About

Who Are We?

Gimlet Media is the award-winning narrative podcasting company that aims to create a world more full of human connection and understanding. We create and distribute audio journalism and audio entertainment for audiences who crave something special. Gimlet was founded in 2014 and is based in Brooklyn, New York. We are a podcast division inside of Spotify.

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Interested in joining Gimlet? Check out our careers page.

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Team

Aaron Randle

@aaronronel

Aaron is a producer for Resistance. Currently living and learning in Harlem, he was born and raised in Kansas City, Mo. Before Gimlet Aaron worked as a Metro reporter with the New York Times and prior to that as reporter with his hometown paper, The Kansas City Star. 

Abbie Ruzicka

@AbbieRuzicka

Abbie is an Executive Producer and the Head of Gimlet Projects, a creative production team that develops new shows for Spotify Studios. Prior to joining Gimlet, she spent seven years in public radio, first as a podcast and radio producer with WGBH News and later as a producer for the nationally-syndicated NPR show "On Point."

Afeef Nessouli

@afeefness

Afeef is an Associate Producer for The Journal at Gimlet. He lived with his 72 year old Dad in Beirut, Lebanon for the last two years covering the country and its ongoing revolution for the Google Podcasts creator program. Before that, he was a Producer at The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and used to freelance at CNN too. 


Alex Blumberg

@abexlumberg

Alex is the CEO and cofounder of Gimlet Media. He is an award-winning radio journalist. Prior to Gimlet, he was a producer for This American Life and the co-founder of Planet Money.

Alex Goldman

@agoldmund

Alex Goldman is co-host of Reply All. His work has appeared on On the Media, 99% Invisible, Slate, and elsewhere.

Alicia Burgess

This bio is brought to you by Alicia, one of Gimlet’s midroll producers. She previously worked for National Geographic creating branded content for TV and social media. She enjoys exploring NYC neighborhoods and fostering cats with Brooklyn Animal Action.

Andrea B. Scott

@andybscott

Andy is an editor at Gimlet Projects. Before joining Gimlet, she edited and produced "The Wilderness" - Crooked Media's series about the Democratic Party. Prior to that, Andy worked as an editor and director in documentary film. She loves lakes, karaoke, presidential libraries and city parks - preferably ones filled with dogs.

Anna Foley

@exfoleyator

Anna is a producer at Reply All. Before coming to Gimlet, she wrote stories for Refinery29 and attended graduate school at Northwestern University. 

Anna Ladd

Anna won Gimlet’s Casting Call competition, hosted a show called So Help Me, and now she’s an associate producer. She is, in no particular order: a morning person, a dog person, and an Eagles fan.

Annette Heist

@AnnetteHeist

Annette is the supervising producer of Every Little Thing. Previous jobs include waitress, biologist, fact-checker and registered nurse. 

Annie Minoff

@annieminoff

Annie Minoff is a senior producer at The Journal. Prior to Gimlet, she co-hosted the science podcast Undiscovered and produced WNYC’s Science Friday and WBEZ’s Sound Opinions. Talk to her about birds.

Annie-Rose Strasser

@ARStrasser

Annie-Rose is an editor at Gimlet. She previously worked as a Managing Editor at BuzzFeed News and, prior to that, at ThinkProgress.

Bethel Habte

@bethel_habte

Bethel's a reporter and producer for Resistance. She comes to Gimlet from Radiolab, and Reuters before that. She picked up her early radio chops at the Transom Story Workshop after getting her graduate degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She is a child of Eritrean immigrants who taught her to try her best, keep her promises and never eat injera with her left hand.

Blythe Terrell

@blytheterrell

Blythe is an editor at Gimlet. She was previously senior editor for science and health at FiveThirtyEight.

Bobby Lord

@mysweetlord

Bobby is a Senior Audio Engineer/Composer at Gimlet. Before joining Gimlet he did music production/composition for various clients, post mixing/sound design for various ad/creative agencies, and toured as a musician.

Caitlin Kenney

@catek

Caitlin is the VP of Programming at Gimlet. Before joining Gimlet, she was one of the founding members of NPR’s Planet Money, where her work on the Planet Money t-shirt project earned her an Emmy, a duPont-Columbia, and a Gerald Loeb award. Prior to that, she worked as a producer at WNYC, WBUR, and NPR’s Bryant Park Project.

