Gervais' podcast has been somewhat controversial as earlier this year it became one of (perhaps the only?) pay-per-listen podcast. Nobody thought the model would work, but it seems to be.
Gervais and his side-kick Karl Pilkington are, evidently, very funny people.
Wired has always paid attention to The Next Big Thing (TNBT), so it's no surprise to see podcasts on the list of Rave award winners, but it's still nice.