Hello and welcome to my site. I am an audio journalist, documentary maker, radio producer and the co-founder of Tempo & Talker.
l am also the regular co-host of The Guardian Masterclass, How to Create a Successful Podcast.
I have nearly 20 years experience creating audio documentaries and long form content for the BBC, The Economist, The RSA and many other major media outlets, renowned institutions and established brands.
I’ve produced podcast series for some of the biggest bands to come out of the UK, including Pink Floyd, Oasis, and Joy Division/New Order.
I’ve been sent on some amazing assignments down the years, meeting such fascinating figures as Jagari Chanda, Zambia’s first ever rock star and incredible people such as these Syrians, or this courageous Irish woman.
For several years I produced Radio 4’s Film Programme, reporting from film festivals around the world, from Cannes to Toronto, and made fun docs on everything from the cinema of 1971 to The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp. I once spent an afternoon in Woody Allen’s private screening room in Manhattan. He seemed very tired.
Thanks for taking the time to read about my work. If you are thinking about starting a podcast, want to find out more about radio journalism, or keen to understand the nuts and bolts of audio production please head over to my production company’s site Tempo & Talker and drop me a line.
Craig Templeton Smith