Creative uses of audio form the backbone of my career; I’m passionate about reaching underserved audiences and telling audio stories in beautiful and unexpected ways.
Commissioning and development
As part of my current role at BBC Sounds I help to develop new podcast titles and talent, as well as on an ongoing basis with the existing slate, giving editorial feedback, maximising audience reach and engagement through social media, marketing and press and working alongside network teams to help promote podcasts within the BBC.
Since 2016 I’ve hosted and produced Lecker, one of the most highly acclaimed food podcasts in the UK. I’ve taken trips to remote Welsh islands, Tokyo tea rooms and Bonnag World Championships all in the name of exploring personal stories around food. Lecker won Podcast of the Year at the 2019 Fortnum & Mason Food & Drinks Awards and counts Ruby Tandoh amongst its fans.
Freelance audio production
I started my career in specialist music radio; first for the digital station Amazing Radio and then for the BBC via the indie Folded Wing. Going freelance in 2016 coincided with a huge increase in podcast production this side of the pond so I moved sideways from radio into speech podcasts and I’ve since been lucky enough to work on some amazing shows for the likes of The Guardian, Historic England, Dr Martens, W Hotels, Skype and COPA90.
I’m a returning contributor at Hearsay Audio Arts Festival in Ireland and have undertaken two residencies to work on projects 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 co-produced with Lucy Ryan 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.