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Press & Awards

2022 National Association of Black Journalists

Winner, Podcast (Commentary and Discussion) for Arc of Justice, From Here to Equality

(Other nominees: CNN: Silence is Not an Option with Don Lemon; MSNBC: Into America: Blood On Black Wall Street; 70 Million podcast: When “Bail Reform” Isn’t; The Stoop: Head on a Swivel)

2022 CASE Awards

Winner, National, Bronze Circle of Excellence Award (Podcast, Occasional) for Arc of Justice, From Here to Equality

2022 Gracie Award

Winner, Series (Radio Non-Commercial Local) for Arc of Justice, From Here to Equality

2020 National Association of Science Writers

Honorable Mention, Excellence in Institutional Writing for A Green Idea to Power Rural Nepal

2020 Hyperallergic

Recommended: Reparations: How it Could Happen

2019 The New Republic

The article Millennial Parents are Failing Their Children featured our episode: How Parenthood Affects Climate Change Skeptics

2019 CASE Awards

2018 NPR One

How Criminals Get Their Guns was featured in the NPR One app.

2018 Working@Duke Magazine

Featured in the article, “New Ways to Tell a Story.” “Now in its third season, the podcast combines faculty research, compelling human stories and nuanced sound design, to give Sanford’s scholarly output a new, approachable platform.”

2018 CASE Awards

  • Winner, Regional, Special Merit Award for Online Innovation/Experimentation
  • Winner, Regional, Award of Excellence for Green or Sustainable Publication

2017 The News & Observer

“…carefully crafted and professionally produced…” Article >>

2017 Duke Chronicle

Featured in the article, How the Podcast Movement Has Taken Duke

2017 The Chronicle of Higher Education

Ways & Means producers wrote this article: 10 Things We Learned Producing a Podcast at a University 

2017 The News & Observer

“Produced by a veteran team of public policy experts and journalists, ‘Ways & Means’ probes and pokes at the ongoing experiment that is American democracy.” Article >>

2017 BOLD

Featured in the “Podcasts Worth Hearing” series.

2017 Apple Podcast review

“As a public policy analyst, this podcast gives me hope when I feel burnt out and challenges me to think about how the greatest good can be achieved for the greatest number of people…”

2017 Apple Podcast review

“I have a new, favorite podcast: Ways & Means, produced at Duke. Engaging and intelligent programs about public policy.”

2016 Scene on Radio podcast / Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University

Recommendation: “Illuminating stuff, check it out.”

2016 Sampler podcast / Gimlet Media


2016 Apple Podcast review

“The show does a great job of taking a complex issue and using real people’s stories to illustrate the problems and possible solutions.”

2016 Decode DC podcast / Scripps

“We came across a fantastic new podcast…”