Maximillian Alvarez is the host of Working People, a podcast by, for, & about the working class today. He is a dual-PhD candidate in the departments of History & Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan, & he is on the national Steering Committee of the Campus Antifascist Network. He is a columnist for The Baffler & his writing has been featured in Boston Review, Current Affairs, the Chronicle Review, truthout, & more.
Nick Andersen is a podcast producer based right here in Cambridge, MA, where he leads audio production at the long-running PBS drama series, MASTERPIECE, and serves as senior producer for the podcast, Ministry of Ideas. A proud Detroit-area native and graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he also once hosted and created The Explicast, a short-run explanatory journalism podcast at WBUR., where he also helped produce the NPR talk show, On Point Radio.
Kristaps Andrejsons is the host of The Eastern Border, a podcast that illuminates how life was actually lived under the Soviet Empire.
Golda Arthur is senior producer of audio, and this year she created and launched the first partnership podcasts for the Vox Media podcast network: The Arthur Brooks Show ('the art of disagreement') and Displaced (on the global refugee crisis), with the International Rescue Committee. She has reported, edited and produced for CBC radio and Marketplace, and spent most of her career at the BBC World Service in London.
B Lee Aultman, PhD, is the co-host of Always, Already and a Lecturer of Political Science at Purchase College where they teach courses in Queer Politics, Radical Organizing, and Democratic Theory. Their forthcoming articles explore nonbinary trans identities and the affects of self-management in the trans ordinary.
Lisa Feldman Barrett is University Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Northeastern University, where she co-directs the Interdisciplinary Affective Science Lab. She lectures in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and researches in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she is also faculty in the Center for Law, Brain & Behavior. She is the President-Elect of the Association for Psychological Science, frequently writing and speaking about the popular science of emotion.
MacKenzie Bennett is Services and Affiliates Coordinator at Blubrry Podcasting and the host of the PowerPress Podcast. Since 2015 she has been involved in the direction and implementation of Blubrry’s initiatives, which perfect the tools, breadth and substance of content creation. MacKenzie manages customer relations and outreach, including the lucrative Affiliate Program.
John Biewen is audio program director at CDS and host of the Center’s audio documentary podcast, Scene on Radio. During a 30-year career as a public radio journalist and documentary-maker, he has told stories from forty American states and from Europe, Japan, and India.
Jeremy Bloom is a sound designer and technical producer for WNYC Studios where his work can be heard on episodes of Two Dope Queens, Radiolab, So Many White Guys, and most recently Nancy. Jeremy's experience spans across podcasts, film/TV, immersive exhibits, and theater. Outside of WNYC, he is currently designing immersive soundscapes for the new National Park Service museum at The Statue of Liberty. Some of Jeremy's past work includes original sound designs for BBC Wales, CNN Films, The History Channel, The Tenement Museum, America's Test Kitchen: Cook's Science, Punchdrunk International, Ambassador Theatre Group London, New York Theatre Workshop, and more.
Chris Boniello is the Creative Director of The Podglomerate. He is also a video and audio editor on Saturday Night Live and with brands including ESPN, VICE, Nike, Mercedes-Benz, Coca-Cola, Spotify and Tiffany & Co. He has directed and edited music videos for artists including Flume, Maren Morris, Blink-182 and Sigur Ros. He currently edits, directs and oversees production on multiple shows on The Podglomerate network.
Andy Bowers is the Co-Founder of Panoply Media, and the creator in 2005 of Slate’s podcasting network, one of the first professional networks in the medium. He has overseen the creation and production of dozens of original podcasts, including Revisionist History with Malcolm Gladwell and The Message, one of podcasting’s first original dramas.
Tara Boyle is the supervising producer of NPR's Hidden Brain She oversees the production of both the Hidden Brain radio show and podcast, providing editorial guidance and support to host Shankar Vedantam and the shows' producers. Previously, Tara spent a decade at WAMU, the NPR station in Washington, D.C. She has reported for The Boston Globe, and began her career in public radio at WBUR in Boston.
Monica Brady-Myerov is a 25-year veteran public radio journalist and host and the founder of Listenwise. Before founding Listenwise, she was Senior Reporter and Assistant Managing Editor at WBUR in Boston and her reports have been heard on NPR, Marketplace and numerous other outlets nationally and internationally. Monica’s reporting on education won two 2005 Edward R. Murrow Awards for her stories on closing the achievement gap and First Prize from The Education Writers Association in 2009 for her series on the high school dropout crisis.
