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Bob Carlson is the producer, editor, host, and sound engineer of "UnFictional," an award-winning radio program and podcast, featuring long form storytelling and personal documentaries. Bob has spent most of his adult life alone in padded soundproof rooms as a producer and technician at the famously eclectic KCRW in Santa Monica: mixing live music, making radio dramas and documentaries, DJ-ing, and washing windows.  His work has also been heard on the BBC, NPR, and Australian Broadcasting Corporation. As a fan of radio storytelling, Bob is almost always seen with headphones listening to podcasts.  He also enjoys learning to compose music for the stories on "UnFictional." He lives in Los Angeles with with his wife, two children and an extremely territorial little dog.

Stephanie Foo is a producer at "This American Life." Prior to joining TAL, she was an original producer at "Snap Judgment," and her work has aired on a number of podcasts and shows, including "99% Invisible" and "Radiolab." She also produced her own music podcast, "Stagedive."




Leda Hartman is the story editor at "Latino USA," a weekly NPR program about Latino news and culture. She has also done editing stints at two international news programs, the "World Vision Report" and "Latitudes." She has worked as both a station-based and freelance reporter, filing for public radio shows including "Morning Edition," "All Things Considered," "Marketplace," "The World" and "Studio 360." Her print work includes stories for the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, and Congressional Quarterly’s Global Researcher. Leda is the recipient of more than a dozen national and regional awards for her reporting, including a shared Dupont-Columbia, a shared Gracie, a Clarion and a first-place documentary award from the Society of Professional Journalists. In 2013, she received the Mimi Award for editing from the Ochberg Society for Trauma Journalism.


Alison MacAdam is a senior editor of NPR's "All Things Considered." She has worked for ATC through two wars, a financial crisis, and three presidential elections. As a producer, she traveled with NPR hosts and reporters to locations including Ghana and post-Katrina Louisiana. She recently collaborated with "Radio Diaries" on the five-part ATC series "Teenage Diaries Revisited." Alison got her start at WBUR in Boston. She grew up in Lexington, Kentucky, and enjoys challenging stereotypes about the South (and other things, too).


Julie Shapiro is executive producer of ABC RN's Creative Audio Unit, the team behind the national, weekly shows "Radiotonic" and "Soundproof." Before relocating with her family to Australia, Shapiro co-founded and was artistic director of the Third Coast International Audio Festival from 2000-2013. She has presented listening events and at conferences around the world, and occasionally produces stories for the public radio airwaves. Before finding her way into the audio cosmos, Shapiro worked at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, and behind many independent record store counters across the US.

Jamie York is the senior producer of "Radiolab." Prior to that he was a longtime producer and reporter for "On the Media." His work has aired on "Morning Edition," "All Things Considered," the BBC, "Studio 360" and "The World." He was in the first radio class at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies and got his start working with Dave Isay, The Kitchen Sisters, Joe Richman, and Jay Allison.