About Me

I am a journalist, editor, and copywriter based in Berlin, Germany. 

If you're mulling over a concept, contact me. 

I am always eager to create. 

My Latest Work

Introduce Yourself To… Chris Watson

Hi Chris! Please introduce yourself to our readers. So, Chris, you’ve enjoyed an incredible career in sound and recorded in some of the most remote and beautiful locations in the world. Is there a particular location that still lingers in your mind? Yeah, I’ve had the privilege of traveling to many special locations, but the polar regions have a special magic about them. They’re like nowhere else on this planet. Now that doesn’t mean they’re my favorite places to visit necessarily, but it does

Maya Shenfeld: A Sonic Adventurer

Maya Shenfeld is a Jerusalem-born Berlin-based musician and composer. Though a classically trained guitarist, Shenfled isn’t afraid to experiment, tamper with, and test the limits of music, and her recent album titled Free Fall is a fine example of that. Whether it be through hallowed recording locations or unconventional inspirations, Maya continues to evolve her music in a way that keeps her audience on their toes, and this month, she’ll be sharing her industry knowledge via an online workshop

Berlin's Podcasting Network, Production House and School

Berlin is a pretty happenin’ city, but staying on top of its huge array of niche and wonderful events can feel like a chore. That’s why we’ve handpicked a simple and varied calendar just for you. The Bear Radio Calendar is a curated selection of events that’ll keep your curiosity fed, your small talk sparkling and your social schedule brimming with excitement. Here’s what we’re up to for the next month… Lakeside Film Festival The Lakeside Film Festival isn’t just held in a former DDR holiday

Berlin's Podcasting Network, Production House and School

Julie Merica is the creator, host, and advice aficionado behind the podcast, Make Your Damn Bed. Empowered with an infectious aura and a truly rare sense of empathy, Merica makes for a sharply keen podcast host. However, as the captain of her daily podcast, she also makes for an in-demand agony aunt and alarm clock too. In fact, so many individuals choose Julie’s voice to soundtrack their mornings that Make Your Damn Bed recently graced the top of the Spotify charts. We sat down to talk to Julie

Berlin's Podcasting Network, Production House and School

Hi Paul! Please introduce yourself and your podcast to our readers. Hello! My name's Paul Hanford and I am the host of the Lost and Sound podcast. And where would you like to grab coffee today? Today we are going to get the U-Bahn to Boddinstrasse and get coffee at Isla. You’re someone whose career has an extremely diverse relationship with sound. Taking things back to a young Paul, who you once described as “a weird kid who couldn’t express themselves in a recognized way to get ahead at school”

Berlin's Podcasting Network, Production House and School

Jill Beytin and Julia Joubert aren’t just the founders of Bear Radio, they’re also formidable voices in the podcasting sphere, and their latest show URSA is a testimony to that. Empowered with a mission to pass forward their industry knowledge to novice producers and share human stories that matter, URSA is a vehicle that comfortably carries both important news and tickling nonsense. Not only is the show expertly steered by the duo’s impressive irrefutable experience, but it’s also seamlessly gu

Berlin's Podcasting Network, Production House and School

At Bear Radio, we love podcasting, but we also just love audio that moves people, and there are few mediums that hold emotive medium in a pillared stronghold than film. Lucas Carey is a music composer and producer who understands that spirit, and its power, thoroughly and who leads with it throughout his work. We sat down with him to discuss his attraction to film scoring, the flexible nature of his creative process, and settle the time-old debate of music vs. podcasts. Hi Lucas! Please introduc

Berlin's Podcasting Network, Production House and School

Kelsey McKinney is a journalist, co-founder, devoted gossiper, and parent to the podcast Normal Gossip. Geared with a mission of delivering juicy, funny, and utterly banal gossip about strangers, her hit show offers its listeners a weekly hour of silliness and a one-way ticket to a priceless fizzy feeling. We sat down with Kelsey to talk about her passion for gossip, the origin of her show, and the importance of escapism. Hi Kelsey! Please introduce yourself and your podcast to our readers. I'm

Berlin's Podcasting Network, Production House and School

And where would you like to get coffee? I recently had a coffee adjacent product in my hometown of North Hampton, Massachusetts. It was a locally made juice Popsicle thing crafted from Vietnamese coffee so the top nine-tenths of the Popsicle consisted of this coffee turn ice cream turn condensed milk thing. I’d like to have that. In terms of location, I would like to drink it somewhere adequately hot and beachy. I'll be agnostic about which ocean because I always think that by the time you’re at

What Does OKR Mean?

What Is An OKR And What Is Its Origin? Before we dive into the benefits of OKRs when managing goal-setting strategies, let’s explain where the term ‘OKR’ came from in the first place. The concept of OKR was popularised by Andrew Grove, a successful businessman and engineer, during his tenure as the CEO of the globally renowned tech powerhouse, Intel. In 1975, Grove taught a course at Intel, and in it, he shared a revolutionary system for goal setting and accountability which he coined as iMBOs

What Is Payroll?

Payroll covers all aspects of employee pay and compensation preparation. So if you are an HR executive or payroll specialist, you are the point of contact for employees for everything from receiving their pay stubs, knowing their pay rate, and understanding their direct deposit details. Calculating payroll involves many components and can often be complex. However, it can be split into four separate stages. We’ve taken the liberty of outlining the basic steps and requirements that take place in

How To Create A Diversity Management Plan

Companies would not strive for a more diverse workplace if it did not come with an array of tangible benefits. These benefits can stretch across the company, bringing advantages to the business as a whole, HR managers and departments, and even employees. The benefits from diversity are numerous. It can improve your financial performance, increase your attractiveness on job boards, and change your corporate culture. Other effects of diversity will be felt over years to come. Companies that heav

The Faux Reality of Andy Kassier

This article is part of our feature topic ’FAKE.’ Until May 29th, Weserhalle is presenting ‘read that twice,’ a show designed by conceptual artist and Berlin native, Andy Kassier. Sharp, small, but sweet, ‘read that twice’ is a layered and ironic assessment of the modern-day value system. Though limited in size, it possesses the potential to leave each visitor with an individualised takeaway. This ability to house multiple truths is a favoured tool of Kassier, and one that has powered most of h

Berlin's Podcasting Network, Production House and School

Hi guys! Introduce yourselves and your podcast to our readers! Tony: Hi! I'm Tony Oldani. I’m 17 years old and I’m a junior at JFK. Daniel: And I am Daniel, Tony’s biggest fanboy, and a teacher at the Kennedy school. I’m also the founding advisor and faculty advisor of the IDEAS club which is the group that produces the JFK IDEAS podcast. In terms of school extracurricular activities, having a podcast is rare. What inspired you to start this initiative? Daniel: Well the podcast is a product of t
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