THE HEART (formerly Audio Smut) is an audio art project and podcast about intimacy + humanity. The show was founded in 2008 at CKUT 90.3 FM in Montreal and became an independent podcast after Kaitlin and Mitra's move to NYC in 2012. Many audio experiments later, the show became a proud member of the Radiotopia Network from PRX in 2014. Logo Design: Jennifer Custard-Jarosz

THE HEART (formerly Audio Smut) is an audio art project and podcast about intimacy + humanity. The show was founded in 2008 at CKUT 90.3 FM in Montreal and became an independent podcast after Kaitlin and Mitra's move to NYC in 2012. Many audio experiments later, the show became a proud member of the Radiotopia Network from PRX in 2014.

Logo Design: Jennifer Custard-Jarosz

ZACHARY DINERSTEIN :::  Web Developer

ZACHARY DINERSTEIN :::  Web Developer

KAITLIN PREST  :::  Host ::: Creative Director  Kaitlin is an audio artist working in radio, performance and installation. She works creatively directing independent podcast projects (Audio Smut, The Heart/Radiotopia, Life of the Law/APM); and does public speaking and private consulting about storytelling with sound (Third Coast International Audio Festival, UnionDocs, Transom Story Workshop). Her documentary work was awarded the Hearsay Festival’s Overall Prize 2014, and the National Community Radio Award’s Outstanding Achievement in Documentary 2011. Photo: Ted Roeder

KAITLIN PREST  :::  Host ::: Creative Director 

Kaitlin is an audio artist working in radio, performance and installation. She works creatively directing independent podcast projects (Audio Smut, The Heart/Radiotopia, Life of the Law/APM); and does public speaking and private consulting about storytelling with sound (Third Coast International Audio Festival, UnionDocsTransom Story Workshop). Her documentary work was awarded the Hearsay Festival’s Overall Prize 2014, and the National Community Radio Award’s Outstanding Achievement in Documentary 2011.

Photo: Ted Roeder

JEN NG  :::  Designer ::: Associate Producer Jen splits her time between UX design, photo art direction, smut-driven storytelling and social justice work. She’s art directed photoshoots for BUST Magazine and Venus Zine, and has taught Media Literacy Workshops through the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls. In between, she does research and content strategy for digital products. Photo: Ted Roeder

JEN NG  :::  Designer ::: Associate Producer

Jen splits her time between UX design, photo art direction, smut-driven storytelling and social justice work. She’s art directed photoshoots for BUST Magazine and Venus Zine, and has taught Media Literacy Workshops through the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls. In between, she does research and content strategy for digital products.

Photo: Ted Roeder

WRITE US:  hi@theheartradio.org
MITRA KABOLI  :::  Senior Producer Mitra is a freelance audio engineer, media producer & consultant.  Her work has been featured on Snap Judgement; Latino USA and Death, Sex & Money. She is currently working with WNYC, Bon Appetit and various other projects. She would like to do sound for your next video project. Maybe she can chat over breakfast with you. Photo: Ted Roeder

MITRA KABOLI  :::  Senior Producer

Mitra is a freelance audio engineer, media producer & consultant.  Her work has been featured on Snap JudgementLatino USA and Death, Sex & Money. She is currently working with WNYC, Bon Appetit and various other projects. She would like to do sound for your next video project. Maybe she can chat over breakfast with you.

Photo: Ted Roeder

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.