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: May 14, 2021 — Piracy Watch, Wonky Conversions, Edit Mode’s inaugural class

May 14, 2021

A Different Kind of Food Network

In 2017, when Chris Spear was working as a personal chef, he was struck with a strong sense of isolation. Spear had never been a “traditional” restaurant worker — he’d cooked and managed at the likes of IKEA and the food-supply company Sodexo — but he’d at least had colleagues. His distance from the concept […]

May 11, 2021

Insider: May 7, 2021 — Breaking Music

May 7, 2021

How One Comedian Used Podcasting to Reset

As comedy clubs open back up in New York City, comedian Casey Balsham is relishing a return to the stage. The city scene missed out on lots of personalities and content over the past year, but if it weren’t for the strangely opportune lull that lockdown provided, it might’ve lost one permanently. Because if the […]

May 4, 2021

How do you market rapport?

In the marketing materials for Pod Across the Pond, you’ll find brief descriptions of the show’s premise: a chatcast hosted by two American sisters, Erin and Shannon Huebscher, about their parallel experiences living in Germany and the U.S. What you won’t find, however, is any mention of the hosts’ comedic timing or the wells of […]

April 20, 2021

The Modern Challenge of Voice Identity and Anonymity

When someone wants to talk on the record about something that could get them in trouble, they might opt to conceal their identity. For a written piece, they could use a pseudonym (or simple anonymity, like being referred to as “someone familiar with the matter”); for something filmed, they could obscure their face. In theory, […]

April 13, 2021

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