is nice to view security from the bad guys’ point of view to gain a broader perspective on security."


"Most people, tech executives included, have no idea what really happens on the dark side of the internet—despite cybersecurity quickly becoming the chief concern of many boardrooms. Darknet Diaries is my go-to podcast for hacker culture and antics."


"Darknet Diaries is full of gripping insights into a secret world."
Smashing Magazine


"Host Jack Rhysider is your perfect guide into this shady yet fascinating parallel universe to the world wide web most of us live in."


"Rhysider is an affable and earnest host as he decodes the mysteries of the internet in an accessible way, which is no easy task."


"Anyone with an interest in hacking and cybercrime will appreciate this investigative podcast from Jack Rhysider."


"This Venn diagram of technology and true crime peers under the rocks of the cyber world, interviewing hackers, security checkers, and professional analysts. Jack Rhysider’s storytelling technique is particularly entertaining as he makes each interviewee the quotable part of their own story while he focuses on the facts. "


"Indie true crime podcast, Darknet Diaries, dives deep into the types of crimes that hit very close to home right now. The technological aspect is explored in depth and in an accessible fashion for all listeners with stellar production values."
Discover Pods


100 Outstanding Podcasts of 2018
Bello Collective


"The amount of explanation is just enough for any listener to dive in without feeling out of their depths in jargon. Each episode is riveting while also feeling like a cautionary tale."
Wil Williams


Episode 17 "Finn" was adapted and featured on the podcast Snap Judgment.
Snap Judgment



"Not bad."