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

Currently, I'm the executive producer of podcasts for Slate, and I'm developing my own podcast called The Big Sleep, about death and dying. 

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. I have a third documentary in production.

 

 

 

 

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

Before that, I was the executive producer of The Bob Edwards Show on Sirius XM and Bob Edwards Weekend from PRI. 

I also independently produced and reported the public radio documentary ONE FAMILY AND A KANSAS TOWN.

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

 And I'm part of the creative collective Small Good Thing.

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

Lickteig Family Farm, Richmond, KS