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All stories here produced for NPR’s weekly news magazine Weekend All Things Considered

Young Louisville Percussionists Love Led Zeppelin –  And Jimmy Page Loves Them

Photo Courtesy of Tricia Williams

“Too good not to share,” Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page wrote Feb. 20 on his Facebook page. “Have a rocking weekend!” He was referring to this YouTube video of the Louisville Leopard Percussionists, an ensemble of 7- to 12-year-olds playing a medley of Zeppelin hits.

Interview with Diane Downs, audio production, editing, editing and script by me.

The Woman Behind Marvel’s Newest Team Of Super Heroes

Photo Courtesy of Marvel Entertainment

The Marvel Universe is going through some major changes. The biggest one is the Avengers now being composed entirely of women. A-Force is set to launch in May, but series writer G. Willow Wilson was nice enough to talk to us at All Things Considered about her new title and the current state of women in comics.

Audio production, editing and guest booking from me. Great conversation with someone who’s just starting to make her mark on the world of mainstream comics.

In His Latest Book, Neil Gaiman Offers Readers a Trigger Warning

Photo Courtesy of Harper Collins

Neil Gaiman has always said that he wants to write a sequel to what is perhaps his most famous novel, American Gods. But every time he sits down to write it, he gets distracted. “I go off and do things that seem like they’re going to be fun and many times they are.” Gaiman’s latest distraction is a book of ‘Short Fictions and Disturbances.’

Guest booking, audio production and editing by me.

Devastating Earthquake Hits Nepal, Kills More Than 1,000

Photo Courtesy of Narendrea Shrestha/EPA/Landov

NPR’s Arun Rath speaks with Kunda Dixit, a Nepali Times editor, about today’s deadly quake. It caused an Everest avalanche and destroyed ancient monuments in and around the capital, Kathmandu.

Hear how the citizens are getting through the night and what happens when our guest experiences an aftershock right as he’s answering one of our questions (seriously).
Audio production, editing, and guest booking by me.

All pieces produced for NPR's Bullseye with Jesse Thorn.

All pieces produced for NPR’s Bullseye with Jesse Thorn.

Bullseye’s Best Comedy of 2014 Special

The Best Comedy of 2014 Special is the most recent edition of the annual episode of Bullseye that collect some of the best examples of stand-up comedy from the year. As the producer for this episode, I wrote the script, pulled the clips and selected which comedians would be featured.

Samuel Herring from Future Islands: “The Song That Changed My Life”

Photo: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Samuel Herring from the Band Future Islands discusses how he went from being a fan of only hip hop to learning how to eventually learning to love indie music. The change all started in college with the song Digital by Joy Division.

Script, production and editing was done by me.

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