Transmitter Media is a creative podcast company specializing in highly edited and beautifully sound designed work. We create original, impactful content, and help companies, organizations, publishers and individuals create podcasts, from start to finish. We provide comprehensive consulting services for all stages of production, including launch. Our goal is to do creative work that is made by and for a diversity of voices and perspectives. Want us to make your podcast/develop your show/consult? Get in touch.

 
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gretta cohn - CEO, executive producer

Gretta Cohn, Transmitter's founder, has more than a decade of experience creating strong story-driven shows that start conversations. Her work has been heard on public radio stations around the country, and through millions of podcast downloads worldwide.

She was Executive Producer and head of new show development at Earwolf and Midroll Media (one of Fast Company's "Most Innovative" Companies, 2016), where she developed and launched numerous podcasts, including: award-winning iTunes #1 show Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People and iTunes ‘Best of’ pick Katie Couric. She also helped re-launch critically acclaimed parenting show The Longest Shortest Time.

Previously, she was a producer for the well-loved Freakonomics Radio podcast and WNYC’s music show Soundcheck. She has taught radio/podcast production to graduate students in the Cultural Reporting and Criticism program at NYU. She's also a cellist and a former member of the band Cursive.

Read more about how Transmitter was founded in the L.A. Review of Books.

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dan o'donnell - senior Producer

Dan is a development producer, and a lead producer for WorkLife with Adam Grant. His radio and podcast production credits include WNYC's Soundcheck, Studio 360, and Here's The Thing with Alec Baldwin, as well as several early offerings from what would become the station's digital arm, WNYC Studios. Dan also prospected for new podcast concepts and produced pilots for Midroll Media. He is a Michigan native.

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ALEX LAUGHLIN - PRODUCER

Alex is an audio producer who likes to make weird things for the Internet. Previously, she was on the BuzzFeed NewsPodSquad and before that, she was a social media editor at The Washington Post, where she also created Other: Mixed Race in America, a narrative podcast about multiracial identity. 

She is an adjunct lecturer at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism. Side projects include Wake Me Up Gently, a mindfulness alarm clock for smart speakers, and Self Evident, an independent narrative podcast in development about the Asian-American experience. She produces The Argument.

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Lacy Jane Roberts - senior producer

Lacy is an audio producer and documentary filmmaker. Her work has been seen and heard in the New York Times, Al Jazeera, The Atlantic, PBS Newshour, and NPR affiliates around the country. Most recently, she was a producer on the award-winning podcast Closer Than They Appear with Carvell Wallace and co-directed We Became Fragments, a short documentary featured in the New York Times Op-Docs Season 6. She used to run a food co-op back home in Montana.

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meara Sharma - editor

Meara Sharma is a writer, editor, and radio producer whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, the New York Times, VICE, Guernica, Studio 360, Living on Earth, and various other publications and podcasts. For several years, she was a producer for WNYC's On the Media, where she spearheaded award-winning specials on poverty in Americajournalists taken hostage, and Liberia's Ebola outbreak. She got her start at WBUR, Boston's NPR News station.  

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shoshi shmuluvitz - producer

Shoshi began her career in the Middle East, producing radio documentaries and features on democracy, civil rights, and public space. She was a producer at Israel Story, a narrative storytelling podcast based in Tel Aviv. And she wrote and produced a true crime series for Panoply Media. Her work has also been featured on NPR’s Snap Judgment, Pineapple Street Media's Women of the Hour and PRI's America Abroad.

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JESSICA GLAZER - PRODUCER

Jessica is a journalist and audio producer whose work has appeared in the New York Times, NPR, the Associated Press, NBC and FiveThirtyEight, among others. She was lead producer on the Gizmodo podcast series, The Gateway, about a controversial spiritual guru. She is a producer on WorkLife with Adam Grant. 

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Oluwakemi Aladesuyi - producer

Oluwakemi produces The Barneys Podcast. Her first radio gig was hosting a world music show at her college radio station. Since then she’s gone on to work at NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered as well as Gimlet Media. She recently returned to the US after reporting for Germany’s renown newsgroup SPIEGEL on the ICFJ Arthur F. Burns Fellowship. You can find her work on NPR, The Atlantic, Politico Europe, and The Economist Group among other places.

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CAITLIN PIERCE - SENIOR PRODUCER

Caitlin was born in Oklahoma and raised in Texas. She left a career teaching high school to pursue her dream of audio storytelling, and her work has appeared on NPR, WNYC, the BBC, and Audible, among others. When she's not making podcasts, she can be found riding bikes, working on an urban farm, or listening to podcasts.


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"...an operator in the new podcast industry."

"...editorial specialization... the luxury of focus."

"...the beginnings of a launch playbook as far as independent podcast studios are concerned."