Dr. Chioke I'Anson is a philosopher and founding Director of Community Media at the VPM+ICA Community Media Center at the Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University. He created RESONATE and has been heard on shows like Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, Everything is Alive, Love + Radio, and the 11th.

Kelly Jones is an audio producer with a history beat. She's been in the game for over a decade and her work has appeared on NPR, the BBC, & Luminary (to name a few). She currently works at Slate, producing "One Year." Kelly has a PhD (ABD) in Philosophy & is getting a Master's in Library & Information Science so that she can better run her documentary research business, Sub[text]. In her spare time (lol) she also cohosts a recap podcast about Star Wars novels from the 1990s called, "Delusions of Grandeur." 


Anna Sale is the host and managing editor of Death, Sex & Money, the interview podcast about "the things we think about a lot and need to talk about more" from WNYC Studios. Before she launched the show in 2014, she was a news reporter for public radio stations in New York, Connecticut and West Virginia. She's the author of the book Let's Talk About Hard Things and lives in Berkeley with her husband and two kids. 


Alex Bargiacchi is the Research Manager at Edison Research.
Amanda Aronczyk (she/her) is a co-host and reporter for Planet Money, NPR's award-winning podcast that finds creative, entertaining ways to make sense of the big, complicated forces that move our economy. Amanda also teaches audio journalism at
the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY. 
Anna Stitt is an award-winning senior producer and editor with Audible Originals. She has a background in long-form narrative storytelling as well as a range of other audio-first formats.@annastitt_
Ben Riskin is a lawyer who quit his law firm job in 2014 to produce podcasts and work on the business side of a burgeoning podcast industry. He is also the Co-Creator and an Executive Producer of Welcome to Provincetown, which was named as one of the best podcasts of 2022 by the New York Times, The Verge, Variety, and the Huffington Post, among others. @benjaminriskin
Christabel Nsiah-Buadi is an audio development leader and strategist. She is the CEO of My Lens Media, an audio strategy company that bridges the gap between Africa and the global Black diaspora through audio. Christabel developed and mentored early-career podcast producers as the Lead of Spotify’s ground-breaking production fellowship, Sound Up: Behind the Mic. 

@christabelnsiahbuadi / @the_cipher_pod

Chris Oke is Executive Producer of Content and Development and lead story editor at CBC Podcasts. His previous production work includes Someone Knows Something, Hunting Warhead and Uncover. He’s also story edited well over 40 other series, providing notes on a wide range of long form narrative podcasts, including Goodbye to All This and Love, Janessa with the BBC World Service.@IAmChrisOke
Davy created and oversees Tribeca Audio, a division of Tribeca Enterprises, and leads all aspects of the audio storytelling program at the Tribeca Festival. He's an award-winning writer-creator with extensive experience writing, directing, producing, developing, hosting, and piloting original work for various audio networks. He also writes for the stage and screen, and wrote and performed comedy on a weekend team at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.@DavyGardner
Dane Cardiel is a long-time podcast industry expert committed to creators achieving success on their own terms. He is currently the VP of Creator Partnerships at Gumball — the Headgum-owned host-read ad marketplace — as well as the founder and publisher of Good Tape magazine. Formerly, Dane was a founding member of Simplecast where he led business development and creator partnerships (acquired by SiriusXM-Pandora in 2020).@goooodtape
Ellen Horne is the director of the Podcasting and Audio Reportage concentration in the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. Her research is focused on performance, documentation, the perception of authority in voice, labor and production in audio and podcasting. In 2020, she was host, reporter, and producer for Luminary’s Lies We Tell. For WNYC’s Radiolab, Ellen published stories from 2003-2015.@ramenshopradio
As a Program Manager at the Association of Independents in Radio, Erin oversees mentorship and training on SoundPath, AIR's training platform for the audio industry. She's passionate about creating enriching opportunities for professional development for AIR’s membership and the community at large. Erin McGregor is the host and creator of Queer Public, a narrative podcast that asks critical questions about queer identity, politics, and culture. Erin holds a Master’s Degree in Social Justice & Equity Studies where she studied broadcast news interviews on the CBC. She currently resides in South Philadelphia, PA.
Juleyka Lantigua is the Founder and CEO of LWC Studios, an award-winning digital media studio whose original work reaches rising audiences with programming that has a social-justice vein. She created and executive produces 70 Million, the first open-source solutions journalism podcast chronicling how locals are tackling jail reform around the country. In 2020, LWC Studios received a Peabody Award nomination, earned silver in the audio documentary category at the New York International Radio Festival.


