THE HEART

The Heart is an audio art project about intimacy and humanity. Founded in Kaitlin Prest’s bedroom in 2014, The Heart is comprised of a community of badass writers, radio makers and artists who make personal documentary work about their bodies and their loves.

Logo Design: Jennifer Custard-Jarosz

Portraits: Eleanor Petry

Contact:  hi@theheartradio.org

KAITLIN PREST  |  Host & Creative Director  Kaitlin originated the concept that became The Heart in 2008 with a group of women and queers in Montreal. Six years and many audio experiments later, The Heart was born on Radiotopia. Kaitlin's innovative approaches to audio, performance and installation have been featured at festivals around the world and recognized by several international awards (Peabody Finalist 2017, Third Coast Gold Award 2016, Prix Italia 2015, Hearsay International 2014). She shares the secrets of intimate audio production in talks for universities, businesses and conferences worldwide. 

KAITLIN PREST  |  Host & Creative Director 

Kaitlin originated the concept that became The Heart in 2008 with a group of women and queers in Montreal. Six years and many audio experiments later, The Heart was born on Radiotopia. Kaitlin's innovative approaches to audio, performance and installation have been featured at festivals around the world and recognized by several international awards (Peabody Finalist 2017, Third Coast Gold Award 2016, Prix Italia 2015, Hearsay International 2014). She shares the secrets of intimate audio production in talks for universities, businesses and conferences worldwide. 

MITRA KABOLI  |  Senior Producer Mitra Kaboli is an award-winning media producer who has been working with The Heart since its inception in 2014. Her mixing and sound design has been included in ESPN's Dunkumentaries, Latino USA, Making Contact; and Death, Sex & Money. In addition to The Heart, Mitra makes podcasts for magazines.

MITRA KABOLI  |  Senior Producer

Mitra Kaboli is an award-winning media producer who has been working with The Heart since its inception in 2014. Her mixing and sound design has been included in ESPN's Dunkumentaries, Latino USA, Making Contact; and Death, Sex & Money. In addition to The Heart, Mitra makes podcasts for magazines.

SHARON MASHIHI  |  Editorial Advisor Before joining the staff of The Heart, Sharon would sit in Kaitlin's bedroom, eating snacks and giving notes on radio stories.  Actually, Sharon still does exactly that, but now she has a title.  Sharon has her hands in many projects including The School of Making Thinking, the forthcoming feature film The Ticket, and the new WNYC podcast, Lies.  Sharon is an avid journaler who can't be sure that anything has happened unless she has written it down.

SHARON MASHIHI  |  Editorial Advisor

Before joining the staff of The Heart, Sharon would sit in Kaitlin's bedroom, eating snacks and giving notes on radio stories.  Actually, Sharon still does exactly that, but now she has a title.  Sharon has her hands in many projects including The School of Making Thinking, the forthcoming feature film The Ticket, and the new WNYC podcast, Lies.  Sharon is an avid journaler who can't be sure that anything has happened unless she has written it down.

PHOEBE WANG  |  Associate Producer Phoebe is a multidisciplinary artist who works in radio and visual art; she joined The Heart in 2016, where she does a little of everything, from cutting audio to grant writing to social media. Phoebe formerly produced and managed live events for The Moth and has a studio practice in Brooklyn, NY.  See more of Phoebe's work here.

PHOEBE WANG  |  Associate Producer

Phoebe is a multidisciplinary artist who works in radio and visual art; she joined The Heart in 2016, where she does a little of everything, from cutting audio to grant writing to social media. Phoebe formerly produced and managed live events for The Moth and has a studio practice in Brooklyn, NY.  See more of Phoebe's work here.

JEN NG  |  Art Director  Jen is a user experience and visual designer — making the show look the way it sounds. Past work includes We the People's web design (hosted by Josh Zepps of HuffPost Live). Her ongoing research explores listeners' relationships with audio content to help her design intuitive and branded touchpoints for sound mediums. See more of Jen's work here.

JEN NG  |  Art Director 

Jen is a user experience and visual designer — making the show look the way it sounds. Past work includes We the People's web design (hosted by Josh Zepps of HuffPost Live). Her ongoing research explores listeners' relationships with audio content to help her design intuitive and branded touchpoints for sound mediums. See more of Jen's work here.