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: 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

How Sex Workers Try to Make Podcasts Work For Them

Did you know that when you apply for a relief loan through the Small Business Administration, you have to certify that you don’t “present live performances of a prurient sexual nature”? I sure didn’t. This is one of almost innumerable obstacles for the modern sex worker; it’s also one of the topics Parker Westwood hopes […]

February 16, 2021

Insider: February 12, 2021 — Apple International, Libsyn acquires Auxbus, and a Love Letter to Love Letters

February 12, 2021

A Russian Dating Show, and A Way In

“It’s not really easy to be an open LGBTQ person in Russia,” says Kristina Vazovsky from the other end of the Zoom call, where the just-risen sun is making her squint. Vazovsky, founder of podcast company ТОЛК (“TOLK” in English), is thirteen time zones away. She is not in Russia — not anymore. Even if […]

February 9, 2021

Time to leave the capsule: three inside looks at audio art

At one point, The World According to Sound was a podcast. A 90-second, narration-less podcast, but a podcast. It captured sound, not stories, like the slurp of a mudpot. Born from Sam Harnett and Chris Hoff’s frustration with the conventions of narrative audio, it eschewed information transmission for pure sensory experience. And when the pair […]

February 2, 2021

Insider: January 29, 2021 — Introducing a new Insider feature

January 29, 2021

Do we still need tape syncs?

These days, podcasts might not sound as crisp as they used to, with many audio producers relying indefinitely on guests and sources recording themselves from home under pandemic conditions. Not long into the initial lockdowns last spring, Caroline Crampton asked in this newsletter: “When should in-person tape syncs resume?” Now, almost a year later, the […]

January 26, 2021

The Pro(Tool)s and Cons of Audio Software

As most listserv arguments do, it started with a simple question: “Best way to learn ProTools?” Almost thirty email replies later, audio reporter Emily Guerin had stockpiled plenty of answers: LinkedIn Learning, private lessons, YouTube tutorials. But she was also left with another question: Is Pro Tools even worth it in the first place? Pro […]

January 19, 2021