Melissa is an independent audio producer and online news editor based in New York. She also works as a freelance audio editing instructor, most recently at The State University of New York at Stony Brook. Melissa is a graduate of the Columbia Journalism School, where she specialized in long-form narrative storytelling and radio production. Her work has appeared in the New York Post, Miami Herald and WLRN, South Florida’s NPR station.
Matt Cadwallader leads the development and execution of Harvard Kennedy School's digital communications strategy and content production, where he serves as the school-wide subject matter expert for digital solutions and emerging digital channels and products.
Dr. Ginger Campbell is an experienced emergency physician, who now practices Palliative Medicine. Her long standing interest in mind-body medicine, the brain, and consciousness led her to launch the Brain Science Podcast (now called Brain Science: Neuroscience for Everyone) in December 2006. The goal of the podcast is to share how recent discoveries in neuroscience are unraveling the mystery of how our brains make us human. What’s makes Brain Science unique is that Dr. Campbell makes the work of real scientists accessible to audiences with a wide variety of backgrounds.
Mable Chan is the host and creator of One in a Billion – a podcast about China, one person at a time. The podcast is at the heart of One in a Billion Productions Inc. (501c3) with a mission to build a civic community through personal storytelling and deep listening. In her previous career as an American network news producer, Mable has achieved excellence in journalism with top honors including the George F. Peabody. A Harvard graduate with a Master’s degree in East Asian Studies, Mable remains an “Associate-in-Research” at Harvard.
Dan Cohen is the Vice Provost for Information Collaboration, Dean of the Libraries, and Professor of History at Northeastern University and the host of What's New. His work has focused on the impact of digital media and technology on all aspects of knowledge and learning, from the nature of libraries and their evolving resources, to twenty-first century research techniques and software tools, to the changing landscape of communication and publication.
Ian Coss is an independent audio producer and sound designer based in Boston, MA, where he is also pursuing a PhD in ethnomusicology at Boston University. He has produced stories for The World, 99 Percent Invisible, Studio 360 and more, and is a lead producer of WGBH's The New American Songbook and PRX Radiotopia's Ways of Hearing. He is a regular sound designer for Al Jazeera's Jetty Studios and Harvard University's Vertialk.
Rachael Cusick is an assistant producer for the Special Projects Unit of Radiolab, an award-winning public radio program that combines science, sound, and character-driven narratives. She graduated from Cornell with a degree in food science and journalism — which basically means she took all the fun, “design your own ice cream" science classes and then went running for the hills when chemistry came a-knocking. Before Radiolab, she spent time at NPR, Slate, and Politico.
Lillian Cunningham is a journalist with The Washington Post who has created and hosted two of the news organization’s most successful and ambitious podcasts. Her 2016 podcast, called “Presidential,” is a 44-episode series exploring the leadership and legacy of each American president. More recently, Lillian released a second podcast, called “Constitutional,” which explores the great fights over the U.S. Constitution throughout American history and some of the influential figures who shaped and reshaped the words and spirit of that document over time.
Ari Daniel is Senior Digital Producer at NOVA where he both creates digital video content that showcases the science angle on current events and helps oversee digital video production more generally. Ari also produces live storytelling shows about science including the Boston branch of Story Collider. He received his Ph.D. in Biological Oceanography from MIT and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and a Master’s degree in Animal Behavior from the University of St. Andrews. In the fifth grade, Ari won the “Most Contagious Smile” award.
Thomas Daly is the host of the American Biography podcast and a founding member and Executive Secretary of the Agora Podcast Network. He previously published historical works for an online literary review website, Open Letters Monthly and has tutored high school students and undergraduates in US and World History since 2011.
Jennifer Dasal is the host and creator of ArtCurious, a show exposing the unexpected, the slightly odd, and the strangely wonderful in art history. ArtCurious is art history for all of us. Artcurious was recently named one of the best podcasts of 2018 by PC Magazine. Jennifer is also the associate curator of contemporary art at the North Carolina Museum of Art, where she has worked for the past ten years.
Richard Davies was at the Berlin Wall in 1989, on President-elect Clinton's campaign plane in 1992, and in the streets of lower Manhattan on the morning of the 9/11 attacks. On his first venture after reporting for ABC - How Do We Fix It? - Richard and fellow journalist, Jim Meigs, former Editor-in-Chief of Popular Mechanics, call on experts, and seek solutions to policy, politics, parenting and other matters of concern to all of us.
Zachary Davis is the host and executive producer of Ministry of Ideas and the organizer of Sound Education. He is also a graduate student at Harvard Divinity School studying the philosophy of religion.
Nate DiMeo is the host of The Memory Palace, a storytelling podcast and public radio segment about the past. It was named a finalist for a Peabody Award in 2016. He was the Artist in Residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for 2016/2017.
