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Stephanie Tam

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Stephanie is an audio producer, researcher and writer, who combines an academic background in social sciences and policy with a love for international storytelling.
Member since 2021

Location

  • Norwich, United Kingdom

Portfolio

Languages

Conversational Cantonese, French, and Esperanto

Contact Stephanie

Stephanie is available for

I'm primarily available for consulting and editing, and especially interested in working on new fiction/narrative, diverse voices, and popular science podcasts. However, I'm curious about most things and always open to new opportunities, so please reach out if you have another collaboration in mind!

Primarily: Consulting, Editing, Research
Selectively: Reporting, Producing, Presenting/Hosting, Scripting/Writing
  • Editing
  • Producing
  • Recording
  • Reporting
  • Scripting
  • Voice
  • Writing
  • Other

About Stephanie

Stephanie Tam is an audio producer, researcher and writer. She has worked for various podcast shows and studios, including Freakonomics Radio, Radiolab, and Maeve in America, and WNYC Studios. She's also helped to produce new series for First Look Media, Theos Think Tank, the Centre for Effective Altruism, and NYT-bestselling author James Clear.

As a producer, she’s known for her ability to swiftly metabolize a wide range of interdisciplinary material and to craft compelling narratives around complex issues. Special research and reporting interests include psychology, immigration, behavioral economics, postcolonial politics, sociolinguistics, and medical history — but her omnivorous curiosity means those interests expand to just about anything, from the science of trees, the calculated risk of playing football, and the economics of altruism, to the quirky history of invented languages.

Before her adventures in audio, she pursued her love of storytelling and the social sciences through two master’s degrees in evidence-based social intervention and world literatures as a fully-funded Daniel M. Sachs Scholar at the University of Oxford; she also graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor's in English literature from Princeton University. Her writing has been published in various outlets, including The Believer, the Behavioral Scientist, and Slate. She has been interviewed about her reporting on language politics for KERA’s Think.

She is also working on a hybrid, fantastical novel about an immigrant family that spans three generations, two continents, and an ocean across which dreams were lost. Her literary agent is Clare Alexander.

Stephanie's Portfolio

Experience

Skills

  • Tape Syncs
  • Story Editing
  • Sound Design
  • Show Development
  • Research
  • Reporting
  • Producing
  • Mentoring
  • Interviewing
  • Hosting
  • Grant Writing
  • Field Recording
  • Fact Checking
  • Voiceover

Equipment

  • Stedman Microphone Pop Screen Filter
  • Glyph Blackbox Plus External Drive
  • Zoom H5 Recorder
  • Sennheiser MKE 600 Shotgun Mic
  • Acoustic Soundproofing Panels
  • Pro Tools
  • Rode NTG2 Shotgun Mic
  • Sony MDR7506 Headphones
  • Izotope RX 8
  • AudioHijack
  • Rycote Windjammer Shield + Deadcat Softie
  • Loopback
  • Pistol grip + shock mount

Previous Work

  • Senior Producer at James Clear LLC (2021-Present)
  • Producer at Freakonomics Radio (2016-2018)
  • Intern at Radiolab (2015-2016)
  • Consultant & Producer at Reading Our Times (Theos Think Tank) (2020)
  • Researcher at Dan Heath LLC (2019)
  • Consulting Editor at Behavioral Scientist (2021)
  • Founding Producer & Co-Host at Doing Good Better (Centre for Effective Altruism) (2016)
  • Founding Producer at Maeve in America (First Look Media) (2016-2017)