MakerChat: Diverse Narratives in Podcasting

Join the host and creator of PRI's Otherhood podcast Rupa Shenoy and PRX’s Chiquita Paschal for a conversation about why there is a lack of diversity in narrative-driven podcasts and how producers from marginalized backgrounds can externalize intersubjective struggles and find agency and voice through storytelling.

 

Rupa Shenoy is creator and host of the podcast Otherhood, based in The World newsroom. She was previously a daily and investigative reporter for Boston Public Radio, and, before that, Minnesota Public Radio, where her reporting on the indefinite detention of civilly committed sex offenders contributed to the state Supreme Court ruling the program unconstitutional. Before making the move to broadcast, Rupa worked at The Associated Press, covering major national events like the arrest of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, the murders of Jennifer Hudson's family members, and the election of Barack Obama. She started out as an investigative reporter for the race-and-poverty-focused magazine The Chicago Reporter. Rupa has a master's degree from Northwestern University's Medill School.