When the Personal Is No Longer Private
Jesse Baker (Magnificent Noise)

Producer Jesse Baker has developed a number of very intimate podcasts.  From exploring the inner workings of people’s marriages on Where Should We Begin with Esther Perel  to examining how we show up on first dates on This Is Dating, a series of recorded first dates. Her work makes space for people to have hard conversations and creates a place for us to listen and feel empowered in our own relationships.   In this session she will take  us through her screening process and talk about how to build trust, how to hear the things people often cannot admit even to themselves.  AND how to make the stories of strangers feel so deeply personal to us.                              

Jesse Baker Folkenflik is a journalist and producer who started her career in public radio. At NPR, she held producing roles on most of the major news magazines from All Things Considered, Weekend Edition and Day to Day, before creating the popular weekly trivia program Ask Me Another. She also produced The Culture Gabfest while at Slate and worked for ESPN producing The Sporting Life with Jeremy Schaap. Later at Audible, she led a large team of creative makers as vice president of original content. She produced a number of the company’s most successful original series, including West Cork and five seasons of Esther Perel’s Where Should We Begin? Some of her more recent launches at Magnificent Noise have been ESPN Daily, How’s Work with Esther Perel for Gimlet and Together Apart with Priya Parker, for The New York Times.

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