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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 storyteller from Chicago, IL and a 2021 AIR New Voices Scholar. She graduatedĀ from the University of Illinois in 2019, after which she worked as an independent podcaster and political organizer. Her podcast, Model Minority: Uniquely American, has won two awards and been featured in Inside National Geographic, the University of Illinois and at the University of California - Berkeley. She is working to uplift Asian, African and Middle Eastern stories through her work, while also using podcasting as a medium for educating and inspiring 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)