Kerry Donahue is an experienced radio producer and the director of the radio program at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Her work has been heard on PRI, PRX, NPR, WNYC, WBGO, and Marketplace. A former executive producer at WNYC, Kerry was also an early podcast pioneer in her role as a producer of original content at Audible.com.
Kate Ellis investigates issues of race and inequality in her documentary work. Kate has produced numerous award-winning documentaries and podcasts, mainly for the national documentary unit of American Public Media, APM Reports. Her most recent podcast series, Order 9066 chronicles the history of the Japanese American incarceration during WWII. Kate is also the editor of the recently launched podcast series Teaching While White.
Rhiannon Evans is the co-host of the Emperors of Rome podcast and teaches Classics and Ancient History at La Trobe University. She has published articles on ancient ethnicity and a book on Roman utopias and dystopias and has a strong interest in both public scholarship and modern pedagogy in Classics.
Anna Fisher-Pinkert is the producer host of Veritalk, a podcast based at Harvard University's Graduate School of the Arts, where she is also the School's digital communications manager. She also has worked at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, WGBH's NOVA, the University of Virginia's BackStory Radio and WBUR's Radio Boston.
Mignon Fogarty is the founder and host of the Grammar Girl podcast, five-time winner of Best Education Podcast in the Podcast Awards. She is a Podcasting Hall of Fame inductee, her podcast is included in the Macmillan Learning digital education platform, and she was the chair of media entrepreneurship at the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada.
Daniel Forkner is the co-host of Ashes Ashes, a podcast about the end of the world. He studied finance and piano performance, and has sold commercial property and backpacked abroad. Now, he spends his time reading, thinking, and practicing jiu jitsu.
Debra Fowler is a veteran (former) classroom teacher, U.S. Army veteran, documentary filmmaker, public speaker, and Co-founder and Executive Director of History UnErased (HUE), an education non-profit preparing K-12 educators to teach all students LGBT-inclusive history. `
Karen Gage, the COO of Listenwise, an education technology industry veteran with a flair for understanding markets and client needs. She is known for delivering high impact strategy during her 15+ years leading marketing and product organizations. Karen was instrumental in helping create and evolve the learning management system industry – from the early introduction to a ubiquitous core technology in education. Most recently she was VP of Technology Products for Pearson’s School Achievement Services.
Dr. Pamela Gay is an astronomer, podcaster, and creative who uses new and social media to engage people in learning and doing science. She is director of the CosmoQuest citizen science facility, and cohosts the 2018 Parsec award nominated Astronomy Cast podcast. She can generally be fond experimenting at the forefront of science communications or at the back end of an astronomy database.
Dana Gerber-Margie listens to podcasts while living in Madison, Wisconsin. She earned her Master's in Library & Information Studies at UW-Madison, and has worked as an A/V Archivist for WiLS and the Wisconsin Historical Society. She is the co-founder and co-editor of the Bello Collective, a publication about podcasts and storytelling.
Cynthia Graber is co-host and co-founder of Gastropod, the award-winning podcast about the science and history of food. Prior to her work on Gastropod, Cynthia worked as a radio and print reporter and producer, covering food and science around the world. Her work has appeared on PRI's The World and Studio 360, among many others, and in the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, WIRED, Slate, Mother Jones and many other outlets.
Avi Green is a co-host of No Jargon, the Scholars Strategy Network's podcast featuring weekly interviews with America's top researchers on the politics, policy problems, and social issues facing the nation. He is also the the Scholars Strategy Network's executive director. Avi studied at Columbia University (BA Religion and Mathematics) and Harvard University (Masters in Public Policy).
As Senior Vice President for Programming and Audience Development, Anya Grundmann leads NPR's programming center to create and acquire the highest quality content offerings that will engage and grow public radio's audience on Member stations across the country, and inspire new levels of engagement with audiences on digital platforms.
Meredith Halpern-Ranzer is an Emmy-nominated children’s media executive and Chief Executive Tinkerer at Tinkercast, the company and the creators behind #1 kids podcast Wow in the World and the new podcast Highlights Hangout. Previously, Meredith was VP of Creative and Executive Producer of the Sprout Channel from 2005 to 2015. Prior to joining Sprout, Meredith learned the answer to the burning question of her childhood when she found out how to get, how to get to Sesame Street where she worked for eight years as a producer and editor. She is a founding member and on the Board of Advisors of Children’s Media Association.
Hailing from Dundee, Scotland, Amy Hanlon is half of Lexitecture, a podcast about words. A former English teacher turned yoga teacher and bodyworker, Amy is passionate about language, education, self-love and teaching people how to breathe.
