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46: Sayre Quevedo

August 21st, 2020


Sayre Quevedo is a producer at VICE. “I'm not like a cinephile at all but in a movie nobody says, ‘And then he revealed to me a deep, dark secret.' You discover the deep, dark secret as the main character is learning …

45: Bianca Giaever

July 16th, 2020


Bianca Giaever is the host of Constellation Prize and a producer at The Daily.

"My favorite radio stories are ones that were passion projects to begin …

44: Wendy Zukerman

June 23rd, 2020


Wendy Zukerman is the host and executive producer of Science Vs.

"There is an expectation that if you have a platform you have an agenda. And whereas …

43: Nadia Sirota

October 24th, 2019


Nadia Sirota is the host and co-creator of Meet the Composer and an acclaimed violist.

“I actually feel like somebody being joyful about something in …

42: Avery Trufelman

October 18th, 2018


Avery Trufelman is a producer of 99% Invisible and the host of Articles of Interest.

“The literal battleground of interior and exterior forces in your world is what you’re wearing.”

41: Ira Glass

October 3rd, 2018


Ira Glass is the host and executive producer of This American Life.

“It’s not an accident I made a radio show where I am having intimate …

40: Julie Snyder

September 26th, 2018


Julie Snyder is the co-creator of Serial and S-Town. Prior to that, she was the senior producer of This American Life.

"So the original conceit [of …

39: Robert Smith

November 8th, 2017


Robert Smith is a correspondent for NPR's Planet Money.

"I've done [radio] for 30 years. I don't want to come in and do the same story every time. …

38: Alex Blumberg

May 10th, 2017


Alex Blumberg is the co-founder of Gimlet Media. Prior to that he was a producer for This American Life.

"A big lesson for me is that there aren't …

37: Lu Olkowski

February 21st, 2017


Lu Olkowski, an independent radio producer, is the host of CBC's Love Me.

"You spend so much time with people and I just think it's so shitty to suddenly — the story airs and you — disappear. ... I think that's terrible. …

36: Lewis Wallace

February 8th, 2017


Lewis Wallace was a reporter for Marketplace.

"I think our listeners and audiences are strong enough to hold that I can have a credible voice in …

35: Julia Barton

January 24th, 2017


Julia Barton is a freelance editor who edits for Revisionist History, The World, and Studio 360. She reports for Radiolab, Marketplace, 99% …

34: Mike Pesca

June 27th, 2016


Mike Pesca is the host of Slate's The Gist.

"There was a time when the most intelligent guy in your town was just the guy who knew the most — he knew the family genealogy, he knew facts. We've gotten away from that. The …

33: Sruthi Pinnamaneni

June 21st, 2016


Sruthi Pinnamaneni is a producer at Reply All.

“It’s almost like me and the other person were learning about each other. And I don’t ever think about it like oh this is what makes this person weird or this is a weird …

32: Jonathan Menjivar

May 24th, 2016


Jonathan Menjivar is a producer at This American Life.

"When I started in radio I imagined myself on the radio more. But I've come to a place where it doesn't matter to me. I just want to make stuff."

31: Emily Botein

April 14th, 2016


Emily Botein is the Vice President for On-Demand Content of WNYC.

"I feel like as a producer, the whole goal is to have someone become more human, …

30: Jessica Abel

March 1st, 2016


Jessica Abel is the author of Out on the Wire.

"The group edit format, while emotionally difficult, actually is an incredibly efficient tool. In an …

29: Tim Howard

January 26th, 2016


Tim Howard is the senior producer of Reply All.

"You can do radio stories without stakes they just have to be really fun."

28: Jacob Goldstein

December 9th, 2015


Jacob Goldstein is a reporter for NPR's Planet Money.

"I've never been that interested in the classic investigative story — here's this victim and …

27: Audie Cornish

October 14th, 2015


Audie Cornish is the host of All Things Considered.

"I ran a gauntlet of people who underestimated me. Every subject is like, "Are you the intern?" Every lawmaker is like, "I don't understand who you are?" People don't …

26: Sean Rameswaram

September 21st, 2015


Sean Rameswaram is the host of sideshow.

"On the outside, which I was on the outside for a long time, I thought public radio takes itself too seriously. My favorite moments in public radio are when Scott Simon interviews …

25: Kaitlin Prest

July 9th, 2015


Note: This episode is explicit.

Kaitlin Prest is the host and creative director of The Heart.

"My whole thing about making stuff is I want it to *feel* …

24: Anshuman Iddamsetty

May 27th, 2015


Anshuman Iddamsetty is Hazlitt’s art director and audio/visual producer.*

"I stare at waveforms constantly. So like I'm staring at the layout of the waveforms more than anything. There is a sort of visual component to …

23: David Weinberg

May 19th, 2015


David Weinberg, a former Marketplace producer, is part of KCRW's Independent Producer Project and the creator of Random Tape.

