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Oct 5, 2023 at 7:30 pm

Moving Audio: A Night of Radio Exchange

Co-presented with Stockholm University for the Arts

Doors 7:30p
Program 8:00p

352 Onderdonk Ave
Ridgewood, NY

UnionDocs is delighted to partner with the Stockholm University for the Arts for a night of NYC radio appreciation hosted by the incredible Lu Olkowski.

We’ve invited a set of emerging audio artists in the RADIO MASTERS PROGRAM at the University to select some of their favorite contemporary audio work being born and produced in NYC that has moved them in their own practices to build out a program, conversation and international radio night of radio exchange here at UnionDocs.

We’re lucky to have multidisciplinary artist and creator of the hit series Appearances (Mermaid Palace), Sharon Mashihi joining to share some excerpts from their respective work and the thinking and intentions behind these chosen moments. Joel Lovell, Executive Editor at Pineapple Street will also join to discuss his award-winning editing work on podcasts like Wind of Change, This American Life and more.

We’ll be discussing and sharing some of the key insights and methodologies from the making of – from the early ideas stage, to personal artistry, reporting and beyond!

It’s a celebration of all the amazing work made here at the center of the Podcast universe, and an opening up of how this work travels to audiences around the world. We invite the audio community across the city to convene on this night as a way of building exchange across the pond and around the city.

The night will include guest speakers: Lu Olkowski, Sharon Mashihi and Joel Lovell.

See you there!

Watch the conversation between Presenter1, Presenter2 and Presenter 3 on the UnionDocs’ Membership hub.


Lu Olkowski is an independent radio producer based in Brooklyn. She is drawn to stories that evolve through multiple generations: how pride or shame in one’s racial identity, poverty and artistic impulse can be passed down in families. Her work has won many international awards including a Third Coast International Audio Festival Award. At present she is working on three new secret radio projects. At least one of them will be a podcast.

Sharon Mashihi makes movies, radio, and performances. She was a 2017 Third Coast Radio Resident. Her work can be heard on the podcasts The Heart , Stranglers , Snap Judgment , Unfictional , and many others. As an editor, Sharon worked on The Heart ‘s critically acclaimed “No” series, as well as 2016’s Peabody Award Finalist, “Silent Evidence”. Sharon’s performances and installations have been featured at Essex Flowers, The Wassaic Project, Tapefest, The Hearsay Festival in Ireland, and Moogfest. Sharon is co-writer of the 2017 feature film, The Ticket , and story editor of the forthcoming film, Madeline’s Madeline . She is also a session leader at The School of Making Thinking.

Joel Lovell is the executive editor of Pineapple Street Studios, where among other shows he’s edited “Missing Richard Simmons,” “Wind of Change,” and “9/12.” Before coming to Pineapple, he was the executive editor at This American Life and worked on the first two seasons of Serial. Prior to working in audio he was the deputy editor of The New York Times Magazine.

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Oct 5, 2023
7:30 pm


352 Onderdonk Avenue
Ridgewood, NY 11385 United States
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