Alex Hannaford began his career in journalism at South China Morning Post in Hong Kong and the Lymington Timesin England. He’s written about the death penalty, harsh sentencing, religion, culture and human rights issues for the Sunday Times, The Guardian, GQ, The Atlantic, and the Texas Observer. Hannaford is also the host of the Audioboom Original podcast, Dead Man Talking, which investigates the confessions of notorious serial killer, Angel Resendiz (AKA The Railroad Killer).
Samuel Hansen is the host and producer of the podcast Relatively Prime: Stories from the Mathematical Domain, as well as a graduate student in Library Science at the University of Wisconsin, Madison iSchool. They have been producing podcasts about science and mathematics since 2009, and more recently have been part of creating a podcast archive for academic research called PodcastRE.
Brad Harris is the host of Context, a show that explores the rise of the modern world. In 2016 he started the show How It Began. Brad earned his PhD in 2015 at Stanford University in the history of science and technology.
James Heathers is the co-host of Everything Hertz, a podcast about early-career academic life. He is a postdoctoral fellow at Northeastern University, and has a PhD in psychophysiology from the University of Sydney.
Blair Hodges is producer, editor, and host of the Maxwell Institute Podcast. The show features in-depth interviews with top writers and scholars of religion like Marilynne Robinson, N. T. Wright, Robert Orsi, and Laurel Thatcher Ulrich. He received a bachelor’s degree in public communications from the University of Utah and completed his master’s degree in religious studies at Georgetown University.
Kerri Hoffman is the CEO of PRX, a company that’s shaping the future of public media content, talent and technology. She played a key role in the building and evolution of PRX, and headed up the launch of Radiotopia, a podcast collective of 14 diverse, independent, story-driven shows, anchored by 99% Invisible from Roman Mars. She is active in her community in Northfield, VT where she lives with her family.
Microbiology lab assistant, radio dj, and former Human Rights Commissioner, Hope is passionate about revolutionizing the way we connect with underrepresented people from marginalized communities. Hope also brings Harvard Divinity School training, and radio/recording skills to the team.
Kelly Horan is the senior producer and a senior reporter of Last Seen, a true-crime podcast about the most valuable — and confounding — art heist in history: the theft of 13 irreplaceable artworks from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. A longtime WBUR editor and producer, Horan's work has been recognized with awards from the Associated Press and the Radio Television Digital News Association. She has written for The Boston Globe, Yankee Magazine, Gastronomica, The Boston Phoenix and others.
By day, Benjamin Jacobs is a somewhat cantankerous urban planner working in Rhode Island. By night, he is the creative force behind Wittenberg to Westphalia: the Wars of the Reformation, a podcast which delves into the sources of religious conflict in the early modern period and its impact on state formation in Europe. Ben has a Masters of City and Regional Planning from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and received his BA in International Relations from Worcester, Massachusetts' Clark University.
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Catherine de Medici Jaffee is the founder of House of Pod (HOP), a company dedicated to growing world-class podcasters in Denver, Colorado. She is also the Executive Producer of SAPIENS: A Podcast for Everything Human, a producer for Mile High Hustle, and the Executive Director of AMPED, a new audio education non-profit. Prior to starting HOP, Cat was a National Geographic Explorer, a Fulbright scholar, and a Marketing Director, Advisor and Organizer for Unreasonable Group, Re:Vision, Narrative 4, and 350.org.
Meredith Johnson is the creator, host, and producer of Origin Stories, an award-winning podcast about how we became human. She is also the communications director for the Leakey Foundation, a nonprofit organization that funds human origins research and shares discoveries.
Alex Kapelman is an adjunct professor of audio reportage at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at NYU. He has produced content for and with WNYC, KCRW, Audible, and Gimlet Media. His audio work has been featured in publications like NPR, The Atlantic, New York Magazine, and BuzzFeed; he has also been tapped as a contributor to NPR. Alex co-founded and co-produces Pitch, a critically acclaimed narrative podcast series, and is the founder of Podcast Love.
Dylan Keefe is the Director of Sound Design at Radiolab, as well as the bassist and one of the founding members of the multi-platinum selling alternative rock band Marcy Playground.
Elizabeth Keohane-Burbridge is the producer of Footnoting History, a podcast she created to bring history’s more obscure (yet fascinating) people and events to public attention. She received her PhD in medieval and early modern history from Fordham University, and currently teaches at Woodward Academy near Atlanta, Georgia.
