Our Season Three was a big team effort. Our staffer Özge Sebzeci reported our Turkey story and everyone on the team contributed to the stories. Fariba Nawa was the editor-in-chief, Umar Farooq and Alisa Reznick were editors and Oscar Durand was the main producer. We also worked with freelance journalists, sound engineers and an illustrator, all of which are listed below:
From recording punk bands in his garage to touring with Joe Biden as a sound recordist, Craig has been a working audio engineer for over 20 years. He has been to all seven continents in pursuit of music and adventure, and is also the 2008 Air Guitar World Champion. He currently lives with his family in southern Oregon.
Levi Bridges is an American audio journalist currently based between Mexico City and Moscow, Russia. He’s reported for outlets like Marketplace and Public Radio International, and produced audio documentaries in English and Spanish for NPR’s Radio Ambulante.
Patrice Citera is a freelance journalist based in Kinshasa, the DR Congo. He reports for a number of outlets, including Euronews, Deutshwelle English, and Voice of America.
He spent 11 years (2003-2013) with the BBC World Service reporting news and current affairs in English, French, and Swahili, initially in radio and later online and television.
He has also reported for the Associated Press and the New Humanitarian (formerly IRIN News).
Alice Driver is the author of More or Less Dead and the translator of Abecedario de Juárez. Her long-form reporting, radio, and essays have appeared in National Geographic, Time, Oxford American, Longreads, and Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting.
Giovana Fleck is a journalist from the extreme south of Brazil, currently residing in Amsterdam. She has worked as a reporter and video editor with independent media that focuses on the narratives of social impact, women’s rights, indigenous causes, and the environment. Fleck is currently freelancing while in pursuit of her Master’s degree in political communication.
Hatiye illustrated our third season, and the art for our website. You can see her works at hatiyegarip.com.
Lisa Jane Harding
Lisa Jane Harding is a British breaking news reporter based in Hong Kong, where she has lived for the past 18-years.
She has worked as a freelance correspondent for Deutsche Presse-Agentur, covering the anti-government protest movement and subsequent political fallout in the region, as China speeds-up the ex-British colony’s integration into the country.
Her work has appeared in CNN, South China Morning Post, and several major news publications in Germany, Australia, US, and the Middle East.
Theo Merz is a British journalist based in Moscow. His work has appeared in The Economist, The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Times, VICE, and other news outlets.
He was previously a Russia correspondent for Agence France-Presse, and has also reported for the news agency from Ukraine, Hong Kong and Malaysia.
Rajesh Mukkath is a Chennai-based sound designer with more than 15 years of experience working in feature films, television and radio. This is his first experience working with podcasts and he is very enthusiastic about exploring potentials of sound design in this visual-free medium.
Prachi Pinglay-Plumber is an independent journalist based in Bengaluru, India. She has reported on political, social, and cultural issues for BBC News, The Hindu and Outlook magazine from the western Indian states of Maharashtra, Goa, and Gujarat.
Agrarian crisis, women’s rights, the environment, and culture have been recurring elements in her reporting. Trained in radio, she occasionally dabbles in teaching at journalism schools and community radio projects.
Prachi is passionate about all things Mumbai, Bollywood, street food, secularism, and her toddler son Noor.
Kunal Shankar is an award-winning investigative journalist passionate about reporting on caste discrimination, bureaucratic, judicial, and corporate fraud and climate change. He began his career in television in his hometown, Chennai, and has worked for ABC News Radio, Frontline magazine, India Today, and collaborated with American Public Media. Kunal loves beaches, having grown up by the sea in Chennai, and dabbles in South Indian recipes occasionally