I'm the host and associate producer for the Smithsonian's Sidedoor podcast, and a journalist who believes in using audio to enable audiences to delve deep into the ideas that shape our world.
I’m passionate about telling sound-rich, long-form stories on everything from art and pop culture to religion and ethics. My work has ranged from reporting on national identity in Pakistan, to a story about how actor and comedian Cheech Marin is elevating Chicano art, to coverage of Milwaukee as a political laboratory for American Socialists.
Previously, I worked as producer and interviewer on the nationally-syndicated, Peabody Award-winning radio program To the Best of Our Knowledge. In a past life, I was on the daily news beat and covered national and state news as a producer for Wisconsin Public Radio’s live news talk show Central Time.
HOSTING & INTERVIEWING
Cheech Marin Gets Artsy for “Sidedoor,” a podcast from the Smithsonian
Reality TV and Other Things We Secretly Love for To The Best of Our Knowledge
That Brunch in the Forest for “Sidedoor,” a podcast from the Smithsonian
What Monuments Can Tell Us About National Identity for To The Best of Our Knowledge
Why Online Quizzes, Personality Tests, and Horoscopes Help You Feel Special for To The Best of Our Knowledge
Is Socialism Making a Comeback? for To The Best of Our Knowledge
Is Guilt A Wasted Emotion? for To The Best of Our Knowledge
Is The Nation-State Splintering? for To The Best of Our Knowledge