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When English professor Michelle Ephraim isn’t shaping young minds with the works of Shakespeare at WPI, she’s often behind a microphone talking about The Bard as part of the Everyday Shakespeare podcast, which has now been named a Webby-award honoree. 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. Everyday Shakespeare, which is co-hosted by Ephraim and Caroline Bicks, the Stephen E. King Chair in Literature at the University of Maine, was honored for the "Best Live Podcast Recording."

“Honorees like Caroline Bicks and Michelle Ephraim are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet,” said Claire Graves, President of The Webby Awards. “It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 13,000 projects we reviewed this year."

"The podcast has been such a satisfying combination of scholarship and outreach to a broad audience outside of the classroom,” said Ephraim. “I love creating entertaining ways to make Shakespeare accessible and relevant. It's an honor to be recognized in this way."