Catherine Anderson

@CatherAndTweets

Catherine is an Audio Engineer on the Gimlet Creative team. When she’s not working at Gimlet, Catherine can be found playing a keytar in the band Robot Princess or re-watching Buffy The Vampire Slayer for the millionth time.

Cat Schuknecht

@catschuknecht

Cat Schuknecht is a producer at Gimlet covering crime. She joined from NPR, where she worked on the Investigations Unit and made podcasts like White Lies and Hidden Brain. Before that, Cat worked at Reveal and received her masters in journalism from UC Berkeley.

Chris Giliberti

@cgiliberti87

Chris is Gimlet’s Head of Multiplatform. He’s responsible for extending Gimlet’s podcast franchises into new formats such as TV, film, book, and beyond. He also leads partnerships for Gimlet, including efforts to extend our reach to new platforms and identify exciting distribution opportunities for our content. He previously worked as a consultant to media companies, most recently at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

Chris Neary

Chris is a Senior Development Producer at Gimlet. Prior to Gimlet he was a producer at NPR’s On the Media and WNYC’s Freakonomics Radio. His work has appeared on those shows and This American Life. He’s from Ridley, Pennsylvania and is a graduate of Grinnell College in Iowa.

Christian Abreu

Christian is a Systems Technician in the Brooklyn office. He’s the go-to man for all IT needs. When Christian isn’t fixing Gimlet’s tech issues or burping his newborn baby, he’s spending time researching and working on his many DIY projects.

Clara Sankey

@claramsankey

Clara is Gimlet's Production Operations Associate. Previously she has been an editor and project manager at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Ten Speed Press, and McSweeney's Publishing.


Collin Campbell

@RadioCollin

Collin is the Deputy Head of New Show Development, based in Los Angeles. Before Gimlet, Collin created new and news-y things at WNYC (like Freakonomics Radio and The Takeaway), bestsellers at Audible (like The Making of a Massacre, Sincerely X and Evil Has a Name) and headed up programming at KPCC, one of the largest NPR News stations in the country.

Damiano Marchetti

Damiano is a producer at Reply All. Before Gimlet he worked on stories for Radiolab and Planet Money, among others.

Daniela Araya

Daniela is Gimlet's Office Operations & Culture Manager. Before Gimlet, she worked at CNN and the Hearst Design Group. She's a big fan of interior design, plants, and her Basset Hound named Lady.

Devon Taylor

@seedevonwrite

Devon is an editor at Gimlet. Prior to joining Gimlet, she worked as a writer, a producer, a lawyer, a teacher, and—for one lucrative summer—a door-to-door knife salesman.

Elise Harven

Elise is a graphic designer at Gimlet. Previously, she worked at an ad agency doing social media for Don Q Rum and Sony. Elise enjoys listening to french music and going to shows.

Emma Courtland

Emma is the host of an untitled new series, but she’s also a very good listener.

Emma Munger

@mungerem

Emma is an audio engineer. Before coming to Gimlet, she was a music producer at the Erroll Garner Jazz Project and an instructor at the Brooklyn Guitar School.

Emmanuel Dzotsi

@newsmanual

Emmanuel Dzotsi is a co-host at Reply All. Before that, he produced and reported stories for WBEZ, This American Life, and Serial. 





Flora Lichtman

@flichtman

Flora is the host and managing editor of Every Little Thing. Previously, Flora worked for “Bill Nye Saves the World” on Netflix, The New York Times, and Science Friday.

Gabby Bulgarelli

@gabbybulgarelli

When Gabby isn't working on Mogul you can find her digging for obscure hip hop samples, baking cookies, or not being funny on Twitter. Before joining Gimlet she worked on WUNC's The State of Things, programmed tools to aid WFAE's investigative reporting, and watched A LOT of basketball at UNC Chapel Hill.


Haley Shaw

@sowylie

Haley is Sr. Audio Engineer/Composer at Gimlet, where she mixes audio and creates music and sound design. When she's not working on podcasts, she produces music for recording artists under the name So Wylie. Prior, she wrote music for picture and worked in audio post production.

