We worked with host John Huey and editor David DiBenedetto of the wildly popular lifestyle magazine to create, produce and market the magazine’s podcast which focuses on the cultural delights of the American South — music, drink and food.
We took both the editorial and technical lead on this project — working with the hosts and sponsors to design and produce a gripping podcast which appeals to listeners who attend a mainline Christian church as well as curious, open minds everywhere.
I consulted in the position of Executive Producer on The Good Fight, with Ben Wikler, which is a podcast and radio show that tells David versus Goliath stories about changing the world from the behind-the-slingshot point of view. We air on 1480 AM in DC every Tuesday and Friday at 3pm. The Good Fight is powered by our sponsor and partner, MoveOn.org. The Good Fight features a mix of comedy, activism, interviews, explanations, and stories about epic fights for justice. Our guests range from unknown grassroots activists to U.S. Senators. We cover politics, but not in the cable-TV sense of “discussing issues”—we believe in the power of stories, and in the power of having fun.
When Marketplace, American Public Media’s Business show wanted to hire a set of ears for their series about the sustainability of the consumer economy, they called me. I was host Kai Ryssdal’s field producer, making sure his voice furthered the idea of the series. I also put ears to the reporter ideas, shaping and editing both the individual pieces and the arc of the series.
Salon with David Eagleman and KUHF in Houston, Texas
I worked directly with the world famous, award winning, TED talk darling brain scientist David Eagleman on his initial radio outing. I coached him on his hosting skills, how to inhabit the intimacy of radio, how to recognize a guest’s bliss and how to lead the conversation further down that path.
The Monti is a live storytelling event — real people telling real stories in front of a live audience, without notes. It’s a fantastic show. But translating that essentially live experience into a broadcast is tricky. I worked with the creator and host Jeff Polish on his narration during the live show with the podcast in mind. And we worked on putting the podcast together with enough of the natural grace of the live experience that listeners feel like they are there and not just listening to what other people felt when they were there.
Tom was the writing and performing genius behind The Squirrel Nut Zippers. Tom came to me with the simple but beautiful idea of an internet based radio show with him interviewing local musicians in between live performances. The show was recorded in an acoustically perfect studio. I created a clock and a format for Tom to use. And together we established a tone that expressed Tom’s intense musical knowledge and his charming sociability.
Designing a podcast to bring the teachings of Andrea Nakayama – a star of the wholistic nutritional community – to as wide an audience as possible. This project is really two podcasts – one for a general audience and one for professionals.