Destry has been a radio junkie ever since she was a kid, when her mom would drive the long way home just to listen to NPR. Now grown up, Destry has worked on production for WNYC’s Death, Sex & Money and Here’s The Thing, for Panoply Custom’s MoneyMind, and for the independent podcasts Data Stories and Wonderland. She is at work on an audio biography of the reproductive rights activist Beatrice Blair and, in her spare time, she produces audio mementos of her friends’ weddings.
EXAMPLES OF PRODUCTION WORK
Here’s The Thing, July 19, 2016
The elastic and emotionally daring actor tells Alec Baldwin about his art, his politics, and his start as the rear end of a dragon.
Destry’s production roles: Guest research and interview pre-production
Death, Sex & Money, June 22, 2016
What happens inside Planned Parenthood has long been at the center of a raging political debate in the U.S. But we don’t often hear from the patients who rely on their clinics for care.
Destry’s production roles: Group editing
Data Stories, June 1, 2016
Scott Hughes discusses his decision to sonify gravitational space data and how sonification is used by scientists to understand astrophysical phenomena.
Destry’s production roles: Guest booking and preparation, episode research, recording supervision, publication and promotion
Death, Sex & Money, November 4, 2015
Kevin Powell and Anna Sale speak in front of a live audience about Powell’s rocky history with sexism and activism, what his mother taught him, and how all these years later, he’s replaced drinking and fighting with veganism and yoga.
Destry’s production roles: Tape selection and cutting, individual and group editing, narrative development, web prep, social media
Global Movements, Urban Struggles, November 1, 2015
On the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, residents of the Ninth Ward gathered to commemorate how far they had come — and how far they still had to go.
Destry’s production roles: Reporting from the field
Death, Sex & Money, October 21, 2015
On the air, Yesi Ortiz is a warm, flirty host for a popular L.A. hip hop station. Off the air, she’s a single mother of six adopted kids. Managing both roles is more than a challenge.
Destry’s production roles: Tape selection, group editing, narrative development, web prep, social media, episode promotion