Peabody Award Nominee: CDS Podcast’s "Seeing White" Series

A photo of John Biewen beside the Scene on Radio logo.

Scene on Radio: Seeing White producer John Biewen. Photograph by Kathryn Banas.

The Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) is pleased to announce that a series on its Scene on Radio podcast, produced by CDS audio director John Biewen, has been nominated for a 2018 Peabody Award. The podcast aims to explore human experience and the society we’re making for ourselves in America.

In the Peabody-nominated Season 2 series Seeing White, Biewen, along with an array of leading scholars and regular guest Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika, explore whiteness in America—where it came from, what it means, and how it works. “Whiteness, and white supremacy, are the water we swim in as Americans,” Biewen writes in a story about the series for the Oxford American. “I invite our listeners to come on a journey with me, to try, together, to get better at seeing the water. . . . No journalism I’ve ever done has drawn so many comments along the lines of, This should be required listening for all Americans.

Out of approximately 1,200 entries, Seeing White is among 60 finalists for the prestigious award, which honors the most compelling and empowering stories released every year in electronic media. Peabody Award winners in the Radio/Podcast category will be announced on Tuesday, April 24.

Selected media on Seeing White:
Oxford American 


Los Angeles Review of Books 


STAY TUNED: Season 3 of CDS's Scene on Radio podcast will launch this summer, featuring a new series produced by John Biewen—MEN.