David is a writer, producer, and sometimes voice-actor living in Washington, D.C., but originally hailing from the suburbs of Chicago. He first got into radio theater in 2007, when he and two friends produced three original shows – Sky Pirates!, The Human Chord, and Simon Colt – with the KWUR Theater of the Air, their college radio theater company. From 2016-17, David was the host of Wondery’s Secrets, Crimes, and Audiotape, an audio fiction anthology series. For his day job, David is a professional (descriptivist!) grammarian at Khan Academy, an education nonprofit in the San Francisco Bay area. Prior to coming on board with Radio Drama Revival, David was assistant sound editor, writer, and producer with Chicago’s post-apocalyptic scifi podcast Our Fair City.
Radio Drama Revival’s history starts with Fred Greenhalgh, who kicked the show off in January of 2007. Fred’s passion for radio drama started with his discovery of the art while producing his first work, Day of the Dead. A dedicated fiction writer through high school and college, Fred found the audio format an ideal medium for his short stories and began the process of adapting the tales he’d collected over the years under the moniker of FinalRune Productions. Still, there are only so many places one can hear radio drama, and when a free air slot opened up at Portland, Maine community radio station WMPG, Fred sprung at the chance. Station management was up for a radio drama show and kerplam! Radio Drama Revival was born.
Eli is a writer, audio producer and musician based in Hamilton, Ontario. He’s been recording strange noises since he first “borrowed” his dad’s cassette player as a kid. During his five-year stint at CKMS-FM (University of Waterloo), he co-produced Philler, a weekly comedy series, and hosted a radio theatre showcase. He has also been sound designer for a raft of theatre productions in Toronto. Currently, he is the lead writer/director and sound designer of Alba Salix, Royal Physician, a fairy-tale hospital comedy podcast, and its barroom spinoff, The Axe & Crown. In 2015, Alba Salix won a Gold in the Fantasy category at the Mark Time Awards, and was a Parsec Awards finalist.
Wil Williams is a podcast critic and devout millennial living in Phoenix, Arizona, a place too hot and dry for any human to live, so perhaps Wil Williams is actually several lizards in a trench coat. They write about podcasts for Wil Williams Reviews, Discover Pods, The Podcast Host, and Polygon. She created and manages the Podcast Problems Discord server.
Elena Fernández Collins is a podcast critic and forensic sociolinguist living in Portland, OR. They write about podcasts for their own website, The Bello Collective, Discover Pods, and curate their own newsletter, Audio Dramatic. You can find them spending too much time on Twitter @ShoMarq, where they would probably like to to talk to you about having a press kit and transcripts for your podcast.
Rashika Rao is a writer and space scientist who spends her free time picnicking her way through the great Midwestern unknown. In the audio drama world, she co-produces the anthology Insula, set to premiere later this year, and makes occasional vigilante transcripts for shows that need them. She also gives a mean constellation tour (Northern Hemisphere only.)
Heather is a researcher, data nerd, and, that rarest of things, an LA native. She first got involved in RDR after host and longtime friend, David Rheinstrom, reminded her that she had agreed to do research on his creative projects at age 15; Luckily, they have both improved in their respective skillsets since then. When not giving directions to sunburnt tourists, teaching her cats to fetch, or shouting about the anachronism of having those cuffs in that era, she works at a biotech and research company.
Anne Baird is a certified mathematics nerd and business enthusiast, spending her days managing operations for a real estate investment company at her home on the Jersey Shore and most of her evenings in sessions for any one of several tabletop RPG campaigns. As one of the co-founders of Hug House Productions and co-creators of both Scoring Magic and VALENCE, Anne has jumped head first into podcasting and has no intention of slowing down.
Sean Howard is the producer and co‐director of Alba Salix and The Axe & Crown, and the Game Master of The End of Time and Other Bothers. He began as a line producer on Season 1 of Alba Salix, responsible for managing the cast, setting schedules and coordinating budgets, as well as fundraising, photography and marketing. Sean is a recovering juggler, and has dabbled in theatre as both a performer and a lighting designer. He also brings his 20+ years of marketing and advertising experience to Alba Salix. He is relatively new to the audio world, but is a podcast addict of the highest order.
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