I was raised on a Kansas farm, but now live with my wife Barrie and our two sons in Washington D.C. (With stints in Denver, Athens,GA, Baltimore, and Los Angeles.)
Currently, I'm the executive producer of podcasts for Slate, overseeing 24 shows with 9 million monthly downloads.
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.
Starting in the mid-90's, I worked for many years as a producer at NPR. From 2011 to 2014, 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.
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