OPB’s original podcast series “Relative Fiction” has won a 2022 Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) national Edward R. Murrow Award in the “Large Market Radio” category for podcasts.

The RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Awards are among the most prestigious in broadcast and digital news. Since 1971, they have honored outstanding achievements in broadcast and digital journalism. Award recipients demonstrate the spirit of excellence that Murrow set as a standard for the profession of broadcast and digital journalism.

Relative Fiction” is a six-episode podcast series based on the award-winning graphic memoir “Calling Dr. Laura” by writer and illustrator Nicole Georges. In the podcast, Georges embarks on an investigation to find answers about her family history after she was told her father was dead. A visit to a palm reader in her 20s confirmed her deep-seated suspicion that he was alive, and she becomes an amateur sleuth in her quest for the truth. She takes the audience on a rollercoaster of belief and identity as she pieces together the different accounts about her father and why he was kept away from her.

The series is produced by Claudia Meza and Nicole Georges. Meza also provides sound design and audio editing. Sage Van Wing of OPB is the Executive Producer, and all mixing and mastering for the series is provided by Steven Kray of OPB. All original podcast music is provided by Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs.

The RTDNA is the world’s largest professional organization devoted exclusively to broadcast and digital journalism. RTDNA’s mission is to promote and protect responsible journalism and defend the First Amendment rights of electronic journalists throughout the country.