I make podcasts and programmes for radio – I produce them, I voice them, I conceptualize some of them, and I execute most of them myself – including field reporting and scripting. I don’t love engineering, but I do some of that, too. I work with individuals, not-for-profits, and corporates to develop and produce podcast series as well, I train, coach and consult in the podcasting space. More of that is on my work site.
I think most of what is on private FM stations across India is drivel.
I, therefore, teach workshops on podcast programming and production, which I think could be the answer for the discerning listener. I freelance as a reporter for several outstanding international radio programs and podcasts, such as PRI’s The World; BBC’s podcasts Health Check, CrowdScience, World Hacks, and Outlook; Deutsche Welle’s Living Planet, World Link, and World in Progress. I have fixed for NPR’s ATC, Rough Translation, and Goats & Soda, as well as Gimlet Media, CBC, Made in Manchester and others.
Hightlights including cohosting an episode of BBC’s World Hacks on the X Prize for Women’s Safety and hosting an episode of CrowdScience.
Podcasts – Sonologue
Sonologue produces podcasts and consults on production for anyone who wants help with the medium. As an independent radio producer, I work on two ongoing podcasts:
Love, Sex, Dating ‘cast India’s only dedicated (and first) weekly show that takes on
agony-aunt (or bhaiya-didi) type questions, in English. The siblings Prem & Rogue host.
Tall Tales TakeawayIndia’s only non-fiction story telling podcast – true stories told by the people who experienced them, curated and hosted by Michael Burns of Tall Tales. Season 1 is over, Season 2 starts soon.
- October 9, 2020, Webinar # 5 Releasing & Distributing a podcast
What do you do after you've got your content shaped up? Where do you release it? Do you have to pay for a hosting platform? What are show notes and do you need them? How do you get noticed? In th …
- October 8, 2020, Webinar # 4 Interviewing for Podcasts
ow that you know HOW to record, what are you going to record? Interviewing for podcasts is a totally different skill from interviewing for any other medium. We'll go over how to set up the interv …
- October 7, 2020, Webinar # 3 Recording Remotely
October 7, 2020, Webinar # 3 Recording Remotely — In Lockdown or just recording remotely anyway? Here are the radio manners you need as well as the technical stuff you have to account for and plan for …
- Company In India Gives Women A Day Off If Their Period Is Painful—NPR Goats and Soda
Public discussion of periods is still a taboo in many parts of the world. But this week in India, everybody’s talking about the topic. The reason: an announcement by a Mumbai media firm called Culture …
- What’s Making These Dogs In Mumbai Turn Blue?—NPR Goats and Soda
Five dogs turned blue in Mumbai. That was a story that journalist Deepak Gharat broke this past week. He was following up on a story in the industrial zone of Taloja, home to about 1,000 pharmaceutica …