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Anna Williams

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English Ph.D. who pioneered the first-ever dissertation in podcast form. Loves to blend genres and push boundaries!
Member since 2018


  • New York, NY
  • Astoria, NY

Anna is available for

reporting/producing/editing stories
thinking through structure/character/themes/scenes in narrative audio projects
  • Editing
  • Producing
  • Reporting
  • Scripting

About Anna

In 2019, I produced the first-ever podcast dissertation to earn my Ph.D. in English from the University of Iowa. Titled "My Gothic Dissertation," the project weaves together personal narrative, interviews with peers and scholars, dramatized scenes from Gothic novels, and traditional academic research to compare being in grad school to being trapped in a Gothic novel. During grad school, I interned at Iowa Public Radio, where I produced and co-hosted the podcast Lit City -- an exploration of the sights, sounds, and stories that made Iowa City the first UNESCO City of Literature in America. I now live in NYC and work as a freelance podcast producer.

Anna's Portfolio



  • Mixing
  • Story Editing
  • Sound Design
  • Show Development
  • Scoring
  • Research
  • Reporting
  • Producing
  • Logistics and Coordination
  • Interviewing
  • Field Recording
  • Field Producing
  • Budgeting
  • Booking
  • Voiceover


  • ProTools 12

Previous Work

  • Writer, Producer, Editor, Queens Memory podcast at Queens Public Library | Queens College ((current))
  • Producer, What's Ahead with Steve Forbes at Forbes Media | Spoke Media (March 2020)
  • Producer, Lit City / Production Assistant, Talk of Iowa and River to River at Iowa Public Radio (September 2017)
  • Graduate Instructor, Rhetoric and The Interpretation of Literature at University of Iowa (June 2019)
  • Associate Producer at Dustlight Productions (February 2021)