A selection of past radio work. 

Producing

New Yorker Radio Hour
When Henry Worsley set out to cross Antarctica alone and on foot, it was his third trek on the continent. His wife Joanna supported his mission--to realize the dream of his hero, Earnest Shackleton. "Through Endurance We Conquer" was Shackleton's motto, and Worsley held fast to it even as the conditions and his health spelled trouble for the trip. Renowned writer David Grann and I collaborated to bring Worsley's story to radio. - 2018

The 450 residents of Tangier Island, Virginia, may be some of the first climate change refugees in the United States, but they don't believe the climate science. That irony has made the small community a flashpoint in the national fight over climate change. - 2017

As the Trump Administration changes immigration policies, hundreds of refugees from around the globe wait in limbo in an old schoolhouse in Buffalo, New York. - 2017 

Leonard Cohen was a poet, a performer and a relentless spiritual seeker. In this final interview before his death, he talks with David Remnick about music, hamburgers, and uncovering the face of God. - 2016

Members of some of the few remaining uncontacted tribes in the Amazon have been trying to meet the developed world. Jon Lee Anderson tell the story of the dangers of encountering isolated tribes. - 2016

There are about 800 languages in New York City, and nearly a third of them are endangered. Here's a profile of one man who's trying to keep them alive. -2015

And, of course, what would The New Yorker be without a little cartooning? Here are George Booth and Matt Diffee. -2015

To the Best of Our Knowledge
As the "Serial effect" boosts podcast listenership, what's happening to the Future of Listening? Alex Blumberg, Emily Bazelon, Chris Bannon and WFMU's Ken Freedman share their opinions in this hour for To the Best of Our Knowledge.

I helped to produce To the Best of Our Knowledge's series on death, including this five-part story of the end of one man's lifein collaboration with freelance producer Seth JovaagIt was created so that each segment stands alone, so that each can be aired as part of a larger hour, and so that all five work together. It won a Milwaukee Press Club gold award for best feature story or series, and an award from PRNDI

As artists and scientists dig deeper into the nature of our senses, To the Best of Our Knowledge examines ASMR, cyborgs, and the science of synesthesia. Plus, a look at how sensory stimuli can help people heal from trauma, in Super Senses.

However slowly, gender norms seem to be changing in North America. Judith Butler, Rae Spoon and others weigh in on Gender Shift.

What happens when the muse descends? Writer Nathan Englander and I co-produced this hour on ecstatic creativity, for To the Best of Our Knowledge.

I confess, I *heart* wonder. So, we tried to figure out what it is - and how to get more of it - in this hour for To the Best of Our Knowledge.

We're all gonna die. What does mortality mean for our lives? An hour for To the Best of Our Knowledge.

Science says identity is little more than a web of neurons holding a myth of memories. So who are you? For To the Best of Our Knowledge.


Hosting/Announcing

Fill-in hosting an hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge (which I also produced) on podcasting and the future of listening.  - January 2015

Announcing for Michael Feldman's Whad'Ya Know? - January 31, 2015.

Announcing for Michael Feldman's Whad'Ya Know? - November 10, 2012

A clip of my work hosting Morning Edition for the Maine Public Broadcasting Network.

Since you've made it this far, a clip of my chimpanzee call:

Interviewing

Poet Patricia Lockwood for a To the Best of Our Knowledge episode called "Very New Poems" - February 2015

Comedian Ophira Eisenberg for a To the Best of Our Knowledge episode called "Love by the Numbers" - February 2015

Producer Alex Blumberg for a To the Best of Our Knowledge episode I produced called "The Future of Listening" - January 2015

Advice columnist Cary Tennis for a To the Best of Our Knowledge episode called "Self Help" - January 2015

Buddhist Chaplain Steven Spiro for a To the Best of Our Knowledge episode called "Death: The Last Moment" - November 2014

Journalist Luke Harding for a To the Best of Our Knowledge episode called "Who Is a Patriot?" - July 2014

Poet Steve Roggenbuck for a To the Best of Our Knowledge episode I produced called "Selfie Portraits" - April 2014  


Audio Essays

About my endless hunt for wonder, and its inherent presence.

About the existential freedom that might come from a good, hard look at narrative identity theory.



News

Mexican Workers in America's Dairyland, New Yorker Radio Hour - 2018
Hosted by David Remnick
Nearly half of the dairy workers in the United States are migrant workers. In Wisconsin, America's Dairyland, that estimate is nearly 80%. I visit two dairies to talk with a milk producer and a worker from Mexico.

Paris Climate Talks, New Yorker Radio Hour - 2015
Hosted by David Remnick
New Yorker writer Elizabeth Kolbert talks with David Remnick in the run-up to the 2015 climate negotations in Paris. 

War Crimes Trials for Sri Lanka?, Radio Netherlands Worldwide - 2011
Hosted by Johan van Slooten
"Justice needs to be seen to be done, just as much as it is done. This is a matter of concern I think, not just for Tamils, but for all Sri Lankans... if we do not address this, it stands the very real risk of leading to discontent that might again, years down the line, lead to another war."
 
Kenya's Unrest Stirs Survival Struggles, Marketplace - 2008
Hosted by Tess Vigeland
"[Kenyans] are tired of this violence. That said, in the minds of many Kenyans, their democratic right was undermined by vote rigging. The violence that followed that has unveiled all of this suppressed tribalism."
 

News Feature

Police Shooting Spotlights Madison's Racial Disparities, To the Best of Our Knowledge - 2015
Hosted by Anne Strainchamps
When a white police officer shoots an unarmed black man in a place that's consistently listed as one of the most progressive places in the United States, how do you reckon with the truth?

Out of Business in Kenya, Marketplace -2008
Hosted by Kai Ryssdal
"That shop of mine, it was my father, it was my mother. It is the place I was getting the daily food." 
 
Rising Food Prices in Kenya, Voice of America -2008
"T
he farmers left their farms [because of the post-election violence] and now they are in the IDP [camps] so there is no way they are going to farm.
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Hosted by Bob Moon
"Despite the poverty, [Nairobi's largest slum] Kibera is also a hive of business activity." 
 
 
Documentary

Death Doesn't Bother Me, Anyway, To the Best of Our Knowledge - 2014
I helped to produce much of To the Best of Our Knowledge's series on death, including this five-part documentary about the end of one man's life. It was created so that each segment stands along, to be aired as part of a larger hour, and so that all five work together. It won a Milwaukee Press Club gold award for best feature story or series, and an award from PRNDI. 

Rebuilding New Orleans, Maine Public Broadcasting Network - 2007
In 2007, a group of high school students from Western Maine spent their spring vacation building homes in hurricane-ravaged New Orleans. I produced a multi-media project documenting the students' experience, including several news stories, a student-written weblog, and this half-hour radio documentary.