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. In 2017, The Heart was named a Peabody Award Finalist. 

Logo Design: Jennifer Custard-Jarosz

Portraits: Eleanor Petry

Email:  hi@theheartradio.org

Instagram: @theheartradio

Twitter: @theheartradio

  KAITLIN PREST  |   Host & Director   In 2008 Kaitlin Prest started producing a radical sex positive radio show with a group of women and queers in Montreal. Six years and many audio experiments later, she founded the Heart on Radiotopia by PRX. With the Heart she has created award winning audio stories ( Peabody Finalist 2017, Third Coast International Audio Award for Best Doc 2016, Prix Italia 2015 ), presented talks about the craft, and done performances and sound installations at festivals worldwide.   Website:   www.kaitlinprest.org    Instagram:  @kaitlinprest   Twitter:  @kaitlinprest

KAITLIN PREST  |  Host & Director 

In 2008 Kaitlin Prest started producing a radical sex positive radio show with a group of women and queers in Montreal. Six years and many audio experiments later, she founded the Heart on Radiotopia by PRX. With the Heart she has created award winning audio stories (Peabody Finalist 2017, Third Coast International Audio Award for Best Doc 2016, Prix Italia 2015), presented talks about the craft, and done performances and sound installations at festivals worldwide.

Website: www.kaitlinprest.org

Instagram: @kaitlinprest

Twitter: @kaitlinprest

  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.   Website:   www.mitrakaboli.com    Email:   via mitrakaboli.com    Twitter:  @mitrasaurus 

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.

Website: www.mitrakaboli.com

Email: via mitrakaboli.com

Twitter: @mitrasaurus 

  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.     Website:   www.sharonmashihi.com     Email:     sharon.mashihi@gmail.com

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.

Website: www.sharonmashihi.com

Email: sharon.mashihi@gmail.com

  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.    Website:   www.phoebewang.com    Instagram:  @feebswang   Twitter:  @feebswang

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. 

Website: www.phoebewang.com

Instagram: @feebswang

Twitter: @feebswang

  JEN NG  |   Art Director & Designer   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.   Website:   www.jenng.com    Email :  hi@jenng.com    Instagram:  @funfetti_party   Twitter:  @funfetti_party

JEN NG  |  Art Director & Designer 

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.

Website: www.jenng.com

Email: hi@jenng.com

Instagram: @funfetti_party

Twitter: @funfetti_party


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