I’m the executive producer of podcasts and audio for NBC News and MSNBC, managing the team responsible for production and strategy of original podcasts and audio programming.

Previously, I ran the Slate podcast network, overseeing 25 shows including several I helped to create: Hit Parade, If Then, The Secret History of the Future and Slate’s daily news podcast, What Next.

Prior to Slate, I was executive producer of NPR’s Weekend All Things Considered. My team covered breaking news, politics and culture for more than 4 million listeners each week. During my time as EP, the show increased audience by15%, the only NPR newsmagazine to see double-digit growth.

I started at NPR in 1997 as an overnight production assistant and went on to work for every show produced by NPR News.

I spent time at Sirius XM overseeing The Bob Edwards Show, as well as working as a reporter, producer and anchor at several commercial and public radio stations around the country. I began my audio career as DJ at KOFO-AM in Ottawa, KS spinning (literally) the country hits.

In 2011, my documentary film, Open Secret, had its world premiere at the Hot Docs film festival in Toronto and was broadcast in six countries including the U.S. on Al Jazeera America. I also assistant directed Waiting For Hockney, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.

I was raised on a Kansas farm and now live in Washington D.C. with my wife and two sons.

And a long time ago I was a US Marine.

Lickteig Family Farm, Richmond, KS