- Chicago, IL
Derek L. John is executive producer of narrative podcasts at Slate, where he leads the critically-acclaimed shows Slow Burn, Decoder Ring, How To! and One Year. A veteran of public radio stations WNYC and WBEZ, he’s contributed to NPR, PRX, Marketplace, Radiolab, Invisibilia, Freakonomics Radio, The New Yorker Radio Hour, Studio 360, Death, Sex & Money, ESPN’s 30 for 30, and Audible Originals among others. He holds a master’s in journalism from NYU, where he later taught a graduate audio course. Derek is the recipient of numerous honors including a Peabody, Gracie, Ambie and Murrow Award. His proudest career moment might be getting Tom Hanks to hum the entire theme to 2001: A Space Odyssey on tape.