I'm a New York based maker of comedy, podcasts and videos.
I am a co-creator of the sci fi comedy podcast Mission to Zyxx. I play Junior Missions Operations Manager Nermut Bundaloy, and edit most of the episodes.
The only time I ever hitchhiked, I was handed a golden retriever puppy named Mark to sit on my lap.
I perform improv comedy with the group Thank You, Robot.
I am director of operations at the public radio show This American Life, where I have directed and produced live show videos. I also work on our spinoff shows Serial and S-Town. I've occasionally been on the air, and I voice those podcast ads.
I have a pacemaker, so please punch me anywhere except the upper left side of my chest, if you find yourself needing to punch me.
Occasionally I write pieces for The New Yorker's Shouts & Murmurs.
One of my life goals is to find a frog that could be honestly described as "gigantic." (2016 UPDATE: goal achieved in Costa Rica. Sucker was like 3 pounds)
In 2015 I produced and hosted Cast Party, a podcast performance beamed live into movie theaters and later released on Netflix. It featured Radiolab, Invisibilia, Reply All, Lauren Lapkus, and The Truth. Plus my heroes Cocoon Central Dance Team. Looking back, I honestly don’t know how we pulled it off.
I found a key in Anchorage, Alaska that unlocked a lock that I found in Madison, Wisconsin. I've found a weirdly large number of keys, but it was still surprising.
From 2008-2012 I hosted the live storytelling show Told in NYC.
My family had a dog, Smokey, that was half wolf and got shot dead by the neighbors because he ate their chickens. We couldn't prove it, but we knew what happened. Those same neighbors had BB gun fights for fun. Now I have a dog who is alive.
I'm realizing that a lot of this is about animals, but people are animals too.
I'm looking to collaborate on new projects, so please do get in touch if you've got something cooking. Either way, thank you for choosing to read my autobiography.