USC Dornsife College Of Letters Arts and Sciences

University of Southern California

Heidi Shin is an independent public radio and podcast producer based in Boston. Her work can be heard on the BBC, PRI’s The World, WGBH, and WBUR, amongst other outlets. Previously she was on staff with National Geographic Television + Film, and she’s also contributed to The California Sunday Magazine. She is also co-creator and producer of The New American Songbook, a podcast about immigrant musicians, which was produced with the support of WGBH and The Ground Truth Project, and recognized with a national Edward R. Murrow Award, a Webby, and an ONA Award.

Amongst many adventures, she’s been diving with elderly female divers on an island off of South Korea, riding with rodeo champions in Chile, dancing with Cambodian genocide survivors in Lowell, and she’s interviewed a North Korean film director with his leading lady.

Heidi is a recipient of the Asian American Journalist Association’s national award for radio reporting, she’s been a featured artist at the Pao Art Center, and she’s been selected as an East-West Center Fellow and an IVOH Restorative Narrative Fellow.

She is also an instructor at the PRX Podcast Garage and Harvard University’s SoundLab, and lead organizer of Boston’s Sonic Soiree.

Heidi Shin