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Steve Lickteig

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Member since 2020


  • Washington, DC
  • Business
  • Editing
  • Producing
  • Reporting
  • Scripting
  • Writing
  • Other
  • Teaching

About Steve

Owner of Small Good Thing Media, a full-service podcast production company and consultancy.

Previously, I was the  executive producer of podcasts and audio for NBC NEWS and MSNBC.

Before that, I ran the SLATE PODCAST NETWORK, overseeing 25 shows including several I helped to create: Hit Parade, The Secret History of the Future and Slate’s daily news podcast, What Next.

Prior to Slate, I was EP of NPR’s Weekend All Things Considered. My team covered breaking news, politics and culture for more than 4 million listeners each week.

I started at NPR in 1997 as an overnight production assistant and went on to work for every show produced by NPR News.

I also spent five years at Sirius XM as EP of The Bob Edwards Show.


I’ve worked as a reporter, producer and anchor at several commercial and public radio stations around the country. I began my audio career as a DJ at KOFO-AM in Ottawa, KS spinning (literally) the country hits.

In 2011, my documentary film, OPEN SECRET, had its world premiere at the Hot Docs film festival in Toronto and was broadcast in six countries, including the U.S. on Al Jazeera America. And I assistant directed WAITING FOR HOCKNEY, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.

I was raised on a Kansas farm and now live in Washington D.C. with my WIFE and two sons.

And a long time ago I was a United States Marine.



  • Voice Coaching
  • Story Editing
  • Show Development
  • Reporting
  • Producing
  • Mentoring
  • Logistics and Coordination
  • Interviewing
  • Field Producing
  • Budgeting
  • Voiceover

Previous Work

  • Executive Producer, podcasts and audio at NBC News and MSNBC (October 2020)