Staff

Nick van der Kolk, Host and Director

Nick van der Kolk

Nick van der Kolk is an audio producer, sound designer, and the creator of Love + Radio. His work has appeared on This American Life, Radiolab, The New York Times, Snap Judgment, Marketplace, and numerous radio outlets worldwide. He is a 2012 USA Artists Fellow and a co-founder of Megapolis — an audio art and leftfield radio festival.  Nick splits his time between Richmond, VA and Donegal, Ireland.

 

Julia DeWitt, Producer

Julia DeWitt is a radio producer and reporter. Her work has appeared on Snap Judgment, This American Life, Planet Money, 99 Percent Invisible and elsewhere. Her first appearance on L+R was as a producer and character in The Superchat for which she spent many hours talking to anonymous men on a semi-secret phone chat line. She is based in Brooklyn.

 

Phil Dmochowski, Managing Producer

Phil worked on the show back in its early days, and then returned as staff in 2018.  He came to L+R from VICE, where he wrote about food and produced the Munchies podcast, which won a Taste Talks Award for best food radio show. His career started at Car Talk in Cambridge, MA, where he developed an extraordinary ability to diagnose complex mechanical problems over the phone. Phil lives in Philadelphia and has never owned a car.

 

Steven Jackson, Producer

Steven Jackson

Steven Jackson is a radio producer, sound designer, and musician. His work has appeared on This American Life, Snap Judgment, 99 Percent Invisible, BBC, and more. He lives in Chicago, where he spends his free time playing music, shooting short films with friends, and trying to convince everyone at the party to make a human pyramid.