Tony is available forMost of my time day-to-day is taken up by my work at Lemonada Media, but I'm open to side projects, too. I get particularly excited about sound design, music composition, trailer creation, and field production/tape sync gigs.
As an audio producer, I came of age making beats in my parents’ basement. My background in music has led to a natural flair for editing, mixing, and arrangement, and they've been incredibly useful as I've worked on everything from audiobooks to investigative audio documentaries.
My most recent project was the #1 show on Apple Podcasts, Lemonada Media's Blind Plea. I came on as an Associate Producer, but my skill level meant that I often take on Producer-level work as well. For example, I wrote and produced the trailer for the show, which helped it hit #1 within 4 days of launch. After the show ended, I was brought on a permanent full-time employee - these days I'm working on a variety of yet-to-be-announced shows.
I've also produced three shows start-to-finish:
- Murderhobos, a biography podcast looking at historical men-at-arms and their conceptions of masculinity.
- What’s Good Man? a podcast on the search for healthy masculinity with national poetry slam winner Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre
- Enough Is Enough: A 150 Year Performance Review Of The Minneapolis Police Department, an project by Minneapolis activist collective MPD150
Along the way, I've produced freelance work for a variety of clients, including Audible, Crooked Media, and KFAI, among others. I've worked as a researcher, a writer, an engineer, and a post-production specialist. I graduated from the SALT Institute for Documentary Studies in December 2022 after deciding to further my knowledge of documentary ethics and story structure.
In 2020, a mysterious Hawaiian business donated $150,000 to a Super PAC in Maine. The story of who was behind it, and why they sent so much money across the country, takes us down a long and winding road, full of corrupt defense contractors and political dark money. Tony Williams lays out the case, from the donation to the arrests.
Final project for the SALT Institute for Documentary Studies.
Won a Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists award - third place for audio feature reporting.
If you believe everything you read on the internet, Mankato has one of the biggest hot spring complexes in the world. Only one problem: they aren’t actually there. This rumor was started in the 1990s by Minnesota State University, Mankato Professor Don Descy as a way to teach students about misinformation on the then-burgeoning internet. He created a very real page on city-mankato.us boasting a very fake 17.5 acres of hot springs. The site persists today, and it continues to fool unsuspecting visitors.
Produced for KFAI's MinneCulture.
Freelance Producer for the #1 podcast in the country.
- Wrote and produced the trailer for the show, helping it hit the top spot on Apple Podcasts four days after launch.
- Wrote and co-produced Episode 8 of the show
- Produced Episode 11 of the show
- Associate Producer on all other episodes
- Participated in story editing meetings
- Dialogue editing and session management in Descript and ProTools
- Original legal reporting
- Tape Syncs
- Story Editing
- Sound Design
- Show Development
- Scrubbing and Audio Editing
- Grant Writing
- Field Recording
- Field Producing
- Audio Engineering
- Zoom H5
- RODE NTG-2 shotgun mic
- AKG P220 large diaphragm condenser mic
- Sony ECM-LV1 lavalier mic
- Community Organizer at Racial Justice, Gender Justice, Workers' Rights