Heather Rogers

@heatherrogers15

Heather is a producer and reporter on The Pitch. She comes from a background in long-form print journalism. Her articles have appeared in Mother Jones, ProPublica, the New York Times Magazine, and The Intercept. Her most recent book, Green Gone Wrong, takes a critical, on-the-ground look at the contradictions of green consumerism.

Jamescia Thomas

Jamescia is a producer for Gimlet Projects. She does not have a dog but she is still cool! Previously, she freelanced for Spotify as a video producer and before that she worked in production on shows like Project Runway and Food Network specials - and also worked in development thinking of cool things for companies like BET, Bravo, Netflix and more!

Jerome Campbell

@jeromercampbell

Jerome Campbell is a producer for Gimlet. He previously worked as a reporter for the Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, WBUR, and KCRW. 


Jessica Yung

Jessica is an associate producer at Reply All. Before joining the team, she worked in book publishing for a little while and attended the Transom Story Workshop.

Jessie Harte

Jessie Harte is Gimlet's Creative Director. Before joining Gimlet, she worked as the Group Director of Experience Design at Digitas NY. Her dog's name is Charlie.

John White

@Newstand

John White is a producer at Gimlet. Previously he worked at StoryCorps facilitating conversations and producing stories for NPR’s Morning Edition and Weekend Edition broadcasts.

Jonathan Goldstein

@J_Goldstein

Jonathan Goldstein did a show on CBC Radio. He does stories on This American Life. He wrote a few books and some magazine articles. His new show is called Heavyweight.

Jonathon Roberts

@ComposerDad

Jonathon Roberts is an audio engineer at Gimlet. He is also a composer, dad, and creator of the ComposerDad podcast. He and his kids love music, adventures, and listening to fun facts while they brush their teeth. 

Josh Muccio

@joshmuccio

Josh is an entrepreneur-turned-podcast host for The Pitch. He currently resides in Sarasota, FL, with his wife Lisa and three kids.

Julie Balefsky

Julie Balefsky is an associate producer in the scripted department at Gimlet. Previously, she worked in scripted television, assisting showrunners and producers on popular TV shows like Orange is the New Black and Ray Donovan.

Justin McGoldrick

Justin is the Development Executive for Gimlet Pictures, where he collaborates with writers and other talent to translate podcasts to tv and features. Prior to Gimlet, he was a Creative Executive at Illumination and The Montecito Picture Company. He is based in Los Angeles.

Kalila Holt

@kalilaholt

Kalila Holt is a producer for Heavyweight. She’s from Chicago, Illinois and a graduate of Oberlin College. Whenever Kalila Holt makes a salad, people say, “Wow, that salad looks great.”

Katelyn Bogucki

@Bogucki

Katelyn is a supervising producer at Gimlet Projects. Prior to joining Gimlet, she worked at The Huffington Post, where she developed the podcast and audio program. Before that, she worked in marketing at Uber.

Katie Pastore

Katie is the Producer, Scripted Content at Gimlet. Previously, she was the associate producer of Manchester by the Sea and was a post production coordinator at New Line Cinema. She spends a significant amount of time fighting with her dog.

Kendra Pierre-Louis

@kendrawrites

Kendra Pierre-Louis is a climate reporter with the Gimlet show How to Save a Planet. Previously she was a climate reporter with The New York Times, as well as Popular Science where she wrote about science with a focus on climate change and food. You can often find Kendra on Twitter or achieving dramatic feats like living in France without eating butter. She is in a long-standing feud with mayonnaise and those who insist on its widespread application.  

Kerrianne Thomas

@ThomasKerrianne

Kerrianne is a producer at Gimlet Projects. Prior to joining the team, she worked on podcasts for Refinery29, Conde Nast, and The Listening Booth.

Laura Morris

@notphoton

Laura is a Senior Producer at Gimlet Projects, developing new shows for Spotify. Prior to Gimlet, she produced audio guides at MoMA, docs at BBC World Service, and lectured at the Sorbonne in Paris.

Lauren Silverman

@lsilverwoman

Lauren is a senior producer. Before that, she covered health and technology for NPR, Marketplace and KERA in Dallas. You can also hear her stories on shows like Here & Now, Latino USA, Science Friday and The Pulse. Lauren’s favorite birthday game is the treasure hunt and her preferred party favor is silly putty.

