I started out in music radio about 10 years ago and after producing shows for BBC Radio 1 and 2 I moved over into podcasting in 2016. I love the flexibility and directness of podcasts and find so many creative opportunities working in this field. (I will always love radio too though!)
Commissioning and development
As part of my current commissioning lead role at BBC Sounds I help to develop new podcast titles and talent, and work on an ongoing basis with existing podcast teams: giving editorial feedback, working to maximise audience reach and engagement through social media, marketing and press, and working alongside network teams to help promote podcasts within the BBC as well as outside.
Since 2016 I’ve hosted and produced Lecker, one of the most highly acclaimed UK food podcasts. It won Podcast of the Year at the 2019 Fortnum & Mason Food & Drinks Awards and the most recent series Kitchens had reviews in the Financial Times, the Guardian and the New Statesman among others.
Freelance audio production
I was freelance 2016-2020 and had the pleasure of producing shows for clients like The Guardian, Fearne Cotton’s Happy Place, Historic England, Sarah Beeny, Dr Martens, Homo Sapiens and award-winning work for COPA90 and Viv Groskop’s How To Own The Room. I also worked on popular independent podcasts like Layers and the award-winning The Last Bohemians.
I’m interested in audio work that doesn’t necessarily fit into traditional radio or podcast forms. I’m a returning contributor at Hearsay Audio Arts Festival in Ireland and have undertaken two residencies to work on audio installations for the festival. In 2019 I made Table For One which was described as “fresh, brilliantly executed and inspiring”.
Hear The Paternoster, the sound art piece I developed and co-produced about the historic lift in Sheffield’s Arts Tower, was included in the 2019 Our Fave Places exhibition 100 Views of the Arts Tower and was played on the Glasgow-based pop-up station Radiophrenia.