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

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.

SHIRA BANNERMAN  :::  Associate Producer Using the tools of radio and writing, Shira is interested in providing a means of self-expression and connecting people. She graduated from the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in 2008, interned for the national oral history project, Storycorps; and taught Media Literacy Workshops through the Willie Mae Rock Camp For Girls. Shira also volunteers as a writing tutor for College Summit and Minds Matter — two programs dedicated to preparing low-income students for college. Photo: Ted Roeder

SHIRA BANNERMAN  :::  Associate Producer

Using the tools of radio and writing, Shira is interested in providing a means of self-expression and connecting people. She graduated from the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in 2008, interned for the national oral history project, Storycorps; and taught Media Literacy Workshops through the Willie Mae Rock Camp For Girls. Shira also volunteers as a writing tutor for College Summit and Minds Matter — two programs dedicated to preparing low-income students for college.

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, 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 / UI design, 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 branding and content strategy for artists and design firms. Photo: Ted Roeder

JEN NG  :::  Designer ::: Associate Producer

Jen splits her time between UX / UI design, 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 branding and content strategy for artists and design firms.

Photo: Ted Roeder

SAMARA BREGER  :::  Associate Producer Samara has been a classical musician, sex educator, and LGBTQIA community organizer. She's currently a radio producer and journalist with work airing on WBUR, NHPR, WAMC, and MPBN. Samara is based in New York City.

SAMARA BREGER  :::  Associate Producer

Samara has been a classical musician, sex educator, and LGBTQIA community organizer. She's currently a radio producer and journalist with work airing on WBUR, NHPR, WAMC, and MPBN. Samara is based in New York City.

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

MEGAN DETRIE  :::  Advisor ::: Associate Producer ::: Social Media Megan works as the multimedia producer at The Atavist, a digital and non-fiction magazine. She's had stints as a magazine editor, beat reporter, videographer, farmhand, blackjack dealer and freelance writer. Megan reported for a number of years from the Middle East and North Africa. She regularly contributed to The National and Rolling Stone (ME), amongst others. Her audio work has been featured by  Monocle radio (U.K.), KRTS 93.5 FM Marfa Public Radio and Public Radio Exchange (PRX) Remix.

MEGAN DETRIE  :::  Advisor ::: Associate Producer ::: Social Media

Megan works as the multimedia producer at The Atavist, a digital and non-fiction magazine. She's had stints as a magazine editor, beat reporter, videographer, farmhand, blackjack dealer and freelance writer. Megan reported for a number of years from the Middle East and North Africa. She regularly contributed to The National and Rolling Stone (ME), amongst others. Her audio work has been featured by  Monocle radio (U.K.), KRTS 93.5 FM Marfa Public Radio and Public Radio Exchange (PRX) Remix.

ZACHARY DINERSTEIN :::  Web Developer

ZACHARY DINERSTEIN :::  Web Developer