KalaLea is an audio producer and reporter who–for nearly five years–has been producing interviews and narrative features for WNYC and the weekly national program, New Yorker Radio Hour. She is also the host of Season 2 of Blindspot: Tulsa Burning, a six-part series about the 1921 massacre that destroyed a thriving Black community. @kala_curious
Kelly Prime is a Brooklyn based story editor with deep experience creating award-winning audio documentaries. Some recent projects are editing with 99 Percent Invisible, Not Past It, and Articles of Interest: American Ivy. Past work includes reporting and production on 1619, The Daily, Radiolab, More Perfect and more. Kelly is obsessed with story structure and her dog —both to a fault— and when she's not in the recording studio, you can find her in the ceramics studio making things with clay.@kaymarieprime
Larry Rosin is President of Edison Research
Leila Day is an audio producer and editor who has created award winning work that often crafts personal narrative with journalism.She's currently an Executive Producer and Senior Editor at Pineapple Street Studios and is the co-creator of The Stoop Podcast, stories about the black diaspora. Leila is also the creator and co-host of Stoop Talks, on the Luminary network.
Mary Childs is a co-host of National Public Radio’s Planet Money, and the author of the best-selling book, The Bond King. She’s worked at Barron's magazine, the Financial Times, and Bloomberg News. She was a Watson Fellow, spending a year painting portraits around the world, and was a 2015 Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Honoree. She lives in Virginia, with her partner, kid, and very good dog.@maryinamerica
Nichole Hill is an award winning audio producer specializing in slice of life storytelling about the Black community. She is the creator and host of The Secret Adventures of Black People podcast, Showrunner of Dear Media's I Am America with Tracee Ellis Ross and Land of the Giants: Dating Game. She has also story edited and produced for New York Magazine, PRX, NPR, Snap Judgement and independent productions You Had Me at Black and Other Men Need Help. @nicholewthanh
Nick is the award winning creator of Love + Radio. 
Ronald Young Jr. is a host, audio producer, and storyteller based in Alexandria, VA. He has hosted shows such as Pushkin’s Solvable and HBO Docs Club from Pineapple Street Studios. He is the Senior Producer and owner of ohitsBigRon Studios, which produces such shows as the critically acclaimed and award-winning Time Well Spent, movie review podcast Leaving the Theater, and Radiotopia's Weight For It.@ohitsBigRon 
Sayre Quevedo is a documentary artist. He works across mediums to tell stories about intimacy, identity, and human relationships.Quevedo began as a reporter with Youth Radio in Oakland, California at the age of 15. Since then his work has been featured on NPR, Marketplace, BBC Short Cuts, Love Me on the CBC, McSweeney's and Radio Atlas.@sayrequevedo
Tuck Woodstock is a journalist and educator whose work focuses on telling better stories about gender and trans people. A co-founder of Sylveon Consulting, he has provided editorial consulting for such outlets as This American Life, The New Yorker Radio Hour, Welcome to Provincetown, Crooked Media, and KQED. He was a featured speaker at the Third Coast International Audio Festival in 2019 and 2020, and a 2019 Third Coast Radio Residency recipient. Tuck currently hosts the award-winning podcast Gender Reveal, which has released eleven seasons and distributed upwards of $300,000 in grants and mutual aid.@tuckwoodstockjr
Veralyn Williams (she/her) is a Peabody and Edward R. Murrow award-winning journalist who has been asking hard questions about our world since she picked up her first microphone in 2004. In her role as executive producer of programming at NPR, Williams brings her leadership (and editorial ears) to It's Been a Minute, Code Switch and The Limits with Jay Williams.
Vivian is currently a supervising producer for the podcast 99% Invisible, and a recovering television producer.@vivianhle


First Friday: Shadow Boxer (triptych 3) by JT Green

Saturday: Helen Zaltzman presents The Allusionist


Listen to unique audio productions curated by Julie Shapiro and The Reverend John Delore, final projects from our Levels Up summer program, and audio from the archives of Fearful Symmetry's Bob Paris.

Julie Shapiro is working with the fine folks at Canadaland while developing something big, bold, beautiful and
noisy (you bet) at the intersection of culture, art, community, impact.
Before that:
Executive Creative Director at Novel, Vice President of Editorial, PRX and Radiotopia / Executive Producer of Ear Hustle and Over the Road and Radiotopia Presents, 2015 - 2022. Executive producer of ABC RN's Creative Audio Unit, 2014 - 2015. Co-founder and artistic director of the Third Coast International Audio Festival, 2000 - 2013.

Bob Paris is a multimedia artist teaching at VCUarts in the Kinetic Imaging Department. He created the Fearful Symmetry podcast in 2023.



The RESONATE Pitch Party, sponsored by VPM, is a pitch contest held at RESONATE Podcast Festival this November. Three jury-selected producers will pitch their shows to a panel of judges, Shark Tank style, and one winner will receive $10,000 to produce their podcast pilot. The search for the top three starts this month and we want you to apply.

Prepare your pitch for an original show featuring sound rich, creative non-fiction storytelling. No true crime. No chatcasts. The finalists will be announced in September, then invited to attend RESONATE, where they will pitch their shows in front of a full house of attendees. No pressure! The party will end with the presentation of a big ole’ check. 



Ideations are closed pitch feedback meetings. If you have a project you are working on, submit to get a 30 minute pitch review with veteran creatives like Julekya Lantigua, Davy Gardner, and Christabel Nsiah-Buadi. Space is limited; we’ll send out sign ups in September.


Dane Cardiel and co are putting together something new: a print magazine for podcasting, with articles that get at the very core of podcast culture. Coming soon to a RESONATE near you.


RESONATE will end with a gathering at proud sponsor Common House Richmond. Join us for music, drinks, and a view of the city from the rooftop bar.


The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust

Molly Dodge