Leital Molad is the executive producer of WNYC's health unit, developing a new podcast that will launch in the fall of 2015. Back in 2001, she was part of the team that created Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen, public radio's premier show on arts and culture. In her 15 years at Studio 360, Leital worked as a producer, editor, and reporter, traveling as far as Tokyo and Cody, Wyoming for special editions of the program; she was the sound designer of the Peabody Award-winning episode American Icons: Moby-Dick. In 2014, she helped launch Studio 360's spinoff podcast about pop culture on the internet, Sideshow. She has an MA in journalism from NYU, and teaches a podcasting course at the School of Visual Arts’ Design Research program. Leital is a native Texan and got her start in radio at KVRX, the student station at the University of Texas at Austin.
Leital Molad appears in the following:
Thursday, July 02, 2015
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Thursday, April 02, 2015
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Friday, November 14, 2014
Sunday, March 02, 2014
We ended up again with awards that were all expected, except Best Picture -- we were betting on Gravity, as it seemed to have all the perfect elements for the top Academy Award: action, suspense, accessibility, emotion and uplift.
Friday, November 22, 2013
If a button’s missing on your remote control, your kid’s toy car has a broken wheel, or the temple tips fall off your eyeglasses, you’d probably just throw your hands up and say, well there goes that. Those days could soon be over thanks to a cutting-edge technology: 3D printing ...
Friday, October 04, 2013
Friday, November 02, 2012
There is a proliferation of blogs, videos, and other homemade political commentary thriving online in this election cycle and taking control of the story away from the campaigns and the news media. YouTube has become a breeding ground for mashup and parody videos that move virally ...
Friday, September 14, 2012
DJ /rupture says a good remix has to disrespect the original song, breaking it down to build it back up into something surprising; he doesn’t want to hear the original with little embellishments or a new beat. He provided the raw materials for our Remix Challenge: six tracks from "L'Avion," ...
Friday, September 07, 2012
Even if you don’t know the song "How You Like Me Now?" by name, you’ve almost certainly heard it. The gritty tune has been ubiquitous for a couple of years and is even included on the official Obama re-election campaign playlist. The band behind the song, The Heavy ...
Friday, July 13, 2012
Dirty Projectors manage to be both avant-garde and accessible — the band plays experimental rock you can still dance to. They’ve collaborated with Björk and David Byrne, and been covered by Solange Knowles (sister of Beyoncé). Dave Longstreth, the band’s lead guitarist ...
Friday, June 29, 2012
Singer-songwriter Afie Jurvanen, who records as Bahamas, romanticizes faraway people and places in his music — including the Bahamas, where he’s never set foot. His new album, Barchords, is instrumentally spare but emotionally rich. He performs live in in the studio.
Friday, June 22, 2012
A couple of years ago, a group of Canadian indie rockers (some play in Arcade Fire) decided to write and play their own chamber music. Their album As Seen Through Windows is a lush, surprising mix of instruments and melodies, many of them born out of improvisation ...
Friday, June 01, 2012
The San Antonio band Girl in a Coma formed over a junior high obsession over the tortured music of Morrissey. “I loved him so much it hurt,” says singer Nina Diaz, who was only 13 when she joined the band. “I turned vegetarian after that, started reading Oscar Wilde, eating yogurt ...
Friday, May 25, 2012
On a given weekend, you might find Gabriel Kahane performing a piano sonata in a concert hall … or stumble upon him at a bar, playing with a rock band. He composes classical music for chamber groups and orchestras — plus he's just written a 1940s era musical which combines ...
Friday, May 11, 2012
A new kind of leading man has taken hold in Hollywood: the lovable loser. Together with his brother Jay, Mark Duplass has written and directed smart, affecting comedies about these losers. His new film Jeff, Who Lives at Home stars Jason Segel as a 30-year-old stoner settled in to his ...
Friday, April 27, 2012
The band Of Montreal is known for its theatrical, over-the-top shows. Frontman Kevin Barnes’ antics and flamboyant costumes recall the heyday of glam rock. Barnes wasn’t a born performer — as a teenager, he was a loner, painfully shy. On a family camping trip, his uncle brought along a guitar ...