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Laura Davis

As a lifelong fiction writer and trained singer, Laura approaches her audio with a storyteller's intuition for narrative and a musician's ear for editing. Her podcast brings together strong writing and a warm and authentic voice.
Member since 2020


  • Oakland, CA


Contact Laura

  • Producing
  • Recording
  • Voice
  • Writing

About Laura

As the producer, writer, and host of Shelter in Place, Laura wrote 100 carefully crafted and highly produced episodes six days a week in just 4 months, connecting her personal experience of life in a pandemic with three young kids to timely events and timeless questions. Ultimately Shelter in Place is about grappling with the big questions in life, and changing society by first changing ourselves. A Fulbright scholar, Laura also won the Poets & Writers Exchange Award, earned Pushcart Prize and Best New American Voices nominations for fiction, and was a finalist for WNYC’s podcast accelerator. In previous lives, she was a running coach, a cappella singer, and scholarship athlete. She's been featured in interviews with Emerging Form and Out There. Laura's writing has often intertwined with nonprofit work. She writes for Micro Business Mentors, a nonprofit providing entrepreneurial loans and training in developing countries. As a Fulbright scholar to the Philippines in 2010, Laura spent a year working with sex trafficking survivors, whose courage in the face of corrosive injustice inspired her novel, which won the 2013 California Writers Exchange Award. In college and grad school, Laura studied writing with Elmaz Abinader, Daniel Alarcón, Anthony Doerr, Yiyun Li, Victor LaValle, and Micheline Aharonian Marcom. Laura has earned a Kimmel-Harding Nelson residency, won two Ardella Mills prizes for fiction, and has been nominated for two Pushcart prizes, Best New American Voices, and Glimmer Train’s Honorable Mention for New Writers.

Laura's Portfolio



  • Hosting
  • Interviewing
  • Mixing
  • Producing
  • Research
  • Story Editing
  • Tape Syncs
  • Voiceover


  • Logic Pro X
  • Home Studio
  • Blue Yeti microphones