2017 and the beat rolls on...
The Snackdown is here! The digital-only animated series I worked on with Dan Pashman of the The Sporkful and Augenblick Studios is now up at the Cooking Channel. On this project, I helped cast and book the guests for each episode, then produced the interview audio before the animation process, and then did the design and mix for each piece after Augenblick did their magic. Check it out and pick a side! Here's one of the videos from Facebook:
Here's the series of award-winning health reports I edit for the Connecticut Health Investigative Team with reporter Colleen Shaddox and editor Lynne DeLucia:
Our 2nd Feet In Two Worlds Food Journalism workshop is coming up this spring! Find out more about the program on our website: http://www.fi2w.org/2017/02/04/35715/
Big switch ahead: I've left my post as podcast producer at the NY Times and will be joining the team at PRI's arts and culture radio show and podcast, Studio 360. For almost 9 years, I've had the privilege of making shows with the incredible reporters, editors and columnists at the NY Times, and I've learned so much along the way. We've done thousands of interviews, worked under crazy deadlines, and kept company with millions of listeners. I'm so grateful for the expertise, good humor and professionalism of my NYT colleagues. It's truly been an honor. I hope everyone will continue to listen to the Popcast, Book Review and Times Insider podcasts, but also follow along with my new adventures at Studio 360, where I'm excited to join the immensely talented staff and host Kurt Andersen. Onward!
Here are the most recent episodes of Strings and Things, the guitar/music podcast I produce for Peppergreen Media and Headstepper Media. Find out more on the show's website at stringsandthingsshow.com.
Here are some of the fun and thought-provoking shows I've been producing with Amy and Rebecca at Mash-Up Americans:
Here's a recent episode of NYT Popcast because, well...Chainsmokers.
Host Jon Caramanica writes:
“Closer,” the tepidly thumping collaboration between the club-pop production duo the Chainsmokers and the singer Halsey, is currently in its ninth week atop the Billboard Hot 100, the capstone on a year that has seen neutered, buffered dance music fully infuse itself into the pop mainstream.
Read about the rest of the episode:
Nu-Dance Rises With Help From Streaming
Find many many past episodes of the New York Times Music Popcast HERE!
This month on Feet In Two Worlds, I produced an episode of our Dream City Podcast. It's the story of Bosnian-born dancer and choreographer Mersiha Mesihovic and how she confronts the trauma of her past and her struggle for self-liberation through dance. Read the full post at our site, and listen to the audio below:
Wow, many thanks to Pop Tech Jam for having me on the podcast to talk about tech, superstorms, and um...well, podcasting! Pop Tech Jam is the independent audio magazine devoted to mashing up pop culture, technology and more. It's hosted by JD Biersdorfer and Pedro Rafael Rosado, my two great colleagues at the Gray Lady. LISTEN to the episode HERE.
We're working on new episodes of Strings and Things for this fall! Our current show features eclectic new music guitarist, James Moore of Dither Guitar Quartet and interpreter of John Zorn's solo guitar works. LISTEN:
Here are recent episodes of the very cool SIGNAL podcast from STAT News, hosted by science and biotech journalists Luke Timmerman and Meg Tirrell. I produced the episodes with excellent Senior Editor Jeff DelViscio. SIGNAL examines how scientific controversies, medical breakthroughs and drug companies are changing the medicines or treatments that affect our everyday lives.
I'd like to share with you the release of the first Tilted Axes album, now available online! Tilted Axes is both a processional event and an ensemble of mobile electric guitarists using portable amplifiers strapped to their sides as they walk through the city streets. The music itself, with interlocking layers often found in World Music, makes room for many kinds of genres and grooves in the compositions. The ensemble adapts itself to the environment or occasion, and feeds on the energy of a constantly shifting audience. The new album is comprised of studio recordings of the Tilted repertoire, and I served as a consultant on the project. http://tiltedaxes.com/tiltedaxes.html.
The excellent Mash-Up Americans podcast is a show from KPCC and American Public Media's Infinite Guest network. I started producing the show for APM this spring. The Mash-Up Americans is your guide to hyphen-America. Amy S. Choi and Rebecca Lehrer talk culture, identity, and what makes us who we are. LISTEN to episodes of the show and get to know yourself, America.
The weekly New York Times Book Review podcast, which I've been producing since 2008, celebrated its 10th birthday this past spring! Read an article about the show and listen to the live anniversary panel with host Pamela Paul, Editor of the New York Times Book Review. Visit nytimes.com/books for more!
The New York Times Popcast, which I produce with NYT music critics Ben Ratliff and Jon Caramanica, broadcast some of their discussions on Facebook Live this past spring. These included conversations about the passing of Prince, Beyonce's "Lemonade" and new releases from Radiohead and James Blake. Sadly, Ben Ratliff just parted ways with the paper after 20 years as a New York Times music critic, and will focus on his teaching and other projects. I'll miss his NYT writing and his soulful and curious presence on the show. Here is his final Popcast episode with Jon, a must-listen for anyone interested in the arts and criticism.
In my work with Headstepper Media, I do audio production on a series of podcasts by reporter Colleen Shaddox for the Connecticut Health Investigative Team. I'm very pleased that the episode on young migraine sufferers won first place for audio storytelling at the 2015 CTSPJ Excellence in Journalism Awards.
Feet In Two Worlds, the multimedia reporting project I have been working with for 10 years, was featured in Current, the magazine of public broadcasting. Fi2W also just launched the Unidos app for the 2016 Presidential Election. The Unidos app is designed to engage young Latinos, and give them information that they need to register to vote and become informed voters. LISTEN to an interview about the app and read more from our Executive Producer, John Rudolph. And, we finally got some of our news site back online after being taken down by a serious hack.
Below are recent episodes of Dream City, the occasional podcast series I host and produce for Feet In Two Worlds:
I launched a new music podcast called Strings and Things, a Peppergreen Production for Headstepper Media. Hosted by composer/performer Patrick Grant, the show invites guitarists to hang out, change their strings, tell stories and play music. It's totally chill - check it out at stringsandthingsshow.com!