Lydia Polgreen

@lpolgreen

Lydia is an award winning journalist and media executive who currently serves as Head of Content at Gimlet, a podcast studio at Spotify. Prior to that, she served as editor in chief of HuffPost, and worked at the New York Times in several roles that spanned from Associate Masthead Editor, Deputy International Editor, South Africa bureau chief, correspondent for the New Delhi bureau and chief of the West Africa bureau. She grew up in Kenya, Ghana and Minnesota. Today, she resides in New York with her wife, documentary photographer Candace Feit. 



Lynn Levy

@LynnRLevy

Lynn is a Sr. Development Producer at Gimlet. She’s been a producer for Radiolab and Studio 360, and she made an audio walking tour of Austin, TX for Detour.

Marcus Bagalà

@moosetunes

Marcus is an engineer and composer at Gimlet. Previously Marcus has written music for This American Life, Showtime’s The Affair and notably he co-scored the documentary film Fathers of Football with The Flaming Lips.

Mathilde Urfalino

@MathildeUrfa

Mathilde is an Associate Producer at Gimlet Projects. Before joining Gimlet she was on the producing team of podcasts Criminal and This is Love in Durham, North Carolina. And before that, she dreamed of making podcasts in the US from Paris, France.

Matthew Boll

@bigbearii

Matthew is Gimlet’s lead audio engineer and a composer. Previously he worked as a producer at Chicago Recording Company. He was a founding member and toured with The Hudson Branch. He can still be found writing and playing music with these two bands: Bienart and Edwin.

Matthew Nelson

@mattyfatpants

Matthew is the Senior Producer of Mogul and We Came to Win. Prior to joining Gimlet, he reported and produced features for the BBC World Service, NPR, and CBC.

Matt Shilts

@mattshilts

Matt is a senior producer at Gimlet Projects. He produces Spotify Original podcasts. He lives in Brooklyn but is a proud member (and the former news director) of North State Public Radio in Chico, California.

Max Gibson

Max is a producer at Gimlet Projects. Before joining the team, he worked as a fact checker and reporter, and made some audio at WNYC and WCBS 880. When he’s not at Gimlet, he’s often watching and writing horror movies.

Maxwell Simeon

Maxwell Simeon is Gimlet's Business Operations Lead. He is responsible for all business-side operations for Gimlet with particular focus on maximizing the value of Gimlet produced content. He previously worked with various Fortune 500 consumer companies at Boston Consulting Group, and as an investor at B Capital Group. 


Meg Driscoll

@mmegdriscoll

Meg is a producer at Gimlet. Before joining the team, she worked at The Colbert Report and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. She crochets constantly.

Meryl Horn

Meryl is an associate producer at Science Vs. Before coming to Gimlet, she got her PhD in neuroscience at UCSF, where she also led a student-run science podcast. 

Michelle Dang

@experimentpod

Michelle is an associate producer at Science Vs. Before osmosing into the audio world, she studied biology — and is also a nerd for pretty graphs, visuals and experiential learning.

Mimi O'Donnell

Mimi is Executive Producer, Scripted at Gimlet. Before coming to Gimlet she was the Artistic Director of the Labyrinth Theater Company. She also spent many years as a Costume Designer for Theater, TV and Film.

Mitch Hansen

Mitch Hansen is a senior producer at Gimlet. Before he joined the team, he worked at Investigation Discovery and Audible. When he’s not producing content, he spends most of his time untangling his headphones.

Nabeel Chollampat

Nabeel is an Executive Assistant at Gimlet. He recently graduated from the University of Michigan, and he's a fan of all things writing, comedy and basketball.

Nathan Singhapok

Nathan is an audio engineer / composer at Gimlet and works on The Journal. Previously, he worked at The Criterion Collection where he restored film audio. Outside of audio engineering and composing, Nathan likes to spend his time at the climbing gym, running or biking around the park, and diving into a good record or book.


Peter Bresnan

@PABresnan

Peter is a Senior Development Producer at Gimlet. He was the creator of the podcast series Tell Me I’m Funny, and is a graduate of the Transom Story Workshop.

Peter Leonard

@petaplaysbass

Peter is an audio engineer and proud Hufflepuff at Gimlet, where he primarily mixes StartUp. Previously, he worked at Vox, where he produced podcasts like The Weeds and mixed audio for Vox videos. You can also find him playing bass and synthesizer in his band, Sunbathers.