Mary Kidd is an archivist and illustrator. By day, she works for New York Public Library's Special Collections Division. She has worked on audio/visual preservation projects for New York Public Radio, the Magic Shop Recording Studio, and the XFR Collective, a non-profit organization that transfers at-risk media off magnetic tapes to digital format for individuals and groups with limited means. She enjoys creating drawings, zines, gifs, and other artful tidbits to make archiving, and the technology that supports it, accessible, approachable and fun for everyone.
CJ Killmer holds an M.A. degree in history and has been teaching at the college level since 2006. Since 2014, he has also been hosting and producing the Dangerous History Podcast.
Rachel Kipp is co-host and associate editorial director of Knowledge@Wharton, the business and economics-focused podcast and website at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She previously worked as a newspaper reporter for eight years.
Zoë Kontes is associate professor of Classics at Kenyon College, where her research and award-winning teaching focus on classical archaeology and issues of cultural property. She is the producer and host of Looted, a narrative podcast series on the illicit trade in antiquities, which also draws on her experience as a college radio DJ.
Barry Lam is a professor of philosophy at Vassar College, where he also is the executive producer and host of the podcast, Hi-Phi Nation.
James Landes is the creator and host of the Wholly Orders philosophy podcast, which takes a fresh look at the Western philosophical, poetic, and contemplative tradition through a perspective of nondual thinking. He earned his Ph.D. in German literature from the University of Kansas in 2014, writing on Goethe’s early Faust fragment, the so-called “Urfaust.”
In 2017, Juleyka founded a digital media studio, Lantigua Williams & Co., after 18+ years in media (NPR, The Atlantic). Its mission is to support and amplify the work of creators of color in digital audio and film. Within months of launching, Lantigua-Williams & Co. was awarded a grant from the MacArthur Foundation's Safety and Justice Challenge to create a podcast (70 Million) to chronicle criminal justice reform from the ground up around the country. Juleyka earned a masters in print journalism from Boston University and an MFA in creative writing from Goddard College. A Fulbright Scholar and John Jay/Tow Criminal Justice Reporting Fellow, she has made spreading knowledge about the need for criminal justice reform a central tenet of her life's work.
Andrew Leland hosts and produces the Organist, an arts-and-culture podcast for McSweeney’s and KCRW. He recently wrote about Joe Frank and “the radio auteur” for the NYR Daily. He’s a contributing editor of the Believer, and teaches audio and magazine writing in the Journalism Department at UMass-Amherst.
Ariel Liu is the COO of Himalaya, the international branch of Ximalaya. Ximalaya is the leading podcast and audio education platform started in Asia with 470 million installs and 5 million creators.
Nathaniel Lloyd is the creator and host of Historical Blindness, a podcast that looks critically at the mysteries, hoaxes, and outlandish theories that riddle history. He lives with his beautiful wife and daughter in California, where he teaches composition and critical thinking, and his first book, a historical novel depicting the beginning of Mormonism from a skeptical perspective, is available on Amazon.
Christopher Lydon is the host of Open Source. He covered politics for TheNew York Times from the Washington bureau in the 1970s. He hosted The Ten O’Clock News on WGBH TV through the 1980s, and he co-founded and hosted The Connection on WBUR in the ’90s. He recorded the original podcast in 2003 with Dave Winer.
Kareem is a producer for The Pitch from Gimlet Media. He has hosted, produced and written for NPR-member stations KUNC, CPR and KCRW. He also also moonlights as a professional 3x3 basketball player, trying to make the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. He graduated from Princeton University in 2011 with a degree in English Literature. A degree that he will assure you he DOES use quite regularly.
Chris C. Martin is the host of Half Hour of Heterodoxy, a Heterodox Academy podcast about issues that lie at the intersection of tolerance, ideology, and social-science research. He has a PhD in sociology from Emory University and a master's degree in psychology from the College of William and Mary. He is currently a post-doctoral fellow in learning sciences at Georgia Tech, where he teaches a course on happiness.
Cris Martin is the host of “The Eurasian Enigma” podcast at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University. At the Davis Center, Cris works to disseminate knowledge and research on Russia and Eurasia to a variety of constituencies, including undergraduate students, local K-12 teachers and students, and the broader community.
Phillip Martin is Senior Investigative Reporter for WGBH News and a contributing reporter to PRI’s The World, a co-production of WGBH, the BBC and PRI; a program, which he helped develop as a senior producer in 1995. Martin, a former Harvard Nieman Fellow, is the host of Heat and Light, a six-episode limited series podcast from The Conversation that explores lesser known stories of 1968. He is the winner of a national Edward R. Murrow Award and the Society of Professional Journalists Award for investigative reporting.
