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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. She also offers consulting and editorial services for exciting new podcasts.
Member since 2021


  • Norwich, United Kingdom



Conversational Cantonese, French, and Esperanto

Contact Stephanie

Stephanie is available for

At the moment, I'm primarily available for audio 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 special 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 has over seven years of audio experience and has worked for various podcast/radio shows and studios, including Freakonomics Radio, Radiolab, and WNYC Studios/New York Public Radio. As a consultant and editor, she's developed production strategy, editorial structure, and pilot episode/templates for new podcast series for First Look Media, Theos Think Tank, the Centre for Effective Altruism, and NYT-bestselling author James Clear.

As a producer, researcher and writer, 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. She has been interviewed about her reporting on language politics for KERA’s Think (on NPR).

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 research has been published by the academic publisher Brill and in top social policy journal Trauma, Violence, & Abuse

Her writing has been published in various outlets, including The Believer, The Behavioral Scientist, and Slate, and she's been shortlisted for the Fitzcarraldo Editions/Mahler & LeWitt Studios Essay Prize. Her literary agent is Clare Alexander.

Stephanie's Portfolio



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


  • 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 (2021-2022)
  • 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)