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Nidhi Shastri

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Audio Storyteller | Creator - Model Minority: Uniquely American | Researcher and Writer | AIR NewVoices '21 | Sharing POC stories as diverse and beautiful as our people
Member since 2021


  • Chicago, IL



Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati

Contact Nidhi

Nidhi is available for

Looking for opportunities to help produce, write and research for podcast shows
  • Business
  • Fact Checking
  • Editing
  • Producing
  • Reporting
  • Scripting
  • Voice
  • Writing
  • Teaching

About Nidhi

Nidhi Shastri is an audio producer based in Chicago. In 2020, she independently launched “Model Minority: Uniquely American,” a podcast dedicated to Asian, African and Middle Eastern immigrant stories. Previously, she worked as a grassroots organizer advocating for healthcare access for underrepresented communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. She is a 2021 AIR Media New Voices Scholar, and a 2023 NPR & WBEZ NextGenRadio Fellow. Currently, she works as a producer helping to amplify Black voices on Illinois Soul at Illinois Public Media. Her passion lies in shedding a light on immigrant stories and using audio as a means for educating and enacting social change.

Nidhi's Portfolio



  • Translation
  • Social Media
  • Show Development
  • Scrubbing and Audio Editing
  • Research
  • Reporting
  • Producing
  • Interviewing
  • Hosting
  • Field Producing
  • Fact Checking
  • Booking
  • Voiceover

Previous Work

  • Associate Producer at Narratively Inc. (Freelance )
  • AIR New Voices '21 at AIR (2021)
  • Fact-Checker, Researcher, and Script Writing Assistance at Underknown Media (2022)