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Noor Al-Samarrai

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Member since 2019


  • Berkeley, CA



  • Business
  • Fact Checking
  • Editing
  • Music
  • Producing
  • Recording
  • Reporting
  • Scripting
  • Voice
  • Writing
  • Other
  • Teaching

About Noor

I am a documentary poet, oral historian, and freelance audio producer based in Berkeley, California. I'm interested in the confluence between space and memory, and in intimacy of audio storytelling, as listeners allow a new voice into their ears. I graduated from the Transom Traveling Workshop in Detroit in December 2019, and have been working since then on production for podcasts including Your Undivided Attention, Babel: Translating the Middle East, and for clients like Marvel and Bay Crossings. I've worked as a researcher, fact checker, producer, booker, editor, sound designer, and tape syncher. From 2016-2017. I was based in Amman, Jordan collecting oral histories with Iraqis in diaspora through a Fulbright Fellowship. In 2018, I was an Atlas Obscura Editorial Fellow in Brooklyn, NY. I am fluent in Arabic, and have experience working with a variety of communities.
Reach out to me at: [email protected]

Noor's Portfolio



  • Voice Coaching
  • Translation
  • Tape Syncs
  • Story Editing
  • Research
  • Producing
  • Interviewing
  • Grant Writing
  • Field Recording
  • Field Producing
  • Fact Checking
  • Booking


  • Zoom H6 recorder
  • Beyerdynamic M58
  • Hindenburg Journalist
  • Adobe Audition