Jacob Weisberg (Co-founder and CEO) was previously CEO of the Slate Group, co-founder of Panoply, and editor-in-chief of Slate Magazine. He has written for publications including the New York Times, New Yorker, and Financial Times. He is the author of several books and a lecturer at Yale University. Weisberg is vice-chair of the Committee to Protect Journalists and a member of the PEN Board, reflecting his long-standing involvement with issues of global press freedom and independent journalism.
Malcolm Gladwell (Co-founder) is a journalist, a speaker, and the author of five New York Times bestsellers including The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, and David and Goliath. His next book, Talking to Strangers, will be published in September 2019. He has been a staff writer for the New Yorker since 1996. Foreign Policy has three times named him one of their Top Global Thinkers, and he has been named one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People. He is a trustee of the Surgo Foundation and currently serves on the board of the RAND Corporation.
Heather Fain (Chief Marketing Officer) came to podcasting from book publishing, where she worked in a variety of marketing and publicity roles at the Hachette Book Group. The authors with whom she has worked include Michael Connelly, Malcolm Gladwell (see above), Dr. Mark Hyman, Keith Richards, Stacy Schiff, Alice Sebold, David Sedaris, Anita Shreve, and Donna Tartt. She will listen to many podcasts while out on maternity leave in Spring 2019.
Mia Lobel (Executive Producer) has been making podcasts since 2007 including the chart-topping Revisionist History and the serialized narrative Empire on Blood. As former Managing Producer at Panoply she oversaw production on By the Book, Family Ghosts, and the Panoply Pilot Project. She’s also produced audio content for public radio stations, non-profit organizations, museums, universities and voice-activated services. She's been an adjunct professor at the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY since 2010.
Julia Barton (Executive Editor) is a longtime broadcast and podcast editor. She's been the editor on Revisionist History from the show's inception in 2016. In addition, she's reported and produced stories for Radiolab, 99% Invisible, PRI's The World, and BBC Radio 4, with Falling Tree Productions.
Jason Gambrell (Technical Director/Chief of Sweetness) has been involved in various aspects of the local NYC music scene since the late ‘90s. A stint as the broadcast audio tech for the Columbia Journalism School led to becoming the founding Technical Director for Panoply Media in 2015. His involvement with podcasts like Revisionist History and Empire on Blood led him to Pushkin Industries.
Ryan Dilley (Lead Producer) is an award-winning journalist and audio producer who created several critically-acclaimed podcasts for the Panoply network where he worked with the likes of Marc Maron, John Oliver, Elizabeth Banks, and John Cleese. Ryan previously worked at the BBC for two decades, where he edited some of the corporation's biggest news shows and worked with some of its biggest stars. A show he helped create for the youth station BBC Radio 1 - The Story of Izzy Dix - was named Podcast of the Year by the British Radio Academy.
Justin Richmond (Lead Producer, Broken Record) comes to Pushkin Industries from NPR. He spent the last three and a half years producing Morning Edition and reporting on the Arts Desk. He graduated from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism where he earned the nom de radio "Black Judgement" while working and occasionally appearing on W. Kamau Bell's podcast. He grew up obsessed with ‘60's soul acts, was enraptured by a Garth Brooks concert in 1996, played guitar in a terrible metal band during high school and through the nerdy hobby of digging up rap samples has become a jazz snob.
Jacob Smith (Senior Producer, Revisionist History) previously worked on You Must Remember This, Family Ghosts, Empire on Blood and The Grift. His three-year-old dog named Finn is the Pushkin Industries mascot and likes to interrupt table reads.
Carly Migliori (Director of Operations) comes to Pushkin with over a decade of multimedia management experience. She most recently led the content team at Panoply, where she oversaw the business side of all podcasts. Throughout her career, she has managed magazines, built apps, and spun about 100 plates at once. Carly loves a good Bravo recap podcast, gold shoes, and her fabulous black cat Clarence.
Jon Schnaars (Vice President of Finance and Business Development) comes to Pushkin with more than a decade of experience in digital media and advertising. He has worked across sales, operations and management for companies large and small across the digital marketing landscape. Joining Pushkin has allowed Jon to transform his passion for podcasting -- which he’s been a part of via Bloody Good Horror since 2007 -- into a profession. Jon does most of his podcast consumption while running, and enjoys topics ranging from NBA and gaming to history and culture.
Sophie McKibben (Managing Producer) comes to Pushkin from FRONTLINE PBS where she was the Series Producer of The FRONTLINE Dispatch, a podcast she helped start. Previously, Sophie taught documentary storytelling at the Transom Story Workshop in Woods Hole. Sophie has reported and produced for Rhode Island Public Radio, StoryCorps, and North Country Public Radio. An Adirondacker, Sophie is happiest out in the woods.
Lidia Jean Kott (Associate Producer) previously worked for NPR's Morning Edition, PRI's The World, WNYC's The Takeaway, and was a 2019 US-Austria Exchange Fellow through the International Center for Journalists. She once tried (and failed) to break the Guinness World Record for the most number of consecutive bounces on a pogo stick.