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Claire Caulfield

Narrative podcasts with impact and heart.
Member since 2021


  • Chicago, IL
  • Honolulu, HI

Contact Claire

  • Fact Checking
  • Editing
  • Producing
  • Recording
  • Reporting
  • Scripting
  • Writing
  • Other
  • Teaching

About Claire

I'm a podcast producer, science reporter and community engagement editor attracted to projects that highlight underrepresented voices, expose wrongdoing and benefit the public.

My work has appeared on NPR and PBS NewsHour and won regional, national and international awards.

My specialties include podcast production, radio documentaries, narrative writing and fact-checking. I also have ample experience teaching podcasting workshops to high school and college students, voice coaching and consulting on passion projects. When I'm not in the field, I'm blogging about books and re-watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Tape Syncs & Field Producing: I can provide broadcast-quality recordings on the island of Oahu, with limited neighbor island coverage. Starting February 2022 I'll be based in Chicago, Illinois with coverage of the entire Chicagoland area.

Reporting, Writing & Producing: I'm looking for full-time or contract audio work that highlights underrepresented voices, exposes wrongdoing or directly addresses the public's needs. I'll be based in Chicago, Illinois and available for East Coast and remote work starting February 2022.

Consulting & Voice Coaching: Have a podcast you want to get off the ground? Struggling with writing, narration or music? Need resources on podcast production and distribution? Email me a short description of your project with the subject line "Coaching" and we can discuss rates, which include discounts for students and nonprofits!

Teaching & Workshops: I’ve given dozens of free, 45-minute presentations to high school and college classes. I can customize my podcasting 101 presentation for your class project, and past presentations have covered the basics of creating a history or science podcast, the difference between radio and podcast production and how to collect and use nat sound. I prioritize public/state schools and free after-school programs but am happy to work with private schools and scout programs based on availability. If you're interested, email me a short description of the project and your class time(s) with the subject line "Podcast presentation.”

Mentorship: I'm going to be an NPR NextGen Radio mentor in January. If you’re a journalism student or considering a career in audio journalism, feel free to sign up for a free, 30-minute one-on-one meeting.

Claire's Portfolio



  • Mixing
  • Voice Coaching
  • Tape Syncs
  • Story Editing
  • Show Development
  • Scoring
  • Research
  • Reporting
  • Producing
  • Mentoring
  • Interviewing
  • Hosting
  • Field Recording
  • Field Producing
  • Fact Checking
  • Booking
  • Voiceover


  • Zoom H4n Pro 4-Track Recorder
  • Audio-Technica AT897 Shotgun Microphone
  • Pro Tools
  • Adobe Creative Suite

Previous Work

  • Audio reporter and podcast producer at Honolulu Civil Beat, Offshore Podcast
  • Morning Edition producer and reporter at KJZZ 91.5 FM, Phoenix NPR (June 2019)
  • Investigative reporting fellow at News21 Carnegie-Knight Initiative (August 2017)
  • Freelance videographer (May 2016)