"I felt so trapped before I found and decided that radio is what I wanted to do. I placed a …

22: Nate DiMeo

May 5th, 2015


Nate DiMeo is the host of The Memory Palace.

"I struggled a lot when I first got into journalism because I knew every Q&A I edited ... something …

21: Scott Carrier

April 29th, 2015


Scott Carrier is an independent producer and the host of Home of the Brave.

"It's what makes us human, is our storytelling ability. Animals can't do that. They can communicate. They can talk to each other. They …

20: Dana Chivvis

April 17th, 2015


Dana Chivvis is a producer at Serial.

"I thought it was important to be really devoted to your medium. ... I thought I have to love video. And what I realized is that it didn't matter to me what medium I was working in. …

19: Lulu Miller

April 2nd, 2015


Lulu Miller, a former producer at Radiolab, is the co-host of NPR's Invisibilia.

"I think there's this thing that goes hand in hand with journalism, …

18: Alix Spiegel

February 27th, 2015


Alix Spiegel, a former producer at This American Life, is the co-host of NPR's Invisibilia.

"I always want to understand like why? What do you know that I don't know? What is your life? And how do you see the world? And …

17: Andrea Silenzi

January 22nd, 2015


Andrea Silenzi is the creator and host of Why Oh Why?. She's also the Senior Producer of Slate's The Gist.*

"I listen to a lot of radio and there's so much of 'This person wrote a book.' 'This person has a project.' …

16: Hillary Frank

December 30th, 2014


Hillary Frank is the host and creator of The Longest Shortest Time.

"I hate small talk, and it makes me very uncomfortable. I don't know how to do it well. I want to have a real conversation with a person."

15: Lynn Levy

December 4th, 2014


Lynn Levy is a producer at Radiolab.

"Sometimes if you’re interviewing an author they’ve already worked out the best way to tell the story. They’ve …

14: Pejk Malinovski

November 3rd, 2014


Pejk Malinovski is a poet and a radio producer.

"I feel like when I make structure it's not a traditional Hollywood storyline where there's a …

13: Michael May

September 29th, 2014


Michael May, a Third Coast Gold Award winner, is a freelance radio and print journalist. He teaches radio documentary at the Salt Institute.

"I'm not …

12: Stephanie Foo

September 11th, 2014


Stephanie Foo, a former producer at Snap Judgment, is a producer at This American Life.

"I think everybody has a story that is worth telling, but I think most people don't know what their best story is. At all. They'll …

11: Alex Goldman + PJ Vogt

August 26th, 2014


Alex Goldman and PJ Vogt are the creators of TLDR.

"The internet can feel like the same thing over and over again, and sometimes that's because the …

10: Tamara Keith

August 8th, 2014


Tamara Keith is NPR's White House Correspondent. She also co-founded B-Side Radio.

"There's drama in the human experience, and if people are willing to share that, there's a way to make it into a good story... says the …

9: Ann Heppermann

July 16th, 2014


Ann Heppermann, a Peabody Award winner, produces Slate's Culture Gabfest. She teaches radio writing and radio drama at Sarah Lawrence College.

"I …

8: Jeff Emtman

July 1st, 2014


Jeff Emtman is the creator and host of Here Be Monsters.

"You can think of your memory as a box full of photographs, like the ones your parents have …

7: Zoe Chace

June 17th, 2014


Zoe Chace is a reporter for NPR’s Planet Money.

"A lot of times people don't pay enough attention to their voicing at all. They don't realize that their story doesn't exist, unless people are grabbed by their voice. The …

6: Ellen Horne

June 3rd, 2014


Ellen Horne is the Executive Producer of Radiolab.

“When you’re trying to create something new, that kind of risk-taking has to happen in a low-stakes …

5: Eric Mennel

May 19th, 2014


Eric Mennel is a producer for WUNC and Criminal.

"People pooh-pooh the idea of logging like it’s the worst thing in the world. Some of the best techniques I’ve learned, in terms of interviewing, was from logging good …

4: Sean Cole

May 5th, 2014


Sean Cole, a producer at This American Life, has also reported for Radiolab, Marketplace, and 99% Invisible.

"Journalism is a translation of madness, …

3: Stan Alcorn

April 23rd, 2014


Stan Alcorn, a freelance multimedia journalist, is a contributor to WNYC and NPR.

“I love stories but I’m very interested in how they pertain to some …

2: Jennifer Brandel

April 10th, 2014


Jennifer Brandel is the Senior Producer of Curious City.

"I don't think that soft or fluffy news should be given such a bad rap. When you have a …

1: Ben Calhoun

March 30th, 2014


Ben Calhoun is a producer at This American Life.

"The nature of covering politics is one where often people don’t want to say to you the things that …

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