- Vancouver, BC, Canada
I am a public health researcher turned podcast producer with a keen ear for storytelling. My varied human rights work paired with my passion for compelling stories have converged into podcasting for social impact. At heart I'm an activist and troublemaker for good, using audio as the medium for the message. I am energized by working with other creative, caring, and driven people.
PREVIOUSLY: I created, wrote, produced and hosted Amnesty International Canada's flagship podcast, Rights Back At You, as an innovative digital activism and audience engagement tool. It won a spot as an Apple Podcasts' Editor's Choice and was listed in their New and Noteworthy list. I co-produced RUDE the Podcast, a show for "millennial troublemakers" which won Runner Up in the 2019 Hot Docs Podcast Festival Pitch Competition and also made it to Apple Podcasts' New and Noteworthy list. We managed to convince Snoop Dogg to speak to us for a bit on cannabis legalization.
CURRENTLY: I am supporting production and partnerships/marketing for a podcast in the works called Actors and Ancestors, an independent Indigenous film and TV podcast. I am also consulting for a Canadian non-profit organization needing support in the ideation and planning stage of their podcast development. My day job is consulting with a small values-driven firm working on equity/DEI issues in the workplace. (We hope to have a podcast eventually!)
NEXT: I want to work in podcasting full time, eventually. For now I am open to tape syncs, production work, writing, and voice over work. One day I would love to run a podcasting company to help rad people make their ideas a reality. I want to build up the tiny space that exists for Black and Indigenous podcasting in so-called Canada. Drop me a line (or a podcast recommendation or a meme) if this sounds exciting to you, too! Always interested in collaborations. You can contact me at daniellaflbarreto[@]gmail.com
Created, wrote, produced & hosted Amnesty Canada's flagship human rights podcast, Rights Back At You, an ambitious, narrative digital activism project. This podcast examines anti-Black racism, policing, and surveillance. We delve into stories of resistance and meet the people making change unstoppable. From facial recognition and the right to protest, to the war on drugs and defunding the police, this series connects the dots and passes the mic to people building a better future now. Together, we unravel the Canada you think you know and challenge the systems that hold back human rights.
- Social Media
- Show Development
- Audience Development
- Field Recording
- Fact Checking