Storytelling keeps us up at night, and fuels our days. Here's what we've made so far that's ready to share.
These projects stemmed from a mandate to see things differently. To use digital narrative tools to bring people from the margins to the center of the story. To free them to create and command their own universes. Guided by a shared journalistic ethos, we seek stories in the seams of society, where strength and courage dwell. And where fiction has nothing on real life.
Feeling My Flo
Premiering July 11th, Feeling My Flo is a reported podcast that sees and talks about menstruation as an event that happens to all types of bodies – and affects menstruators in different ways. How they feel about their bodies. How others treat them based on social norms. What access they have to information and power. Feeling My Flo brings us the stories of individuals and how they’ve been shaped by menstruation as a biological, political, economic, and spiritual catalyst.
70 Million documents how locals are addressing the role of jails in their backyards. Our reporters travel around the country and hear from people directly impacted by their encounter with jails and adjacent policies, and from those committed to reversing those effects on people and communities. Specifically, we chronicle the progress ground-up efforts have made in diversion, bail reform, recidivism, adoption of technology and other crucial aspects of the move toward decarceration at local levels. It was recognized as the bronze winner in the Narrative/Documentary Podcast category of the 2019 New York Festivals and is premiering its second season in July 2019. (This podcast is made possible by a grant from the Safety and Justice Challenge at the MacArthur Foundation.)
THANK YOU TO THE MACARTHUR FOUNDATION
Thanks to a generous grant from the MacArthur Foundation, we are developing a 10-part audio documentary series to highlight how local actors have taken up the call for criminal justice reform and made strides where they live. The series is set to premiere in the Fall.
Latina to Latina with Alicia Menendez
A first-of-its kind podcast, Latina to Latina, features host Alicia Menendez in intimate conversations with remarkable Latinas about making it, faking it, and everything in between. These trailblazers and barrier breakers made their own way in business, politics, entertainment, the arts, and tech, among other fields. In often-hilarious and always-revealing episodes, Alicia and her guests take on the challenges of existing, and then thriving, as women of color.
We are associate producers on ``Sol de Agosto/August Sun,`` an Argentine independent short film about the complexities of adult children caring for aging parents, by Franco Volpi.
Barry & Joe
We are producers on ``Barry & Joe,`` an adult animated series in which President Obama and VP Biden travel back in time to save the world, by Adam Reid.