Audio

I’m a podcast maker from end to end† – I create shows, write, research, interview, host, perform, engineer, edit, sound design, mix, master, and compose (see Podcast Music).

I’ve worked across multiple genres including unscripted comedy, arts and culture discussion, experimental fiction, narrative nonfiction, musical children’s science podcasts, and travel.

You can find a fairly comprehensive selection of my production, composition and performance work on podchaser.

Recent Production:

  • Maddie’s Sound Explorers – a science podcast for 7-10 year olds, featuring a song built from the sounds of science and nature every episode. I developed the 15-episode series with host Maddie Moate based on an original idea by exec producer Matt Hill. I booked and interviewed guests, scripted episodes with Maddie, and edited, produced, mixed and mastered the show, writing and a recording a new piece of music based around the sounds and ideas in each episode [Aug-Nov 2020].
  • Judge and mentor on the 2019 Pulse Awards – a £50,000 fund led by the Wellcome Trust and the British Podcast Awards. Eleven podcasts were funded, and I supported two makers – Dave Pickering for Down to A Sunless Sea: Memories of My Dad – a series combining memoir, biography, and interviews with scientists and activists to address issues around ageing, dementia, assisted dying, and health; and Sarah Golding’s “Anyone F’Coffee”, a mixed fiction/nonfiction narrative podcast exploring women’s health [October 2019-May 2020].

Ongoing Production:

Neutrinowatch [2021-]

Co-created this innovative semifictional anthology podcast where every episode changes every day.

Song by Song [2015-]

I produce and co-host Song by Song, which discusses every Tom Waits song in chronological order. Our guests have included Jon Ronson, Phoebe Judge, Jon Hodgman, Jeffrey Cranor, Simon Stephens and David Shrubsole.

The Allusionist [2015-]

I make music for The Allusionist, and have provided editorial input for a number of episodes and touring shows:

  • Research and production: The Cake is Mightier Than The Sword, Podlingual, A Festive Hit, Second Home, and more.
  • Tailored Scores: Harsh Realm, Eclipse, Continental, Transquilluisionist series.
  • Live show: Additional writing, music, and performance on Allusionist Touring Show [2018] and No Title [2019]
  • In 2018, I re-edited over 100 episodes to be suitable for ad injection, and remastered them for LUFS standardisation. I worked with their technical team to create an automated solution for gapless mp3s to reduce the intrusiveness of injected ads.

Answer Me This [2007-2021]

I was music director, live engineer, and comedy sidekick/science nerd on question-answering podcast Answer Me This!. Just so you know, it has rude words and racy content.

Guest appearances:

I’ve also guested on shows including the Podcast Studies Podcast, Over/Underrated, Podcast Radio Hour, The 90 Minutes or Less Film Festival (with Colin Trevorrow), The Wire Stripped, Scientists Not the Science, Twenty Thousand HertzFlixwatcher, Getting Better Acquainted, Bright ClubThe Bugle [briefly], and Jordan, Jesse Go! [VERY briefly].

Awards:

* I was composer (and not producer or performer) on the podcast

**I wrote and produced on this podcast in the period in which it won this award

†I mean “from end to end of the podcast making process” but I’m also a podcast maker from top to tail, as it were

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