Bill Healy

Bill Healy (he/him) has spent his life listening to people. At age 10, he started writing a weekly newspaper column called the Youth Perspective, about the suburb where he grew up.

Bill has transformed his curiosity into a career, first as an intern at Chicago’s public radio station, then later as a freelance journalist and teacher. "Somebody", an investigative podcast Bill produced with the Invisible Institute, was a finalist for the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in Audio Reporting. Bill enjoys mentoring younger reporters. For several years, he supported a small but dedicated team of students in Gary, Indiana, to create a podcast that drew national attention to a dump being built across the street from their school. Bill is currently working on two new podcasts: One about the potential of the parole process to lessen mass incarceration, and another podcast building on the work of his hero, Studs Terkel.


Without further ado... here are the eleven extraordinary stories reflect the finest work in the narrative audio industry & push the boundaries of audio storytelling, selected by these 20 judges, and in the categories of... Best New Artist, Radio Impact, Best News Feature, Audio Unbound, Best Documentary: Short, Best Documentary: Non-English Language, Best Serialized Story, Best Documentary (Gold, Silver, Bronze), and Directors’ Choice:

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