I'm not sure how accurate that is. I'm a podcaster and I only listen to about 5 shows a week and they're pretty much the same shows each week. I'd hardly call myself a 'ferreter', but I'm willing to find out that I'm in the minority.
In any event, if you have a podcast that you'd like to nominate, head on over to Podcast Peer Awards and have at 'er. Finalists will be announced September 1st and winners on October 1st.