Suzie Lechtenberg

Past Producer, Radiolab

Suzie Lechtenberg was the Executive Producer of RadiolabIn 2016, Lechtenberg co-created Radiolab’s beloved spinoff show about the Supreme Court, More Perfect. Lechtenberg worked as the Executive Producer, alongside Jad Abumrad, to make a show that the New York Times would describe as “possibly the most mesmerizing podcast.”

Prior to Radiolab, Lechtenberg was the Executive Producer of Freakonomics Radio. She has covered politics for the WNYC newsroom, contributed to public radio’s business show, Marketplace, NPR’s Day to Day, and the arts and culture show, Studio 360. She was one of the founding producers of the weekly public radio show, Weekend America, in 2004. Lechtenberg started her public radio career in 2002 at NPR affiliate, KPCC, in Los Angeles.

During the academic year of 2009-2010, Lechtenberg was one of five journalists awarded the Ted Scripps Fellowship in Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Early in her career, she worked as a stylist-assistant for magazines like Dazed & Confused, Nylon, Nova, Surface, and Vogue. She is a Kansas native who lives in Brooklyn.

Suzie Lechtenberg appears in the following:

The Political Thicket Reprise

Thursday, June 01, 2023

The little-known case that changed the course of the Supreme Court forever.

Terrestrials: The Hybrid

Thursday, October 27, 2022

WNYC Studios
A fantastical mix of two beasts comes together, thrives, and does something scientists thought it could never do

Terrestrials: The Water Walker

Thursday, October 20, 2022

WNYC Studios
A muscly earthling figures out a way to stand on the waves.

Terrestrials: The Unimaginable

Thursday, October 13, 2022

WNYC Studios
An invisible entity journeys to Planet Earth and literally rocks our world.

Terrestrials: The Trio

Thursday, October 06, 2022

WNYC Studios
Look up in the sky! It is something that scientists thought could never happen.

Terrestrials: The Guardian

Thursday, September 29, 2022

WNYC Studios
A winged creature frightens countless villagers but may be a kind of protector.


Terrestrials: The Mastermind

Thursday, September 22, 2022

WNYC Studios
A color-changing creature many people assumed to be brainless outsmarts his human captors.


The Dirty Drug and the Ice Cream Tub

Friday, May 21, 2021

This episode, a tale of a wonder drug that will make you wonder about way more than just drugs.
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Deep Cuts

Thursday, April 22, 2021

This week, we dive into the past for some special stories that hold new power today.
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Nancy Was Here

Monday, June 29, 2020

Team Nancy takes a final stroll down memory lane.

All the Fine Girls Be There

Monday, June 22, 2020

This week, we dive into the world of an underground Black lesbian strip club in Los Angeles.

Black Trans Lives Matter

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Imara Jones joins us to talk about creating a truly inclusive Black Lives Matter movement, and getting back to the roots of Pride.

Samantha Irby + Brandon Taylor

Monday, June 01, 2020

It's a book filled episode as Tobin and Kathy chat with authors Samantha Irby and Brandon Taylor.

Carmen Maria Machado's Queer Horror Stories

Monday, May 18, 2020

Carmen Maria Machado joins us to talk queer horror stories, writing about pandemics, and the conversation we as queer people should be having more often.

Dispatch 5: Don't Stop Believin'

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

Jad tracks an emergency room doctor on the frontlines treating Covid-19.
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Monday, May 04, 2020

Iced coffee and bi chairs and glory holes, oh my!

Make Australia Gay Again

Monday, April 20, 2020

It's our 100th episode! And for this special occasion, Nancy sound designer Jeremy Bloom goes on a quest to find the truth behind a mysterious gay and lesbian island kingdom.

Give Me A Sign

Monday, April 06, 2020

At the age of 61, Richard was searching for a boyfriend. But finding love was about more than just getting past the trials of dating. There was also Peter.

Nancy Checks In

Friday, March 27, 2020

We understand that this is a really scary time for all of us right now. And in times like these, it's important to check-in on each other. So that's what Team Nancy did.

Chella Man + Rebecca Sugar

Monday, March 23, 2020

A distraction for those of you who need it: We talk to activist and YouTuber Chella Man as well as Steven Universe creator Rebecca Sugar about what it's like to evolve in the public eye.