Hi, welcome to my new home on the web. I’m a writer, broadcaster, documentary producer and sound designer. This is where I post my work, whether it’s sounds or words. Please have a look and a listen around.


Some of the radio and audio shows I’ve been lucky enough to be a part of.

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The Revival Hour

On the In Concert Revival Hour, Paolo Pietropaolo introduces you to the life and music of unfairly neglected composers, salvaging deserving music from the scrapheap of history. Meet the hidden heroines and heroes whose artistic achievements have been needlessly dimmed by history’s bad habits, and hear their brilliant, beautiful music.

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Countless Journeys

Hosted ByPaolo Pietropaolo

It was an immense privilege to be invited to host Season 2 of Countless Journeys, the official podcast of the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 in Halifax. The podcast celebrates the incredible resilience and creativity of immigrants, connecting you to personal and inspiring stories of immigration.

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The Apocrypha Chronicles

The year is 2156. A young archivist, Phe, has just discovered a digital time capsule dating back to 2020, the year of the first of the Great Pandemics.

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The Signature Series

The Signature Series by producer Paolo Pietropaolo and co-producer Denise Ball is a music program that explores the personality behind the key signatures of music by personifying each of the 24 keys as a person.

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Wild Sounds of Canada

Hosted BySarika Cullis-Suzuki

Join Sarika Cullis-Suzuki for an intimate tour of the wild heart of the nation. From the Tombstone Mountains of the Yukon Territory to the coastal plains of Newfoundland, each episode is alive with the buzzes, warbles, and howls of wildlife at different locations across the country.

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Hosted ByTina Pittaway

Betrayed is a podcast about the crimes that cut the deepest. What happens when we can’t trust the people and institutions that are supposed to protect us? Our partners, our parents, our government… In this weekly non-serialized podcast from Penguin Random House Canada, host and producer Tina Pittaway brings you riveting high-stakes stories about the most intimate of crimes. It…

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The Fridge Light

Hosted ByChris Nuttall-Smith

I had a tonne of fun working with top food writer Chris Nuttall-Smith on the development and pilot of this CBC podcast, an "obsessive, fascinating journey through the hidden stories of the things we eat."

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Shanghai Spring

Hosted ByPaolo Pietropaolo

A front row seat at the 2015 Shanghai Spring Festival and a close-up look at bustling Shanghai in all its glory, this series aired on WFMT in 2016. The full series is no longer available for listening online, but I will be posting the mini-documentaries here as time allows.

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Orchestral Tales

On Orchestral Tales, you’ll meet vivid characters inspired by the instruments of the orchestra.

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The RPM Podcast

Hosted ByOstwelve

The award-winning RPM Podcast celebrates the work of Indigenous musicians.

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The Nerve

Hosted ByJowi Taylor

Why does music have such power over our hearts and minds?

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In Concert wins Silver Medal for Best Classical Format

It’s a thrill to announce that In Concert has won a Silver Medal for “Best Classical Format” at this year’s New York Festivals Radio Awards. I’m lucky to work...

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Do the instruments of the orchestra have specific personalities?

I went to a high school that had a full symphony orchestra, and even back then I could see, as a lowly quirky nerdy bassoonist, that certain instruments attracted...

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Announcing a new radio series about classical music in China

There are few places right now that have the electricity and the energy that is flowing through the city of Shanghai. Perhaps you’ve seen pictures of the incredible skyline...

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The Signature Series wins prestigious Prix Italia

  The Prix Italia is one of the most coveted awards in broadcasting in the world. It’s an incredible honour for me and for my co-producer Denise Ball to...

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Reminiscing about summer camp and the Fountains of Rome

This Sunday I’m lucky enough to begin a fantastic gig: hosting CBC Radio 2’s weekly classical music performance program, In Concert. Preparing tomorrow’s show put me in mind of...

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Why it’s pointless to classify Rufus Wainwright

The year I moved to Vancouver, I arrived in the middle of November. It was dark and gloomy and dreary and rainy. I did a lot of walking that...

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