Public Works: Audio Storytelling from Radio to Podcasts

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Center for the Humanities, University Club Building, Room 313, 432 E. Campus Mall
@ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

At this small-group, brown-bag workshop, Madison-area media professionals will share their experience producing meaningful and engaging audio for public audiences. This informal workshop is designed for graduate students, faculty, and staff interested in exploring the affordances, challenges, and best practices of audio, podcast, and radio for storytelling and communication. The panel will be moderated by Richelle Wilson, Producer, Wisconsin Public Radio.

Note: The panel will take place from 12:00 to 1:00 PM and you are welcome to linger afterward for coffee and conversation from 1:00 to 1:30 PM.

RSVPs are required and seats are limited. Questions and topics of interest will be collected ahead of time with time for live Q&A and informal conversation to follow.

To join, please send an email with your name and affiliation to: We welcome you to bring a lunch, and light refreshments will be available.

Workshop Panelists

Richelle Wilson, Producer, Wisconsin Public Radio (Panel Moderator)

Richelle Wilson is a producer for Central Time, a call-in talk show on Wisconsin Public Radio. She is also a PhD candidate in the Nordic unit, where she is writing a dissertation about IKEA. During her time at UW, she has worked as a Swedish language instructor and literature TA, managing editor of the Edge Effects magazine and podcast, producer of A Public Affair at community radio station WORT 89.9 FM, and producer of season 1 of the Collegeland podcast. For the 2022–23 academic year, she received a Mellon Public Humanities Graduate Fellowship to work with Midwest Environmental Advocates as a Public Narratives Fellow. In this role, she co-produced and hosted a podcast miniseries called Public Trust, about PFAS contamination in Wisconsin.

Bonnie Willison, Producer, Wisconsin Sea Grant

Bonnie Willison is an award-winning video and podcast producer at Wisconsin Sea Grant and the Water Resources Institute, where she tells stories about Great Lakes science and culture. Bonnie has co-created three narrative podcast series for Wisconsin Sea Grant. Bonnie grew up on a lake in southern Wisconsin and studied anthropology at Beloit College.

Jeremy Holiday, Producer, Black Like Me Podcast

Jeremy Holiday is an editor and producer for the podcast Black Like Me with Dr. Alex Gee. He holds a MA from the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at UW–Madison and has extensive experience teaching filmmaking to elementary and high school students. His documentary film Multico was screened at the Wisconsin Film Festival in 2010.

Jade Iseri-Ramos, Producer, WORT Community Radio

Jade Iseri-Ramos is a radio and podcast producer based out of Monona. She is the producer of the weekday talk show A Public Affair on WORT 89.9fm Madison. She is also a producer of Human Powered, a podcast from Wisconsin Humanities. In her spare time, she knits, crochets, and throws pottery.