Podcast Pioneer

The Kenyon Review speaks to Nadia Reiman ’05, who produced an episode of “This American Life” that received the first Pulitzer Prize for audio reporting.

By The Kenyon Review

Kenyon Review Fiction Editor Kirsten Reach ’08 talks with Nadia Reiman ’05 about producing “The Out Crowd,” the episode of “This American Life” that was awarded the very first Pulitzer Prize in audio reporting; her latest reporting on immigration; her time at Kenyon working for WKCO; and how she “baby bird-ed” an indie rock radio show in Costa Rica.

Reiman has been making radio since 2005, when she started covering Capitol Hill with a minidisc recorder and no journalism experience for a small Spanish-language politics show. She then worked for many years at StoryCorps, where she and other team members won a Peabody Award for their 9/11 coverage. Reiman was also the senior editor at NPR’s “Latino USA,” where her work received the National Association of Hispanic Journalists Ñ Award, among others. She has also translated both fiction and nonfiction from Spanish to English.