Best of Boston

2024 Best Podcast

“The Big Dig”

The Big Dig was more than just an endlessly delayed construction project that cost some $22 billion more than the original estimates — it also catalyzed the birth of today’s “New Boston” while simultaneously burying the elevated Central Artery and some of the city’s more unsavory past. Hosted, created, and reported by producer Ian Coss, this nine-episode GBH News series succeeds in untangling what went wrong, but also what went right — and what lessons can be learned from the ultimately successful and transformative project. Deservingly so, the podcast won the prestigious Peabody Award for storytelling excellence.