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The RDR board comprises eminent audio documentary makers, podcast producers, broadcast industry professionals and academics from around the world. Their combined knowledge and expertise will help produce a model of assessment that truly ties together practice with theory. RDR emanates from the University of Wollongong, Australia. The canon of documentaries will be preserved with meta-data at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, rights permitting, and can be listened to online.


Assistant Prof Neil Verma (Northwestern University, US), EDITOR

A/Prof Siobhán McHugh (University of Wollongong, AUST), Founding Editor

Steve Ahern OAM (AUST) broadcast industry consultant and author

John Biewen (Duke University, US and Scene On Radio podcast)

A/Prof Michelle Boyd (formerly University of Illinois, US)

Prof Tim Crook (University of London and Birmingham City University, UK)

Sharon Davis (AUST) independent radio documentary maker, and multi-Walkley award winner

Prof David K Dunaway (University of New Mexico, US)

Alan Hall (UK) independent radio feature maker, and Prix Italia winner

Prof David Hendy (University of Sussex, UK)

A/Prof Mia Lindgren (Monash University, AUST)

Dr Virginia Madsen (Macquarie University, AUST)

Michelle Rayner (AUST) Executive Producer, ABC Radio National

Julie Shapiro (co-founder Third Coast International Audio Festival, US, and Executive Producer, Radiotopia podcast network, US)

Claudia Taranto (AUST) Executive Producer, ABC Radio National

Sarah Geis (US) audio producer and former Managing Director, Third Coast International Audio Festival

Jane Ulman (AUST), radio feature maker and multi-Prix Italia winner

Leslie Rosin, Commissioning Editor, Radio Features, WESTDEUTSCHER RUNDFUNK, WDR 3 Radio, Cologne, GERMANY

Anna Sekudewicz Rączaszek, Commissioning Editor, Radio Features, Polish Radio, Katowice, POLAND and Prix Italia winner

Irène Omélianenko, Commissioning Editor, Radio Features, France Culture, FRANCE

Prof Mark Neumann (Northern Arizona University, US)

Charlotte de Beauvoir (Associate Professor of Journalism, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia)


Steve Ahern

Alan Hall

A/Prof Mia Lindgren


Martin Feld



The RDR website will serve as a portal to exemplars of audio documentary and crafted podcasts, as both contemporary works and older. Hyperlinks to audio of reviewed works can be found within the review pdf and/or on the RadioDoc Review Soundcloud site.