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Just Like the Real Sports

I followed a varsity video gaming squad over their first semester of competitive play. Things got wild. Produced at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies.

Old Man, Old Town

John Woods has worked candlepin lanes for 50 years. He’s not stopping anytime soon. Produced at Salt.

Rapping in Maine

I helped record and edit this non-narrated story about Maine hip-hop artists trying to break out of the country’s whitest state. Produced at Salt.

The Industrial New Haven Podcast

I sourced, wrote, and edited this six-part architecture series for the New Haven Building Archive. It’s meant to help residents engage with their material past. You can find the rest of the show on the website I built.

Tape Syncs

Based outside of Boston, I’m available to record tape syncs throughout New England. I use a Rode NTG2 shotgun mic with pistol grip and a Zoom H5 recorder.

On The Line: Messages from Toledo

This interactive audio exhibit turned eight empty phone booths inside Toledo’s Union Station into spaces for community reflection. Each phone played a voicemail, recorded by a volunteer and edited by me, that captured some aspect of life in Toledo.

The exhibit welcomed hundreds of Toledo residents to Midstory‘s “City in Transit” expo, which filled a mostly forgotten train station with music, food, art, and, most importantly, people passionate about the future of their shared city.

Video courtesy of Midstory.org

Industrial New Haven

This podcast, made in association with the New Haven Building Archive, explores the Elm City’s industrial heritage.

In particular, it examines how private-sector actors have, in the service of redevelopment, recast and remobilized that heritage. Undergirded by extensive textual, visual, and auditory research, the stories told here demonstrate how a city’s past becomes its future: how the hulking behemoths that once made guns or corsets or clocks reassert their dominance over the urban landscape as luxury lofts, asbestos-ridden wrecks, or something in between. 

Find more at industrialnewhaven.com.

Print Work

Robert Zirpolo’s Flying Machine

The New Journal

In Milo’s Bell Tower

Yale Daily News Magazine

Waiting for Toledo’s Tomorrow

Midstory: Toledo’s Media Thinkhub