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American Prodigy: Freddy Adu Nominated For Best Limited Series Documentary Podcast
In the 25th Annual Webby Awards
Fans Can Vote Online to Help American Prodigy: Freddy Adu Win: vote.webbyawards.com
[LOS ANGELES, CA] — [April 20, 2021] – Blue Wire Podcasts is pleased to announce today that American Prodigy: Freddy Adu has been nominated for Best Limited Series Documentary Podcast in the 25th Annual Webby Awards. This is Blue Wire Podcasts’ first Webby nomination.
In the podcast, soccer journalist Grant Wahl retraces the legend of Freddy Adu as he went from superstar to one of the biggest “what ifs,” asking, what determines who “makes it,” who “doesn’t,” and what does all of it say about us? The limited series premiered in November 2020 and was hosted by the veteran journalist Grant Wahl who was inspired by his previous coverage of Freddy Adu and the media’s obsession with young athletic talent.
"We couldn't be happier about working with Grant on our first narrative series and thankful that he took a chance and trusted us with this story. All credit goes to producers Jon Yales and Harry Swartout, and the entire BW Studio team who've set the standard for future seasons of American Prodigy and Blue Wire narrative podcasts, of which there will be many," says Peter Moses, Blue Wire’s VP of Content.
Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet.
As a nominee, American Prodigy: Freddy Adu is also eligible to win a Webby People’s Voice Award, which is voted online by fans across the globe. From now until May 8th, American Prodigy fans can cast their votes at vote.webbyawards.com.
About Blue Wire Podcasts:
Blue Wire is a sports podcasting platform bringing together the next generation of journalists, influential fans, commentators – from social media to developing former athletes.
About The Webby Awards:
Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites and Mobile Sites, Video, Advertising, Media & PR, Apps and Software, Social, Podcasts, Games, and Virtual & Remotes. Established in 1996, this year’s Webby Awards received nearly 13,500 entries from all 50 states and 70 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: WP Engine, Marketerhire, Slack, YouGov, BASIC, KPMG, Wall Street Journal, AIGA, Podcast Movement, Fast Company, and Social Media Week.