Sharon Mashihi is the creator of the serialized audio mindtrip Appearances (Mermaid Palace, Radiotopia), and its precursor, the audio documentary, Man Choubam, which aired on The Heart and Unficictional, and won the Third Coast Audio Festival Silver Prize.

Described as “a breakthrough for the podcast form,” Appearances was named a top podcast of the year by The New York Times, The Economist, Vulture, and The L.A. Podcast Review.  You can find press about Appearances here, here, and here.  You can also hear Sharon talk about the making of the series here.  And read about her creative process in general here and here.

Other audioworks by Sharon:  

Sharon was an editor on the podcasts The Heart, Bodies, and The Shadows.  She was the senior producer on The Ted Interview and Stranglers as well as a contributing producer on The New Yorker Radio Hour, Studio 360, and many others.

She has presented original performance works at The ICA in Richmond, VA, Roulette and The Bell House in Brooklyn, The Greene Space at WNYC, and Moogfest.  

Audio Installations:

Waterfall Moment for the ICA in Richmond, VA

The Bed Whisperers at On Air Fest

Sharon has given talks at The Third Coast International Audio Festival, Union Docs, The Gotham Film and Media Institute, and On Air Fest.  She also frequently talks to University students about finding their creative voice and telling narrative stories in audio.  

She has received grants, residencies, and fellowships from Yaddo, Macdowell, NYSCA, Monson Arts, and Ragdale. 

As a screenwriter, Sharon cowrote the film The Ticket and served as story editor on the films Thou Wast Mild & Lovely and Madeline’s Madeline.

Write to Sharon.  

*Photo Credit: Ted Roeder