I was raised on a Kansas farm but have lived in Denver, Athens, GA, Baltimore, and Los Angeles. Now, I call Washington D.C. home with my wife, Barrie, and our two sons, Hank and Gus.

Currently, I'm the executive producer of podcasts for Slate, overseeing 17 shows.

I'm also the director of the documentary film OPEN SECRET, which premiered at the 2011 Toronto Hot Docs Festival and had its broadcast premiere in 2013 on Al Jazeera America.

WAITING FOR HOCKNEY, a documentary I assistant directed, had its world premiere at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival. 

Since the mid-90's, I've worked off and on at NPR. Most recently, I was the executive producer of Weekend All Things Considered.





In between my time at NPR, I was the executive producer of The Bob Edwards Show on Sirius XM and Bob Edwards Weekend from PRI. 

I also produced and reported the audio documentary ONE FAMILY AND A KANSAS TOWN, produced as part of the creative collective SMALL GOOD THING.

My first radio job was spinning (literally) the country hits at KOFO AM in Ottawa, KS.

 And a long time ago, I was a U.S. Marine.

Lickteig Family Farm, Richmond, KS