ABOUT

In a public radio world that turns a blind eye and blushing cheek to sex, we give you Audio Smut.  We are a show about your body, your heart, and your junk.  Every 2 weeks we deliver honest and emotionally engaging stories that read like a diary and sound like a dream.  Our mission is to educate and initiate public discourse about gender, sex, and relationships from a sex-positive, queer, and feminist perspective.  Our work portrays sexuality in a diverse and honest light.

The show was started in 2006 by a group of Montreal sex workers at McGill University’s CKUT 90.3 FM.  Over the years and over the shifts in collective members, Audio Smut is the podcast you are hearing now.  We air on CKUT the first Wednesday of the month, in addition to airing on BBOX Radio every first Sunday of the month.

We mostly make radio, but sometimes we do other things.  We use audio as the foundation for other art projects in the form of live events (radio parties), performances, and audio installations.  We teach community radio workshops and offer radio training in exchange for volunteer hours.  We always welcome new Producers and Contributors, so don’t hesitate to get in touch.

We are a dedicated group of Artists, Activists, Producers, Writers, and Designers.  We are Queer, we are Feminist, and we are Badass.  If you have any other questions about who we are and what we stand for, listen to the show.

 

KAITLIN PREST

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Kaitlin Prest is obsessed with radio. She is the Producer at The LIFE OF THE LAW podcast; and is a Creative Director of the RADIO CABARET, a performance-based variety show featuring live radio storytelling. Her freelance work has been broadcasted on NPR’s SNAP JUDGEMENT, Public Radio Exchange (PRX) REMIX, and RADIOPHONIC CREATION DAY. She was also the winner of the 2010 National Community Radio Association (NCRA) Award for Outstanding Achievement in Documentary.
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MITRA KABOLI

SENIOR PRODUCER

Mitra Kaboli is a freelance Multi-Media Producer at NOWHERE MAGAZINE, a journal of literary, travel musings; and an Engineer at WNYC. She has a BA with distinction from Montreal's Concordia University in Creative Writing, and her audio work has been featured on WBAI, Public Remix Exchange (PRX) REMIX, and NPR's SNAP JUDGEMENT.
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JEN NG

VISUAL ART DIRECTOR / EVENTS / CONTRIBUTING PRODUCER

Jen Ng splits her professional and personal time between art direction, smut-driven storytelling, and social justice work. Helping visual artists brand and market their portfolios during the day, in her free time, she does work in women’s advocacy and youth empowerment for LGBT communities and creative organizations. She’s styled and art directed photoshoots for BUST Magazine and (the late music + DIY culture quarterly) VENUS ZINE, taught Media Literacy Workshops through the WILLIE MAE ROCK CAMP FOR GIRLS, and does branding work for ELEMENTAL CARES.
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SHIRA BANNERMAN

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

Using the tools of radio and writing, Shira is interested in providing a means of self-expression and connecting people. She graduated from the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in 2008, interned for the national oral history project, STORYCORPS; and taught Media Literacy Workshops through the WILLIE MAE ROCK CAMP FOR GIRLS. Shira also volunteers as a writing tutor for COLLEGE SUMMIT and MINDS MATTER — two programs dedicated to preparing low-income students for college.

CONNIE K. HO

FUNDRAISING & GRANT WRITING

Connie K. Ho is a freelance writer, web producer and social media manager whose work has appeared in media outlets such as The Orange County Register, the Pacific Citizen, AOL Patch.com, MochiMag.com and RedOrbit.com. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a double major in English and International Studies as well as a minor in Spanish.

CONTRIBUTORS

Ashleyanne Krigbaum, Lina Misitzis, Rae Dooley, Julia Alsop, Candice Vallantin, Candice Cascanette, Erin Hudson, Sharona B, Audrey Quinn, Matthew Long-Middleton, Jordan Fletcher