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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.

Sounds

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

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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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Orchestral Tales

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

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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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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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Countless Journeys

The official podcast of the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, Countless Journeys celebrates the resilience and creativity of immigrants to Canada.

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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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RPM.fm

Revolutions Per Minute is a global new music platform for Indigenous music from across Turtle Island and around the world.

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The Nerve

A few years ago, Chris Brookes, Jowi Taylor and I produced a six-part series for CBC Radio called The Nerve: Music and the Human Experience. It was a follow-up to our Peabody-Award-winning series The Wire: The Impact of Electricity on Music, and it takes a look at how music is a facet of every part...

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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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Shanghai Spring

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 that’s sprung up in record time. It’s futuristic and sleek: right out of a science fiction movie. If there is a place to be in the 21st...

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Betrayed

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 Signature Series wins 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 announce...

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AuRa

Last month I was lucky enough to give a presentation at the fantabulous Third Coast International Audio Festival. I called it AuRa: The Chemistry of Sound. You can listen...

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On 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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Classifying Rufus

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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America the Beautiful

Here are some of my favourite things about America: Win Butler. Big Sur. The drumming of Art Blakey. The Third Coast International Audio Festival in Chicago. My earliest memories,...

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Lucrezia Borgia

Dramatic irony is one of those storytelling techniques we all learn about in high school, and I haven’t thought about it much since then – except to enjoy it,...

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