FRONTLINE & the BBC’s Podcast “I’m Not A Monster” Honored With an Ambie Award


May 17, 2021
Anne Husted Series Publicity Manager, FRONTLINE

This weekend, the Podcast Academy honored I’m Not A Monster — FRONTLINE’s 10-part podcast series in collaboration with BBC Sounds and BBC Panorama — with an Ambie for “Best Documentary Podcast.”

Hosted, written and reported by Josh Baker, I’m Not A Monster follows Baker’s years-long reporting expedition to uncover the truth about an American family’s journey from Indiana to the self-proclaimed ISIS caliphate and back. I’m Not A Monster is produced by Max Green and Joe Kent, and the production assistant is Lucie Sullivan. Additional production is from James Edwards.

“For the team and I to be honoured like this after years of work means a huge amount,” says Baker. “I am really grateful to the Academy and all those who voted for Monster. Congratulations to the other winners and nominees.”

“We’re thrilled to see Josh Baker’s intrepid, years-in-the-making reporting recognized by the Podcast Academy in this way. We are grateful to the producers on this project and to our partners at BBC Panorama and BBC Sounds for their help in sharing this story with listeners around the world,” says Raney Aronson-Rath, FRONTLINE executive producer.

This is FRONTLINE’s first Ambie. According to the website for the Ambies, these new audio awards are aimed to “celebrate excellence in podcasting and elevate awareness and status of podcasts as a unique and personal medium for entertainment, information, storytelling and expression.”

FRONTLINE’s original podcast series The FRONTLINE Dispatch was also recognized with an Ambie nomination for “Best Interview Podcast.”

You can read a full list of this year’s Ambie award winners here and listen to the award-winning audio series I’m Not A Monster on PodcastsSpotify or wherever you get your podcasts.

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