Annie McEwen is a producer at WNYC's Radiolab. Before coming to Radiolab, Annie was an independent producer living and working in St. John's, NL. She learned to speak radio first from Chris Brookes at Battery Radio, and then from Rob Rosenthal at the Transom Story Workshop.
Aven McMaster is an Assistant Professor at Thorneloe University at Laurentian and the Chair of the Department of Ancient Studies. Her areas of interest include Latin poetry, gender and sexuality, and reception studies. She is the co-host of the Endless Knot Podcast, and helps produce videos for the Alliterative YouTube channel about language, linguistics, history, and more. She has PhD in Classics from the University of Toronto.
Doug Metzger is the host of Literature and History, an introduction to Anglophone literature, from ancient times to the present. Each program contains introductions, summaries, historical context, and original music. Doug has a PhD in literature from UC Davis, with a specialty in 19th-century realism and postbellum US philosophy.
Laszlo Montgomery is the founder of Teacup Media and host of the China History Podcast. His popular podcast explores a wide range of topics related to Chinese history, from ancient dynasties to American-style Chinese food. His channel also ran three seasons of the Chinese Sayings podcast, which provided the historical roots and contexts for various Chinese idioms and phrases.
Chris Mottes has 30 years of experience in media production, entrepreneurship, management and business development in London, Stockholm and Copenhagen. Before joining the Hindenburg in 2010 as CEO, Chris successfully founded several media companies including Deadline Film and TV, Deadline Games, Vision Park Entertainment and Six Ravens Capital.
Christopher J. Nesi is certified in social studies and supervision in New Jersey and has inspired students and teachers at the middle, high school, and collegiate levels. Technology and its role in education are his professional passion. Mr. Nesi hosts the House of #EdTech Podcast, which explores how technology is changing the way teachers teach and the impact that technology is having in education. He is also the co-host of the PodcastPD Podcast. In 2015, he launched the Education Podcast Network.
Eric Nuzum is a media consultant and creator of iconic podcasts. Over the past 12 years, he has made podcasts that routinely top the charts, appear in yearly “best of” lists, win awards, and generate hundreds of millions of downloads. He has lead the podcast and original content efforts at NPR, Audible (an Amazon company), and now as a consultant and independent podcast maker. Eric is currently writing the first published book on audio and podcasting creation, titled Think Like They Listen, for publication by Workman Publishing in 2019.
Edward T. O’Donnell hosts the U.S. history podcast, In The Past Lane. In his spare time he is a history professor and department chair at Holy Cross College in Worcester, MA and writer of books, including Henry George and the Crisis of Inequality: Progress and Poverty in the Gilded Age (Columbia, 2015) and (co-author) Visions of America: A History of the United States (Pearson, 2016).
Nathan Otoski, Head of Marketing at HowStuffWorks, has been connecting audiences to content, products and services for over 18 years. Prior to his role at HowStuffWorks, he built his digital marketing expertise working for technology, entertainment and youth culture brands including Sony PlayStation, Cartoon Network and Cox Communications. A pop culture connoisseur, Otoski has been into podcasts since 2007 and thinks you should be listening to Culture Kings.
Alexander Overington is the composer and Technical Director of Radiolab Presents: More Perfect. Before joining More Perfect, he produced and co-created Peabody Award-winning Meet the Composerfor WQXR. He also served as in-house composer for WNYC Studios, helping to launch several shows including Nancy and 2 Dope Queens. After graduating from Oberlin Conservatory, Alex apprenticed under Valgeir Sigurðsson and Ben Frost at Greenhouse Studios in Reykjavik, Iceland.
Ryan Paulsen co-hosts Lexitecture, an etymology podcast, with his Scottish friend Amy Hanlon. The two friends met while teaching English in South Korea, and started their show in the spring of 2018. Ryan has a Master of Theological Studies degree, spent six years working as a journalist in his home province of Ontario, and is currently studying law at the University of Ottawa.
Ma'ayan Plaut is the Content Strategist & Podcast Librarian at RadioPublic and contributing writer for the Bello Collective. Before joining RadioPublic, Ma'ayan managed and developed award-winning social media and marketing projects for Oberlin College. She presented at dozens of higher education conferences including the CASE Social Media and Community conference, the Confab Higher Ed conference, and the Higher Education Web Professionals conference on digital and content strategy.
Marshall Poe is the founder and editor-in-chief of the New Books Network, a consortium of author-interview podcast channels, operating under the auspices of Amherst College Press.
