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Inside Podcasting

Jul 29, 2020

Adizah Eghan and Annie Brown join host Skye Pillsbury to discuss the making of The New York Times’ acclaimed 1619 Podcast. The trio discuss:

  • How the team began re-imagining the 1619 Project as an audio experience;
  • What inspired the show’s theme song and sound design;
  • How the team decided which stories to pursue for...


Jul 22, 2020

In this post-show episode, host Skye Pillsbury and a special guest break down last week’s interview with podcast critic and creator Wil Williams.

This is the podcaster Skye reached out to about being on an episode of this show, after a colleague begged her to consider it (literally, he begged). 

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Jul 15, 2020

Independent podcast critic and creator Wil Williams joins host Skye Pillsbury to share why she decided to make the kind of work she critiques and what the experience has been like so far. Wil reveals:

  • What it felt like when she decided to create a podcast; 
  • How writing some of the characters in Valence helped her...


Jul 8, 2020

In this post-show episode, host Skye Pillsbury sits down with two special guests to discuss last week’s interview with Dolly Parton’s America producer Shima Oliaee, her nine-year old obsession with Dolly Parton, and whether she feels like she’s part of Dolly Parton’s America.

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Jul 1, 2020

Dolly Parton’s America producer Shima Oliaee joins host Skye Pillsbury to reveal what it was like to create a show about iconic singer/songwriter/actress/businesswoman Dolly Parton. The pair discuss:

  • The moment Shima and Radiolab’s Jad Abumrad realized they had a series on their hands;
  • How Jad tried to keep the...