Radio & Podcasts
Ben Shapiro produces and edits radio and podcast documentaries that have received every major broadcast journalism award, including Peabody (2x), DuPont (2x), Sigma Delta Chi (2x), Third Coast Festival (5x), and Edward R. Murrow (2x). For 25 years has been a core member of Radio Diaries, editing and/or producing sound-rich audio documentaries heard on NPR's All Things Considered.
Shapiro got his start working on All Things Considered, and since has produced and edited many programs, series and stories for NPR, often covering arts, culture and history. He has also produced and edited for among others BBC, Stitcher, HBO, WBEZ, WUNC, Economist Magazine, Random House Audio, Audible, Harvard University, the American Historical Society, the National Holocaust Museum.
He produced the Economist's first podcast Year in Review, and edited Stitcher's first foray into long-form true crime, Stranglers (named a top 10 pod of the year by Atlantic magazine). In association with HBO, he produced Independent Minds, a series of hour-long historical audio documentaries ranging from from the Pacific theater of WW2, to the life of behaviorist Temple Grandin.
Shapiro has also collaborated on projects with many public radio stations including a multi-year series by WUNC reporting on health and poverty (duPont Award); WBEZ; Radio Rookies special Our 9/11 with Brooke Gladstone and editing The Next Big Thing among other projects with WNYC.
Shapiro has taught at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism for nearly two decades.