Phia Bennin

@phiabennin

Phia is senior producer at Reply All. Before joining the team, she produced stories for This American Life, Radiolab and Planet Money.

Phoebe Flanigan

@phoebeflanigan

Phoebe is a producer for Every Little Thing. She used to produce and report news in Oregon — the greatest state in the union.

PJ Vogt

@pjvogt

PJ is co-host & editorial director of Reply All.

Renita Jablonski

@renitaski

Renita is an editor at Gimlet Projects. Before joining Gimlet, she worked at NPR for nearly a decade. Her last job there was senior editor for All Things Considered. She did the vampire thing for a few years as an editor for Morning Edition, and worked on NPR's newscast unit. When she's not listening to great stories, she's all about spontaneous dance parties with her daughters. 

Rikki Novetsky

@RikkiNovetsky

Rikki is a Producer on The Journal. Before joining Gimlet, she produced podcasts at Pineapple Street Media and worked on the daily news shows at NPR. 


Rob Szypko

@rszypko

Rob is a Producer on The Journal. Previously, he worked on stories at places like NPR and Audubon Magazine. He also used to teach first grade, and especially enjoyed snack time.

Rose Rimler

@rosenrimler

Rose is a producer at Science Vs. She got her MS in marine biology researching baby oysters no bigger than a grain of sand. So far, the best question she's posed as a science journalist was: "Have you ever considered putting deodorant on a chimpanzee?" 

Rosie Guerin

Rosie is the Supervising Producer of Gimlet Projects, a creative production team that develops new shows for Spotify Studios. Prior to joining Gimlet, she launched "All Of It" on WNYC, and before that, spent years as a producer and editor in television. Rosie is from Maine, and especially loves the beach in winter. 



Sarah McVeigh

@sarah_mcv

Sarah is a producer on the development team. Before joining Gimlet, she worked on Australia's national youth current affairs show Hack on Triple J. She also created and hosted the podcast How Do You Sleep At Night? for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Sarah Platt

@parahslatt

Sarah is a senior producer at The Journal. Before coming to Gimlet, she produced the NPR syndicated show On Point out of WBUR. 

Sruthi Pinnamaneni

@sruthiri

Sruthi is senior reporter at Reply All. Before joining Gimlet, she worked on stories for The Economist, Freakonomics, Studio 360, Radiolab and Love + Radio.

Stephanie Werner

@sl_werner

Stephanie is a producer for Every Little Thing. She's a multimedia journalist hailing from the Pacific Northwest. Past projects include the award-winning miniseries "Born and Raised," a podcast about children of immigrants, from HuffPost Canada.

Stevie Lane

@LaneStevie

Stevie is a Producer at Gimlet Media. She graduated from Bowdoin College, where she studied Political Philosophy and English and co-hosted a radio show. When she's not in the recording studio, she's most likely in the metalworking studio. If you have an hour to kill, ask her about hammers.

Talia Rochmann

Talia Rochmann is a graphic designer at Gimlet. Previously she worked with Kornhaber Brown, Catalystic Studios, and the Overlook Press. She knows far too much about animals.

Tim Howard

@newtimhoward

Tim Howard is executive producer at Reply All. He has previously reported for WNYC’s Radiolab. In his free time, he writes and records music under the name Soltero.

Tyler Sorensen

@tylersorensen

Tyler is a midroll producer at Gimlet. He previously worked at BuzzFeed, where he specialized in producing sponsored content.

Wallace Mack

Wallace Mack is a producer from Lowcountry South Carolina who has been living and loving in Brooklyn. He's produced for The Nod, Uncivil, and Mogul S2. He's currently cooking up heat with the Resistance team. 

Wendy Zukerman

@wendyzuk

Wendy is the host and executive producer of Science Vs. Previously, she worked for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, where she originally created Science Vs.

Willa Rubin

@willagreer

Willa Rubin is an associate producer at The Journal. Before coming to Gimlet, she worked at The Indicator from Planet Money on NPR. She has an M.A. in journalism from CUNY and is very much a cat person.


Zac Schmidt

Zac is Gimlet's Engineering Lead. Previously he was the Audio Production Lead for Gimlet Creative. Before joining Gimlet he worked in Audio Post Production at Chicago Recording Company.