T.H. Ponders is the creator of Accession, a podcast that aims to build bridges between the art in museums and the visitors, from multiple different angles, including historical, analytical, narrative, and fictional. He is also the co-host and editor of Rogue Fun, and a co-host of a collaborative project with Charles Gustine.
Emily Prokop is the creator and host of The Story Behind, a short-narrative podcast about the history of everyday objects. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and has worked in newspapers, magazines, and puzzle book publishing, and is currently editing and producing podcasts full-time. Her podcast has recently been turned into a book, as well.
Zack began listening to podcasts as a study tool in high school long before joining Google and founding the Google Podcasts product. Google Podcasts, which is newly available as an Android app, aims to help double worldwide podcast listening over the next couple of years, especially through new AI-powered experiences.
Since 2007, Stever Robbins has been host of the weekly top-10 business Get-it-Done Guy podcast. He co-designed Harvard Business School's “Foundations” program, and has been part of 9 startups, 4 IPOs, and managed the creation of the Quicken VISA Card. He currently runs Get-it-Done Groups, helping self-employed people finish their most important initiatives.
Wade Roush is the host and producer of the independent science podcast, Soonish, and a co-founder of the Boston-based independent podcasting network, Hub & Spoke. He is also a freelance technology and science journalist and former acting director of the Knight Science Journalism Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the editor of the 2018 edition of Twelve Tomorrows, an anthology of hard science fiction stories.
Barbara Sawhill is the Spanish Language Education Coordinator at Radio Ambulante, a Spanish-language podcast, distributed by NPR, that tells Latin American stories from anywhere Spanish is spoken, including the United States. Barbara has taught languages in the United States and Colombia for over 25 years. She writes about her teaching practice on her blog, Language Lab Unleashed.
Molly Schwartz produces podcasts and writes about tech. She is the Studio Manager at the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO). She did a Fulbright grant at the Aalto University Media Lab in Helsinki and worked at the U.S. State Department as a data analyst. She likes diving into the weird ways that humans and machines interact.
Catherine Seraphin is the multimedia project manager for Harvard Public Affairs & Communications. She consults Harvard communications staff on podcast strategy, and manages Harvard’s multimedia channels—including the University Apple Podcast page she established. She received her master’s degree in journalism from the Harvard Extension School and her B.A. in journalism from Penn State.
Steve Shanks is a partner and Chief Revenue Officer of Ad Results Media, the largest purchaser of podcast advertising in the world. While Steve is involved in all aspects of his agency’s business, he primarily focuses on new business development, strategic planning and campaign execution. Steve joined Ad Results Media as part of a merger with his firm Brown Bear Digital in 2016. As a co-founder of Brown Bear Digital, he built and led a team to conduct offline marketing consulting, working with start-ups like Blue Apron, Harry’s, Casper, SeatGeek and others to help launch audio (radio & podcasts) marketing. Under his leadership, the agency helped launch and scale some of the largest brands in podcasting today.
Julie Shapiro is the executive producer of Radiotopia from PRX - a curated network of extraordinary, cutting-edge podcasts. She is also the executive producer of Ear Hustle. In 2000 she co-founded the Third Coast International Audio Festival, where as artistic director she shaped the Festival's creative trajectory and nurtured a robust international listening culture.
Matthew James Simonson has been an audio engineer, music producer, and sound designer for over 10 years. He is a Transom Story Workshop graduate and has had his work air on WCAI, WAMC, KCFR, and more. Currently, he sound designs and composes for SAPIENS: A Podcast for Everything Human. He also managing studio and tech operations at House of Pod in Denver, Colorado, and is a lead teacher for a new audio education non-profit Amped. He is producing his own podcast, The Found Sound, about the stories behind obscure music and the people who are devoted to finding it.
Rob Sims is the host of History in the Making; a podcast creating living, breathing history. Rob uses storytelling to make the past enthralling and relatable.
Berry, lover of podcasts, is the social media manager for Loud Speakers Network and creator of PodcastsinColor.com the largest directory of POC podcasts. She loves talking about how podcasts market on social media and she loves a good audiogram. Her dislikes include podcasts who only post Apple Podcasts links and bad episode notes.
David Stenhouse is a senior producer at BackStory. Stenhouse holds a Ph.D. in Southern Literature of the 1930s, was visiting professor of English Studies at the University of Strathclyde 2006-2009, and has received multiple awards, including for his work on a production commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King’s iconic speech, “I Have a Dream,” which won the 2014 Stanford St Martin Award for Radio Program of the Year, and as executive producer of BBC Radio 4’s The Digital Human.
Ryan Stitt is the host and creator of The History of Ancient Greece podcast, exploring Ancient Greek and Hellenistic political, social and cultural history, from prehistory to the Roman conquest.
