Otis Gray is a radio producer, storyteller, and cook from rural Vermont. He produces the Hungry podcast – a show about food, the stories behind it, and the power of what we eat in a polarized world. He also is the host of Sleepy, a weekly podcast where he reads listeners to sleep with old books.
Otis' has produced work for Slate Studios, and has appeared on the Gravy podcast, BRIC Radio, Making Contact, and WAMC among others. He is a three-time Moth Story Slam winner, and makes a killer ravioli.
Daria Sukharchuk is a journalist based in Berlin, where she works as a news anchor for Russian-language OstWest.tv. Her writing has appeared in Motherboard and ZEIT Online, Cosmopolitan, as well as Afisha (Moscow's leading city magazine). She specializes on the topic of human rights, migration, and mental health.
She has her BA in Chinese history, and, never having forgotten her history background, has also contributed to the educational project1917.com.
Annie Hylton is an international investigative journalist from Canada. She writes about gender, immigration, human rights, and conflict, and has worked in East Africa, the Middle East, Central America, and elsewhere. She teaches journalism at Sciences Po in Paris and was a former international lawyer focusing on situations of conflict. Hylton is a graduate of Columbia University’s Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism and also holds a J.D. and Master of Laws in international humanitarian law.
Bayla Metzger is a radio reporter and producer based in Burlington, Vermont, where she rises before the sun to produce Morning Edition at Vermont Public Radio. She cut her teeth in West Texas, where she was a reporter and producer at Marfa Public Radio covering a wide range of beats, including energy, rural issues and the arts. A story she produced about mutton busting – the rodeo event where children ride sheep – was awarded a 2018 regional Edward R. Murrow Award. Journalism is Bayla’s second career, following more than a decade telling branded stories through print and film. She studied audio documentary at Transom Story Workshop.
Tanya Pampalone is the managing editor of the Global Investigative Journalism Network, a non-profit based in Washington, D.C. The former executive editor of South Africa's Mail & Guardian, she was the 2013 Menell Media Fellow at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy. She is the co-editor of two nonfiction narrative collections, Writing Invisibility: Conversations on the Inner City (Mail & Guardian, 2013) and I Want To Go Home Forever: Stories of Becoming and Belonging in South Africa's Great Metropolis (Wits Press, 2018).
Malia Politzer is the executive editor of piqd.com, and an award-winning long-form journalist based out of Spain. She specializes in reporting on migration, international development, human rights issues and investigative reporting.
Originally from California, she's lived in China, Spain, Mexico and India, and reported from various countries in Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Her primary beats relate to immigration, economics and international development. She has published articles in Huffington Post Highline, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Vogue India, Mint, Far Eastern Economic Review, Foreign Policy, Reason Magazine, and the Phoenix New Times. She is also a regular contributor to Devex.
Her Huffington Post Highline series, "The 21st Century Gold Rush" won awards from the National Association of Magazine Editors, Overseas Press Club, and American Society of Newspaper Editors. She's also won multiple awards for feature writing in India and the United States.
Her reporting has been supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, The Institute For Current World Affairs, and the Global Migration Grant.
Degrees include a BA from Hampshire College and MS from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where was a Stabile Fellow at the Center for Investigative Journalism.
Chhavi Sachdev runs Sonologue and is India's second most experienced podcaster, having started putting out podcasts on her own and for clients like the Blue Frog in 2008... long before Serial, leading her mother to tell other people "I don't know what she does. Something to do with radio on the Web."
Over the last 10 years, she has developed and launched several podcasts that are successfully running, as well as produced the LSDcast - India's definitive podcast about love, sex, and dating, and Tall Tales Takeaway -- bite size true stories, told live.
She also conducts workshops on DIY podcasting, audio editing, and consults for organizations that need a little handholding in the audio format.
To pay the bills, Chhavi is a freelance multimedia journalist and producer covering science, health, development, sustainability, and women's issues extensively. She has co-hosted episodes for BBC's World Hacks and CrowdScience and she's a frequent presenter on PRI's The World, BBC's Health Check and several Deutsche Welle programs.
She listens to podcasts while exercising, doing chores, and also when she's felled by migraines.
Padma has been a journalist for the past 14 years. She has primarily reported on science and environment for Indian newspapers and magazines. Since 2015, she has also been writing and hosting a science podcast, The Intersection produced by Audiomatic.
Her work has appeared in several Indian publications, such as The Times of India, The Hindu, Mint, Scroll.in, The Telegraph and many others. Internationally, she has written for San Francisco Chronicle, Global Post, Newsweek, New Scientist.
Manuela Andreoni is an independent journalist based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where she was born and raised. She was a fellow at the Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism and Columbia Journalism Investigations, in New York, and continues to work on cross-border investigations about Latin American issues. Her work as a reporter has been published by the The New York Times, the New Yorker Magazine, BBC Panorama, The Globe and Mail, Univision, Agência Pública and others.
Freelance journalist based in Paris, France, covering the Arab World. Have reported from Yemen, Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Iraq, Palestine, Somalia, Ethiopia. Interested in US foreign policy in MENA region, imperialism, youth politics, and conflict.
Will Kherbek is the writer of the novels Ecology of Secrets (2013) and ULTRALIFE (2016), both published by Arcadia Missa. His Ph.D. was granted by the University of London in 2014. In 2018, the poetry collections 26 Ideologies for Aspiring Ideologists (If a Leaf Falls Press) and Everyday Luxuries (Arcadia Missa) were published. Kherbek is also the writer of the essay "Technofeudalism and the Tragedy of the Commons" (2016) which appeared in the debut issue of Doggerland's journal. The essay considers the role of information in the writing of the Nobel Prize winning economist, Elinor Ostrom, in relation to the concept of the "tragedy of the commons" as formulated by Garrett Hardin. He has written about high frequency trading and finance for the award-winning German language publication, BLOCK, and has consulted and appeared at events with the conveners of the Alternative School of Economics and Rabbits Road Institute in London. His art journalism has appeared widely in publications including Flash Art, Spike Magazine, MAP Magazine, Berlin Art Link, Rhizome.org, and others.
Co-host of the Episode Party podcast, author of Storm Static Sleep: A Pathway Through Post-rock, editor at ATTN:Magazine.
Catalina Lobo-Guerrero is a freelance journalist and anthropologist currently living in Barcelona, Spain. For the past decade she has been working as an investigative journalist and correspondent in Bogotá, Colombia and Caracas, Venezuela where has written about politics, corruption, the armed conflict and violence. Her work has been published by The New York Times, The Guardian, El País and other smaller and independent media outlets in Latin America.
Erin Siegal McIntyre is a independent investigative journalist. She is a Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University and the author of "Finding Fernanda."
Sarah Salvadore is an independent data and investigative journalist.
Salvadore spent the past year collaborating on a multimedia investigation for The New Yorker. She worked as a fellow at Columbia’s Global Migration Project - writing and publishing stories of impact on women and girls, migrating from Central America's Northern Triangle. She is a 2016 alumna of Columbia Journalism School, New York, graduating with an MS in Data Specialization and Gender Migration.
Salvadore was part of Columbia's first cohort specializing in data-driven journalism. She is interested in telling human interest stories, using latest tools in data collection, analysis and visualization.
She previously worked with the Times of India in Hyderabad and Kolkata.