Suzie Lechtenberg

Executive Producer, Radiolab

Suzie Lechtenberg is 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:

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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InvestiGAYtions!

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.

The United States of America

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Despite being cleared for transfer home in 2016, Abdul Latif Nasser is still stuck at Guantanamo. Why? Latif digs for answers, and spoiler: it goes all the way to the top.

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The Other Latif: Episode 6

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Despite being cleared for transfer home in 2016, Abdul Latif Nasser is still stuck at Guantanamo. Why? Latif digs for answers, and spoiler: it goes all the way to the top.
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Cuba-ish

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

What happened to Abdul Latif at Guantanamo Bay?  Latif visits the “legal equivalent of outer space,” and manages to see his namesake … maybe.

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Afghanistan

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Latif investigates Abdul Latif’s classified time in Afghanistan, and amidst the explosions and rubble, finds a jailhouse interview that changes how he sees his namesake.

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Sudan

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Abdul Latif Nasser gets a job working on a sunflower farm in Sudan.  What on earth could be suspicious about that?

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Morocco

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Latif travels to Morocco to trace his namesake's possible onramp into extremism and is surprised by what he finds.

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My Namesake

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Radiolab’s Latif Nasser is stunned to find he shares his name with detainee 244 at Guantanamo Bay. This man was cleared to leave Gitmo in 2016, so why is he still stuck there?

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Dress of Choice

Monday, March 09, 2020

Nancy is back! And we're diving into the taffeta-covered world of kids who do drag.

The Other Latif: Episode 5

Friday, March 06, 2020

What happened to Abdul Latif at Guantanamo Bay?  Latif visits the “legal equivalent of outer space,” and manages to see his namesake … maybe.
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