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JP Davidson

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  • Username: jpdavidson
  • Independent Producer
  • Role: Producer/Reporter: Independent
  • Day: 416-857-7376
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Digging for Disco (04:30)
From: JP Davidson

Music genres come and go, but it seems that the reports of disco’s death have been greatly exaggerated. That is at least according to a couple of enterprising DJs turned ...
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Veterinarian Heal Thyself (05:02)
From: JP Davidson

A trip to the veterinary clinic can strike fear into even bravest cat, dog, gerbil, or rabbit. And let’s not forget the owner, struggling to wrangle Rover into the car. There ...
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Pumpkin Chuckin' (05:10)
From: JP Davidson

Pumpkins are baked into pies, turned into soup, and carved into jack-o-lanterns. But there's another use for these autumnal gourds - they're the key ingredient in a sport, of ...

About Me

I make radio for CBC and NPR. My stories and interviews have been heard on Spark, Metro Morning, The Current, DNTO, On The Media, State of the Re:Union, and more.

Seeking out immersive sound, and great stories. My mic has captured knitting inmates, Alzheimer’s sufferers, calypso queens, literary speed daters, internet wage-slaves, and media moguls. I always work to tease out narrative, emotion, and humour.

This audio obsession started with podcasting. My show, I Like You, features peoples’ personal stories about the trials of online dating, living with HIV, decades long crushes, bathhouse hookups, and growing old together. It’s been downloaded over 250,000 times.

Radio people are my kind of people. That’s why I founded the Canadian Sound & Story Workshop. We teach classes, hold events, and generally share the radio love around.

More information and work samples are available at jpdavidson.ca

My Groups:
Favorite Shows: Age of Persuasion, Wiretap, Quirks & Quarks, White Coat Black Art, On the Media, Fresh Air, This American Life, Radio Lab, State of the Re:Union, DNTO, Spark, As It Happens, The Current, Ideas, The Vinyl Cafe
Influences: Rob Rosenthal, Jay Allison, Viki Merrick, Samantha Broun, Lori Ann Brass, Erin Cisewski, JP Davidson, Joni Glazebrook, Sarah Harris. Whitney Jones, Katie Klocksin, Mary Helen Miller, Joel Supple, Ira Glass

Work Experience

Freelance Recordist & Editor at Audio Digest Foundation,  December 2012 - Present
Recording and editing medical lectures for physician education. (part-time)

Freelance Audio Producer at JP Davidson Media (self-employed),  March 2012 - Present
Public radio, podcast, and other audio production.

Previously Aired On

CBC: Spark, DNTO, The Current, Metro Morning, Here & Now. WNYC's On The Media. Greenpeace Canada podcast.

Education

Transom Story Workshop, Certificate, 2011

York University, B.A. in Urban Studies, 2006

George Brown College, Chef Training Certificate, 2002

Awards

Additional Information

Affiliations:  AIR
Other Web sites: http://soundstory.ca