- Los Angeles, CA
Khari is available forI'm available for producing, editing, mixing/sound-design, research/factchecking, scoring, and voiceover work on podcasts.
- Fact Checking
I’m an audio producer and writer with a background in science communication and policy based in Los Angeles, California.
I’ve made podcasts for National Geographic, interviewed one of the creators of the internet, organized a conference at the United Nations, and contributed to a 20-year roadmap for artificial intelligence research. In my free time, I make music, play basketball, and hang out at the beach.
I'm interested in science, history, and their intersection with pop culture. I have a bachelor's degree in International Studies and Economics from Johns Hopkins University and a certificate from the Greater Washington Urban League’s Entrepreneurship Program.
Nat Geo Explorer and spoken-word poet Alyea Pierce talks with Grammy–winning musician Rhiannon Giddens about the origins of the banjo, her new opera Omar, and how she finds inspiration through history.
I produced this episode of Overheard at National Geographic and came up with the topics and episode structure. I pre-interviewed Rhiannon Giddens and drafted interview questions; fact-checked and cut the interview; wrote and narrated the episode open; and worked with Nat Geo's music team to book Rhiannon and license her songs for the episode.
Khari Douglas interviews Gregory D. Hager, a professor of computer science at Johns Hopkins University and the founding director of the Johns Hopkins Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare. In this episode we discuss tactile perception, the founding of the Malone Center, and data privacy.
I researched the latest developments in AI and robotic applications in the medical field, wrote interview questions, hosted the podcast and interviewed Dr. Hager, edited, mixed, and published the episode. I also made the podcast theme music.
If a major eruption ever were to occur at Yellowstone’s “supervolcano,” the event could destroy huge swaths of North America. But in recent years, some scientists have proposed that the amazing power locked beneath the caldera could be harnessed to generate renewable geothermal energy. National Geographic writer Maya Wei-Haas examines the risks of a supervolcanic eruption at Yellowstone and what it would take to use it as a power source.
I produced this episode Overheard at National Geographic: I researched volcanoes and geothermal energy; pre-interviewed the guests; drafted interview questions; co-wrote the script; found and obtained reuse rights to a library of natural sounds from the Yellowstone region; scored the episode using music library tracks, and I found a geophysicist and musician named Paolo Dell'Aversana, who makes music out of seismic sounds (which is how volcanologists often monitor volcanoes), and got the rights to use a few of his tracks in the episode.
From capturing bats in flight to making it rain indoors, National Geographic staff photographer Mark Thiessen shows us how he tackles challenging assignments—usually with creativity, curiosity and a lot of fun.
I produced this episode Overheard at National Geographic: I pre-interviewed Mark Thiessen and worked with him to record field tape on his assignments. I recorded the tape from the rain photoshoot. I drafted interview questions and cut the interview.
- Story Editing
- Sound Design
- Show Development
- Scrubbing and Audio Editing
- Logistics and Coordination
- Grant Writing
- Field Recording
- Fact Checking
- Rode N1-A microphone
- Shure SM58 microphone
- Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 interface
- Akai MPK midi keyboard
- Pro Tools
- RX 10 Standard
- Ozone 9 Advanced
- Adobe Creative Cloud software
- Audio Producer - Overheard at National Geographic podcast at National Geographic (4/2023)
- Host, Producer, Editor - Catalyzing Computing podcast at Computing Research Association (01/2022)