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Kara McGuirk-Allison

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fun, mission driven, podcast consulting and production
Member since 2020


  • Annapols, MD
  • Business
  • Editing
  • Engineering
  • Producing
  • Recording
  • Reporting
  • Scripting
  • Voice
  • Writing

About Kara

Kara describes herself as a Mom, Public Radio Producer/Podcaster, and Community Organizer. With over 25 years of media experience, Kara launched local and national programs, produced and reported local and national pieces, trained countless interns and producers, and created numerous live events and fundraisers. She lives in Maryland with her husband and son, and considers herself a mid-century modernist and failing minimalist.

Kara's Portfolio



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


  • Pro Tools
  • Hard Disc/Flash recorder

Previous Work

  • Hidden Brain/Founding Producer at NPR (2016)
  • The Ghost In My Room/Exec. Producer of all hats/A podcast experiment at Platform Media LLC (2019)
  • Made Possible By/Producer at Current (2017)
  • Justice Talking/Producer at Annenberg/NPR (2008)