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SORRY ABOUT THE KID

SATK logo How do you forget your favourite person in the world? Alex remembers everything about the day a speeding police car killed his brother. But his brother, alive? Those memories are lost. And now, 30 years later, Alex wants them back. In this emotional four-part series, Alex unearths his childhood grief — with help from family, friends, and a therapist who witnessed his brother’s death. What happens when trauma and memory collide? Sorry About The Kid is a deeply personal meditation on the losses that define us. [2022. four-part series. co-writer/producer/mixer]

WELCOME TO PARADISE

WTP logo Love, marriage… and a secret history of trauma. Anna Maria Tremonti has been keeping her past a secret for over 40 years. As one of Canada’s most respected journalists, she has a reputation for being fearless and hard-hitting. She’s reported from some of the world’s most dangerous conflict zones. But none were as immediately threatening as life at home. In her early 20s, she fell in love with a man who seemed worldly and charming. Behind closed doors he was incredibly violent. Welcome To Paradise is a profoundly intimate portrait of a powerful woman confronting the source of tremendous pain. [2022. six-part series. story editor/mixer]

LOVE ME

loveme_logoFINAL Love Me is a podcast from CBC Radio about the messiness of human connection. Hosted by Lu Olkowski, the show explores complicated relationships of all kinds, with a blend of true stories and playful fictions. Start with To My Heart about one man’s experience with love and marriage classes while at Guantanamo Bay detention camp, or one of my favourites, The Detonator, in which a woman learns to live her life as a stalker pursues her for over a decade. [2015-2018. co-creator/senior editor]

WIRETAP

wiretap logoWireTap is like eavesdropping on telephone conversations but you’re never sure whether they’re real or not. Featuring stories like a scientist who documents the final words of parrots to what it’s like to date Lois Lane after she’s broken up with Superman. Created by Jonathan Goldstein, the show ran for 11 years on CBC and won the Prix Italia for Best Radio Drama in 2015. Listen to some classic segments or you can buy Seasons 6-11. [2005-2015. senior producer/mixer]

PEN PALS

HOWL_COVER_PenPals_3000x3000_Final_NoTagPen Pals is a comedy-fiction series that puts unlikely pairs in conversation. Listen to our first episode, in which Romeo and Juliet send each other frantic texts, when things go slightly awry in the afterlife. Featuring Paul Rust and Noël Wells. The series also features Nietzsche, Amelia Earhart, Nancy Drew and Charlie Chaplin, among others. You can hear the full series on Stitcher Premium. [2015. co-creator/co-writer-producer-mixer]

CAVEBIRDS

Emily Gan’s father comes from a small village in Malaysia where the cries of birds fill the air. Swiftlets are tiny birds whose nests are valued delicacies in Chinese cuisine. Having lived in Canada since the 1970s, Emily’s dad dreams of reconnecting with his roots and of providing a prosperous future for his three (now grown) daughters by building an Edible Bird Nest farm. But the cavebirds are not so easily convinced. This audio documentary is based on Emily Gan’s award-winning 2019 film of the same name. Produced for the Doc Project with Emily Gan. [2020. 23:07 min. producer/mixer].

THE SHROUD

christy faceIn the face of uncertain loss, Christy Thompson develops a unique ritual to help her navigate her grief. The Shroud is a portrait of one woman’s attempt to confront ambiguous loss through a tactile experience. Produced for the Doc Project. [2020. 24:45 min. producer/mixer].

TOCCATA

Produced with Cristal Duhaime for Falling Tree Productions and BBC Radio 3’s Between the Ears, Toccata blends reality and fiction to explore a parasitic relationship. [2016. 13 min. co-writer-producer-mixer]

AUDIO PEN PALS

doc project whale logoTo ward off pandemic loneliness, two women become audio pen pals, sharing their lives and reflections through voice memos. A story of intimacy and connection in isolating times. Produced for The Doc Project with Aidan McMahon. [2020. 20:45 min. co-producer-mixer].

MURIEL’S MESSAGE

HOWL_COVER_PenPals_3000x3000_Final_NoTagA box of old audio tapes dug up from the basement bring Muriel’s memory back to life. One of my very first student audio documentaries, which won a Third Coast Award for Best New Artist. [2006. 6:28 min. writer/producer/mixer]