Pulitzer on the Road Radio Series

Pulitzer on the Road is now available for radio. Get it now on PRX, Content Depot, or upon request through this online form.

What makes a Pulitzer Prize winner?

Pulitzer on the Road is a new series featuring insightful and thought-provoking conversations with prize-winning authors and journalists who share the stories behind their prize-winning work. This show is based on our sister podcast of the same name.

In this first season, host Nicole Carroll travels across the country to bring you interviews between recent winners and Pulitzer judges: from fiction authors Barbara Kingsolver, Hernan Diaz, and Viet Thanh Nguyen discussing craft and their literary influences, to journalists sharing how they got the story, from international coverage of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, to national stories on the border in El Paso, to local investigative work uncovering police corruption in small town Alabama

The Pulitzer on the Road radio series is a production of the Pulitzer Prize Board at Columbia University, in collaboration with the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, and produced by Central Sound at Arizona PBS. It is supported with funding from the Knight Foundation

Pulitzer on the Road is distributed nationally for radio by PRX, Content Depot, and upon request by entering station details in the online form

Show logo and episode images are available for download here.  


Meeting Barbara Kingsolver in Appalachia

An interview between Barbara Kingsolver, Prize winner for Fiction, and Emily Ramshaw of The 19th News, on Kingsolver’s farm in Appalachia, about growing up in Appalachia, her life as a writer, and the unforgettable narrator she created in her novel, Demon Copperhead.

Caitlin Dickerson on Children at the Border

Hundreds of migrant parents and children were separated at the US-Mexico border under a Trump administration policy. Caitlin Dickerson, staff writer for The Atlantic, won for Explanatory Reporting. She visits El Paso and talks with Ginger Thompson of ProPublica.

Authors Hernan Diaz and Viet Thanh Nguyen in Conversation

Hernan Diaz, Fiction Prize winner, meets with Viet Thanh Nguyen, a Pulitzer Board member and himself a previous Fiction winner, in a New York Gilded Age mansion to discuss Trust, Diaz’s novel that explores family, wealth and ambition.

Jefferson Cowie on Freedom's Dominion in Alabama

Jefferson Cowie’s book Freedom’s Dominion gives the history of white Americans fighting for the freedom to dominate others and won the Pulitzer Prize for History. In Eufaula, Alabama, he meets with Kelly Lytle Hernandez, history professor at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Mstyslav Chernov on Being Trapped in Mariupol

Mstyslav Chernov and a team of Associated Press journalists captured the horrors of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in Mariupol. He talks about their harrowing coverage that won the prestigious Public Service Award with Nancy Barnes of the Boston Globe.

AL.com in Alabama: Small Town Shakedown

Hear about how police targeted residents of small town Brookside, Alabama, in an interview with winners for Local Reporting, John Archibald and Ashley Remkus at AL.com, and Neil Brown, president of the Poynter Institute.



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