The Austin Meyer Podcast
By Austin Meyer: Documentary Filmmaker and Photographer, National Geographic Explorer
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Welcome to The Austin Meyer Podcast, hosted by documentary filmmaker and photographer, Austin Meyer. On this podcast, Austin sits down with the world’s best storytellers in all sorts of genres — journalists, novelists, filmmakers, documentarians, photographers, actors, improvisers, artists, and others — to discover how they got their start and how they tell stories.
||CleanDeveloping Stories for Theaters and Smart Speakers with Kat Zdan | Ep. 019||Kat Zdan studied theater at UCSB and got her MFA in ensemble based physical theater from Dell’Arte International school of physical theater. Kat has been performing, teaching, and directing professionally in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond since||3/13/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAmplifying Voices through Art, Tech, and Photography with Aaron Huey | Ep. 018||Aaron Huey is a National Geographic photographer who has contributed dozens of cover and feature stories to the magazine. His photography details a wide range of stories from Sherpas on Everest, to life on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation,||2/28/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBeyond the Box Score with NYT Sports Reporter John Branch | Ep. 017||John Branch is a sports reporter for The New York Times. He won the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing in 2013 for “Snow Fall,” a story about a deadly avalanche in Washington State, and was a finalist for the prize in 2012 for his series of stories||2/13/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCreating Stories for Radiolab with Latif Nasser | Ep. 016||Latif Nasser is the director of research at Radiolab, where he reports, produces and creates stories on a range of topics… in 2018 he created stories on everything from life at the southern border, to the blue blood of horseshoe crabs, to voting laws,||2/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMeeting the North with National Geographic Explorer Jennifer Kingsley | Ep. 015||Jennifer Kingsley is a National Geographic Explorer and a fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. She is a winner of the National Outdoor Book Award for Paddlenorth, the story of her 54-day canoeing expedition across the Canadian Arctic,||1/30/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanReporting from Conflict Zones with the PBS NewsHour’s Jane Ferguson | Ep. 014||My guest this week is Jane Ferguson. Jane is a Beirut-based Special Correspondent for the PBS NewsHour. She reports from across the Middle East, Africa and beyond, often working in conflict zones. - Some reporting highlights include front-line dispatc..||1/23/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLeaving a Legacy Through Storytelling with Susan Milstein and Andi Brady | Ep. 013||This week my guests are Susan Milstein and Andi Brady. Susan and Andi a cofounders Personal History Productions, a company that helps an individual capture their life story and family memories as a legacy for future generations.||1/16/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Three Layers of a Well Told Story with Radio Journalist Jake Warga | Ep. 012||This week my guest is award winning radio journalist, Jake Warga. Jake is a contributor to NPR, Public Radio International, and American Public Media. His stories have been featured on programs such as All Things Considered and This American Life.||1/9/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTaking the Leap: Reflecting on a Life Changing 2018 with Austin Meyer | Ep. 011||Happy New Year! In today's episode I am reflecting on my life changing 2018. 2018 was a year in which I quit my job, moved out of California for the first time to go live in Zambia, and went 100% all in on pursuing my dream of becoming the best documen.||1/2/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExpressing Love and Understanding Through Documentary Theater with Xandra Clark | Ep. 010||This week on the podcast my guest is Xandra Clark. Xandra is an actor, writer, documentarian, musician, performance-maker, and all-around storyteller. On the performance side of things, Xandra is currently a 2018-19 Queer|Art Fellow in Performance,||12/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Literature and Language Reveal About Culture with Annalisa Quinn | Ep. 009||This week’s guest on The Austin Meyer Podcast is Annalisa Quinn. Annalisa is a contributing writer, reporter, and literary critic for NPR where she created NPR's Book News column and covers literature and culture. -||12/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDiversity, Representation, and Identity in Documentary Photography with Daniella Zalcman | Ep. 008||- This week my guest is Daniella Zalcman, a documentary photographer based between London and New York. She is a multiple grantee of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, a fellow with the International Women's Media Foundation,||12/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTelling Ethically Responsible Stories on Technology with Lauren Goode | Ep. 007||- This week's guest is Lauren Goode, a senior writer at WIRED. Lauren is an Emmy award winning journalist who covers all things tech. Before arriving at WIRED, Lauren was the senior technology editor at The Verge,||11/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDiscovering What Your Story Is About with Steve Fiffer | Ep. 006||Today on the podcast I am chatting with Steve Fiffer. Steve Fiffer is a prolific author who has written 16 books, several screenplays, and dozens of articles on a range of topics. Steve writes non-fiction, and has written numerous memoirs,||11/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDesigning Stories for Impact with Lisa Solomon | Ep. 005||This week on the podcast I am chatting with Lisa Kay Solomon. Lisa does it all. She is a speaker, an author, and an educator focused on helping leaders learn how to be more creative, flexible and resilient in the face of increasing complexity and chang.||11/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Keys to Telling Stories Through Music with Max Cowan | Ep. 004||- I'm so excited to welcome our first musician to the show: Max Cowan. Max is a keyboard player based out of Berkeley, California. In his music, Max uses elements of funk and jazz and blends them into grooves that will surely get you up and moving.||11/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBringing Community Together Through Local News with Chris Smith | Ep. 003||This week I am joined on the podcast by Chris Smith. Chris Smith is a columnist at my hometown newspaper, The Press Democrat -- a paper which recently won the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news coverage. Chris has been working at the Press Democrat for 4.||11/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanProducing Academy Award Winning Movies with Steve Starkey | Ep. 002||On this week’s episode I am joined by academy award winning movie producer, Steve Starkey. Starkey, who always teams up with director Robert Zemeckis, has produced films such as: Allied, The Walk, Flight, The Polar Express, Cast Away, and Contact.||10/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLisa Rowland and the Power of Improvisation | Ep. 001||"When we're playing really well together but we're also creating characters and moments that make the audience gasp, that's like... the best." Lisa Rowland is a professional theatrical improviser. She is a member of BATS Improv,||9/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Meh, slides into liberal political jargon
Austin is trying but he’s got a ways to go. The nervous laugh is jarring. Nice kid but I got annoyed with the liberal guest/traveler and turned off after halfway through. There are bette, more centered travel podcasts.
Love the podcast
Access to storytelling stars!
I love this podcast! Austin does a great job of taking a back seat and allowing his guests to give a full description of their process, their projects, and other interesting bits of information. The fact that a young guy like Austin is able to get such amazing and experienced storytellers as his guests is simply amazing. These people are masters of their craft and have some really valuable things to share for those interested in taking their storytelling to the next level...and for those just listening recreationally, it’s very interesting content that I think anyone could enjoy. 5 stars!