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Maria Wurttele

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I'm down to earth and passionate. Curiosity about the human condition is what ultimately drove me to become a producer.
Member since 2022


  • Richmond, VA



English, Spanish

Maria is available for

I'm looking for producer roles in both public radio and podcasts. I've covered pop culture, mental health, and tech. I would also be open to working on fiction and politics.
  • Fact Checking
  • Editing
  • Engineering
  • Producing
  • Scripting
  • Writing

About Maria

I'm currently freelancing at American Public Media. I'm an associate producer for APM's mental health initiative, Call to Mind. It's a monthly long form public radio special.

I majored in Sound Design at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. I worked professionally in regional theatre as an audio engineer and sound designer before pursuing journalism. Since then, I've produced, edited, managed, consulted, and engineered on multiple podcasts and public radio features.

I predominantly produce interview shows, but also enjoy roles in production management, show development, research/fact checking, and mix/mastering.

I have a passion for storytelling, which is what drew me to this field.

I enjoy covering pop culture, politics, tech, healthcare and mental health. I've also worked on fiction podcasts that implement multiple actors, heavy sound design and scoring.

I am also a huge movie nerd and would love to produce shows in the film or tv landscape. 



  • Mixing
  • Story Editing
  • Sound Design
  • Show Development
  • Scrubbing and Audio Editing
  • Research
  • Producing
  • Logistics and Coordination
  • Fact Checking
  • Audio Engineering


  • Pro Tools
  • Adobe Audition
  • Zoom H4N

Previous Work

  • Associate Producer at American Public Media
  • Senior Production Coordinator at Ten Percent Happier (June 2022)
  • Production Coordinator at Note to Self (April 2020)
  • Production Coordinator at ZigZag Podcast (April 2020)
  • Senior Producer at She's All Fat Podcast (July 2020)
  • Freelance Producer at Girl Tales Podcast
  • Audio Instructor at 88.5 WFDD (August 2017)