Mark Sundaram is an Affiliate Professor at Thorneloe University at Laurentian, and an interdisciplinarian, medievalist, Anglo-Saxonist, and philologist. He is the driving force behind the Alliterative YouTube channel about etymology, linguistics, history, and more, and the co-host of the Endless Knot Podcast. He has a PhD in Medieval Studies from the University of Toronto.
Shira Telushkin is the co-producer on Unorthodox, the weekly podcast of Tablet Magazine and the number one Jewish podcast in iTunes. She is currently completing a Master's of Divinity at the Harvard Divinity School, where she focuses on fourth century Christian monasticism.
Heather Teysko created the Renaissance English History Podcast in 2009 as a platform to talk about her favorite subject - Tudor history, especially Tudor music. Twice a year she runs an online virtual summit on Tudor history bringing together leading authors to talk history, she also has a weekly radio show on Tudor music in the UK. And she has written several books, both fiction, and non fiction.
David Torcivia is the co-host of Ashes Ashes, a podcast about the end of the world. He went to film school and now works as a colorist in New York City for all sorts of pointless ads, music videos, and tv/film content. He spends his free time (when he's not taking photographs, caving, or working on direct action) reading, researching, and writing about the collapse of society's structural systems.
Christina Tucker is one half of the Unfriendly Black Hotties, a podcast about the intersection of race, gender, and sexuality in higher education, pop culture, and politics. Christina is also a rotating fourth chair on NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour, as well as a constant and prolific tweeter. In her free time, she is usually reading a fantasy novel or trying to resist the urge to watch The West Wing (again). She is a graduate of Lesley University where she studied English Literature, and currently works in Student Affairs at The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Harvard.
Zack Twamley has been a history podcaster for over six years with his When Diplomacy Fails Podcast. He has a BA and Masters in history from University College Dublin, and he is also a published author.
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David Van Nuys is the creator and host of the weekly psychology podcast, Shrink Rap Radio. As "Dr. Dave" he interviews leading personalities across the broad spectrum of psychology, therapy, counseling, social work, etc. David was recently notified by the American Psychological Association that he is a 2018 recipient of an APA Presidential Award recognizing the contribution his podcast has made to the image of psychology around the world.
Vanya Visnjic is the creator and host of Ancient Greece Declassified, a podcast that aims to make the latest research about the classical world accessible to everyone. Formerly a street musician and professional hitchhiker, Vanya recently completed a PhD in ancient philosophy from Princeton.
Benjamen Walker is a independent radio producer and host of the podcast Benjamen Walker’s Theory of Everything, a founding member of the Radiotopia network. His work has aired on NPR, the BBC, the CBC and the ABC. He also produced Big Ideas, a philosophy podcast for The Guardian. He created his first podcast in 2004 while working at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at the Harvard Law School.
Kamille Washington (KW) is one half of the Unfriendly Black Hotties, a podcast about the intersection of race, gender, and sexuality in higher education, pop culture, and politics. KW is also an essayist with special interests in food, traveling while Other, and queer narratives. In her spare time, she enjoys Muay Thai, bagels, and acquiring tattoos. She is the current president of the Harvard Gender and Sexuality Caucus, Harvard University's LGBTQ+ alumni organization. Her academic background is in the politics of religion -- specifically Islam in the West, and religion in the media. She finances her comic book habit by managing international things at Harvard.
Karen Werner, Ph.D. is an award winning radio producer and sociologist. She produces Strange Radio, funded in part by a Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture Fellowship and the Hemera Foundation for artists with a Buddhist practice. Strange Radio is about Holocaust postmemory and experiences of exile and the stranger. Karen teaches workshops on radio art & radio autoethnography and is on the faculty at Goddard College.
Marshall Williams, CEO of Ad Results Media, specializes in influencer audio/digital in which products or services are recommended by credible, influential audio personalities. Ad Results Media is the largest purchaser of podcast advertising in the world, leveraging strong relationships within podcasting, AM-FM radio, network radio and satellite radio to connect advertisers with the world’s most high-profile news, sports and entertainment creators.
Patrick Wyman is the host of Tides of History, a podcast from Wondery about the echoes of the past and its ripples today. He has a PhD from USC and is a trained MMA fighter.
Vanessa Zoltan is a research assistant at Harvard Divinity School, a proctor and teaching fellow at Harvard University and the co-host of the podcast, Harry Potter & The Sacred Text. She is working on a book about sacred texts, but don’t ask her about it. It’s stressful. Ask her about the romance novel she’s working on. She won’t shut up.
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