Aria Bracci

Aria has been reporting since 2015, making audio since 2016. She’s moved between the two worlds, but here, she’s in both.

Insider: April 9, 2021 — Housekeeping, Tape Syncs and Vaccinations

April 9, 2021

Radio’s Prelude to Overwork in Podcasting

When Phoebe Keane started working on podcasts for the BBC, she anticipated the amount of work it would take — which is, by all accounts, a lot. As a broadcast reporter and audio producer based in the U.K., she saw her experience as in line with the principles of the prestigious national institution, which delivers […]

April 6, 2021

Insider: March 26, 2021 — American Girls: The Dolls, the Expats, and the ones Steeling the Spotlight

March 26, 2021

Food(52) For Thought

Say you want to make a bundt cake, but you’re worried you won’t get it just right. You might opt to watch someone else do it by following along with a cooking video on YouTube, as opposed to reading a written recipe and periodically scrolling up and down to match pictures with the words that […]

March 23, 2021

Revisions on the “Ideal” Listening Environment

When you think of the last podcast episode you listened to, do you remember where you were? Doing laundry? Taking a walk around the block? Perhaps you would’ve had a different answer a little over a year ago, before the pandemic vastly limited the amount of places you could freely be. As the anniversary of […]

March 16, 2021

Insider: March 12, 2021 — Infinite Dial 2021, And I’m Your Host (and Producers)… of Self Evident

March 12, 2021

Class is in Session

Last week, I wrote about Chelsea Ursin, who entered the audio scene to find its taxonomy not only unintuitive but unintelligible. Her experience underlines how that lack of categorical specificity poses a problem for potential listeners, whose lack of familiarity with the medium could benefit from some clearer signage. This week, another story in a […]

March 9, 2021

What’s in a name?

Chelsea Ursin started to consider a career in audio once she’d already started one, mostly by accident. She’d found herself volunteering for the scripted-and-performed children’s podcast Wow in the World, which broke open her assumption of what the medium could be. That assumption, in her words, was “blogger-type dudes chatting about things.” Originally intending to […]

March 2, 2021

Insider: February 26, 2021 — Q4 for iHeartMedia, Neon Hum’s Bootcamp Inductees, The Artist and The Athlete

February 26, 2021

Insider: February 19, 2021 — Acast acquires RadioPublic, And I’m Your Host… Stacey Vanek Smith

February 19, 2021