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.

Radio stories

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.

  • Punditz on a podcast
    Just about a decade ago, I produced and hosted India's first music podcast for The Blue Frog … Here's a very dated, very long chat with Tapan and Gaurav, Live From The Blue Frog!
  • Podcasting Retreat with Sonologue in Udaipur
    Feb 20-24, 2020 Learn to podcast like a pro in three days in the old city of Udaipur, right by the lake. Come with an idea, leave with an episode! If you’ve wanted to start a podcast but felt stymied …
  • DIY podcasts: Equipment guide
    I get asked about podcasting equipment a lot and so I have put together a rough guide to everything you need to set up a small studio — whether as an individual or as an organization. Depending on you …
  • New workshops in the works for 2019/2020
    If you know you want to put out a podcast, there is a #podcasting workshop for you! I’m working on a calendar that goes three months out now and if you’d like to know when @Sonologue is coming to your …
  • Podcasting workshops July
    Sorry, folks, I’ve had a change of plans. Both workshops for Podcasting 101 in Pune and Mumbai have had to be postponed for reasons out of my control. In one case the venue got cancelled. If you know …

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