Last October, I wrote about the producer Phoebe Wang’s acceptance speech at the Third Coast Festival that doubled as a rousing a call-to-action: a crew of organizers — Adizah Eghan, Zakiya Gibbons, Aliya Pabani, Afi Yellow-Duke, and Wang — were building a directory of producers of color to negate claims by audio institutions that it […]
This came in just before the long weekend: Guy Raz, the wildly industrious purveyor of wonder and enthusiasm, will be stepping away from the TED Radio Hour as host and editorial director at the end of this year. In a statement, NPR, which co-produces the popular “podcast about ideas” with TED, announced that they will […]
One thing I find endlessly fascinating about the podcast industry today is digging into how we all ended up here — I find that there are as many routes to the audio world as there are people in it. With that in mind, this week I was delighted to trade emails with Felix Trench, a […]
Charlotte Lock, launch director of the BBC Sounds app, has stepped down nine months after taking up the role.
The executive director and co-founder of the Chicago-based audio documentary conference will be departing in the fall, and the search for a replacement will kick off later this week. The move was announced last Wednesday through a letter published on the Third Coast website. Obviously, this is a major development for the beloved conference, which […]
This week I spent some email time with Arlie Adlington, a producer in London with a wide and interesting portfolio, who is also part of the steering group for a recently launched accessibility and diversity initiative for the audio industry here. Arlie wrote about moving into audio after a career in another industry, working on […]
The EW Scripps-owned podcast company announced two high-level hires this morning: Sarah van Mosel as the organization’s new Chief Revenue Officer; and Daisy Rosario as the new Executive Producer, overseeing original programming and new show development. Van Mosel joins from Market Enginuity, the Arizona-based sales and sponsorship firm specializing in public media, where she held […]
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This week, I traded emails with Nick Liao — oh look, another cool Asian fellow in media named Nick! — who produces Good Food, KCRW’s great food radio program and podcast hosted by Evan Kleinman. The show recently received a James Beard nomination in the radio category for its tribute to the late Jonathan Gold, […]