Mickey Capper

Multimedia Journalist & Audio Producer

I've made podcasts for NPR, Slate, WBEZ, KCRW, Audible and others. I'm currently writing stories, shooting videos, and building interactives at the UC Berkeley School of Journalism. This is a selection of some of my work from over the years.

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Tape

My co-host Mooj Zadie and I interview the best producers, hosts, and reporters making radio today. I was also the technical director for the first two years of Tape Fest, an acclaimed live celebration of storytelling in Brooklyn.

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Sidewalks

An experiment in short, chaotic audio pieces featuring everything from kids hawking cookies at a lemonade stand to two minutes of teeth brushing.

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Tiny Cribs: Life in a Pocket House

A video for Oakland North about two Laney College football players who were facing homelessness until they were selected for a protoype program to provide them tiny houses. A collaboration with writer Wyatt Kroopf.

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Elmhurst Community Prep

A print feature for Oakland North about a middle school in East Oakland that managed to keep its teachers, despite the forces that keep teacher retention so low in similar schools.

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Consider the Grackles

An audio piece I produced, edited, and sound-designed for KCRW's podcast The Organist about a little metal band that just won't quit. A collaboration with writer Matthew Kassel. (Photo: Paul Somers)

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Working at the White House

A podcast mini-series featuring people talking about their day-to-day jobs in and around the Obama White House in its final year. A collaboration with writer Jacob Brogan.

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Can You Hear Us Now? No? Well, Here's Why

My first story for WBEZ's Curious City, the founding project of Hearken. I answered a listener's question about the mysteries of radio frequencies with a richly sound-designed story and interactive graphics.

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For Amusement Only

How pinball machines transcended its early illicit days of gambling and became a wholesome family activity. A collaboration with audio producer Katie Mingle.

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The Show About The Show About The Show

A ridiculously meta audio piece I produced, edited, and sound-designed for KCRW's podcast The Organist about Caveh Zahedi's "Show about the Show." A collaboration with audio producer Rachel James.

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The Genius Dialogues

An audio series I produced for Audible featuring interviews between MacArthur Foundation "Genius Grant" fellows and On The Media host Bob Garfield.