Marty Moss-CoaneHost and Executive Producer Marty Moss-Coane has helmed the Radio Times since its inception. Her thought-provoking conversations with guests and callers are all guided by her belief in fairness, exploring such topics as social issues, public policy, pop culture and the entertainment industry.
Neal ConanWorking as a reporter, producer, editor and bureau chief in New York and London, award-winning journalist and author Neal Conan has spent more than three decades covering topics from the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Conan was briefly held hostage in Iraq in 1991.
Terry GrossThirty years after Terry Gross began posing challenging questions to actors, authors, musicians and politicians, the host and author still presses today's newsmakers to reveal themselves and their beliefs. Her understanding of the issues and no-nonsense style engrosses legions of devoted fans.
Lauren Ober is an award-winning radio producer. Her stories have been heard across NPR’s news magazines as well as on podcasts like Criminal, 99% Invisible, Gravy and Unfictional. Previously Lauren served as producer of Orbital Path, a podcast about the cosmos and our place in it. In 2015, Lauren was a recipient of the French American Foundation Immigration Journalism Fellowship and traveled to Russia to report on LGBT immigration. Currently, Lauren is a board member of the Association of Independents in Radio (AIR). She is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, American University and the Transom Story Workshop. A proud Pittsburgh native, Lauren has a deep and abiding love for pierogi.
Jesse Thorn is the host and producer of the radio show and podcast Bullseye (formerly The Sound of Young America). Thorn grew up in San Francisco, California, where he attended the University of California, Santa Cruz, and cofounded The Sound of Young America while working for the campus radio station. Thorn has interviewed many notable personalities. He also hosts multiple podcasts, the television program The Grid, and runs Put This On, a blog and web video series devoted to men's fashion.
Talia Schlanger is a contributing host and radio producer at World Cafe, produced by WXPN, the public radio service of the University of Pennsylvania. Schlanger joined the World Cafe team straight from CBC, Canada's public broadcaster, where she hosted a triple-A radio show. Born and raised in Toronto, Schlanger is a also a professional actress, singer and voiceover artist. Schlanger spent most of 2012 performing in the first national tour of Green Day's rock opera, “American Idiot,” at various theatres throughout the United States.
Robert Smith is a correspondent for NPR's Planet Money where he reports on how the global economy is affecting our lives. Before joining Planet Money, Smith was the New York correspondent for NPR. Smith reported on the rebuilding of Ground Zero, the stunning landing of US Air flight 1549 in the Hudson River and the dysfunctional world of New York politics. He also traveled with presidential campaigns, tracked the recovery of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and reported from the BP oil spill. Before his New York City gig, Smith worked for public radio stations in Seattle (KUOW), Salt Lake City (KUER) and Portland (KBOO).
Guy Raz is the host, co-creator, and editorial director of three NPR programs, including two of its most popular ones: TED Radio Hour and How I Built This. Both shows are heard by more than 14 million people each month around the world. He is also the creator and co-host of NPR's first-ever podcast for kids, Wow In The World. Previously, Raz was weekend host of NPR News' signature afternoon newsmagazine All Things Considered. During his tenure, he transformed the sound and format of the program, introducing the now-signature "cover story" and creating the popular "Three-Minute Fiction"writing contest. Raz joined NPR in 1997 as an intern for All Things Considered and has worked virtually every job in the newsroom from temporary production assistant to breaking news anchor.
Sam Sanders is a reporter and host of It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders at NPR. In the show, Sanders engages with journalists, actors, musicians, and listeners to gain the kind of understanding about news and popular culture that can only be reached through conversation. Previously, as a key member of NPR's election unit, Sam covered the intersection of culture, pop culture, and politics in the 2016 election, and embedded with the Bernie Sanders campaign for several months. He was also one of the original cohosts of NPR's Politics Podcast, which launched in 2015.
Shankar Vedantam is NPR's social science correspondent and the host of Hidden Brain. The focus of his reporting is on human behavior and the social sciences, and how research in those fields can get listeners to think about the news in unusual and interesting ways. Before joining NPR in 2011, Vedantam spent 10 years as a reporter at The Washington Post. From 2007 to 2009, he was also a columnist, and wrote the Department of Human Behavior column for the Post. Vedantam writes an occasional column for Slate called "Hidden Brain."