We won a major national award!

Willow Belden Out There PRNDI Award

Wonderful news: Out There won a PRNDI award this weekend. 

PRNDI, or Public Radio News Directors Incorporated, is an association of public radio reporters, producers, and editors from across the country. Their annual awards celebrate the best audio stories of the year -- kind of like the Oscars for public radio -- and we're thrilled to announce that Out There took first place in the independent podcast category. We make Out There because we love telling inspiring stories about the outdoors, and it's an honor to be recognized this way by respected colleagues in the industry. 

The story that received the award is called High on Failure. It's about one woman's attempt at an 888-km trail running race in the mountains of Vermont, and it explores why failure can actually be a good thing. If you haven't already heard it...well, we're not the only ones who think it's worth a listen.

This is the second year that Out There has received a PRNDI award; last year we won second place in the independent podcast category for the story Failure in Success. And this spring, we received two regional awards from the Society of Professional Journalists.