“Threshold” and three other podcasts win Peabody Awards.

The 2019 Peabody Awards winners are announced (oddly not referenced as 2020 winners), and they include four podcasts in the News, Radio/Podcasts category:

  • Threshold / The Refuge (Montana Public Radio)
  • In the Dark (APM Reports)
  • Dolly Parton’s America (WNYC)
  • Have You Heard George’s Podcast? (BBC)

We heard from Montana Public Radio about Threshold. They quote Jeffrey P. Jones, executive director of Peabody. ““This year’s winners are a vibrant collective of inspiring, innovative, and powerful stories. True to the spirit and legacy of Peabody, our winners are also distinguished by the presence and resilience of many emerging and diverse voices.”

“I’m so grateful to everyone who shared their stories with us, especially people in Kaktovik and Arctic Village, ” said Amy Martin, founder and executive producer of Threshold. “The fight over the refuge isn’t only about wilderness vs. development — there are long-standing social justice issues at play here, too. I hope this honor from Peabody helps to highlight how environmental stories are inseparable from issues of racism, colonialism, and human rights.”


Brad Hill