I'm a New York based director, producer, improviser and comedy writer.
In 2015 I produced and hosted Cast Party, a podcast festival sent live into movie theaters and released online, created with the production company BY Experience. It featured Radiolab, Invisibilia, Reply All, Lauren Lapkus, and The Truth.
Occasionally I write pieces for The New Yorker's Shouts & Murmurs.
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 also voice those podcast ads.
The only time I ever hitchhiked, I was handed a golden retriever puppy named Mark to sit on my lap.
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.
I write and animate the cartoon series A Couple of Astronauts with Shaina Feinberg.
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)
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.
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.