Liza Yeager is a radio producer and writer. Her work is informed by archives, landscapes, oral history, polyphonic storytelling, and everyday sounds.
Liza’s audio documentaries have aired on BBC’s Short Cuts, Invisibilia, 99 Percent Invisible, WNYC’s Nancy, Planet Money, BirdNote, and Latino USA, among other outlets. Her story Tell Me How You Love, a print piece built from dozens of testimony-style interviews, was Orion Magazine‘s Winter 2023 cover story.
Liza is the co-editor of The Dig Presents, an experimental audio series from The Dig and Jacobin Magazine. In 2020, Liza created and co-edited Antibody, another short-run audio series from The Dig, which was a finalist for a Third Coast Best Documentary award.
An independent editor and sound designer, Liza has worked with New York Magazine, Invisibilia, Radiolab, NPR’s Story Lab, All Things Considered, Planet Money, and many other outlets to produce and develop sound-rich, formally innovative radio documentaries. (For a complete list of Liza’s client work, click here.)
Liza has spoken about and taught radio in a variety of settings, including at the Third Coast International Audio Festival, the King School Museum of Contemporary Art, The Public Radio & WBRU’s WAVs Conference, Brown University, the Rhode Island School of Design, and the University of Chicago. Her work has been supported through residencies at Monson Arts and Art Farm Nebraska, as well as with scholarships from the Penland School of Craft.
Liza grew up in Oregon and holds a B.A. in American Studies from Brown University. She is also an alum of Oral History Summer School‘s intensive training course.