Pineapple Street Media is a new kind of podcast company. We produce shows with partners, including The New York Times, Hillary Clinton, Lena Dunham, and Google. We also produce inventive, award-winning original shows, including the surprise hit Missing Richard Simmons and the sweeping documentary series Heaven’s Gate. We create high-quality content tailored to a diversity of ideas, interests, and identities, striving to make moving, thoughtful, and creative audio for all people in all genres. Bonus: almost all of our shows have premiered on the iTunes top 10, with half of them hitting the number one spot. Our shows have reached more than 50 million listeners since we opened in June 2016. Pineapple’s philosophy is stay small, hire the very best people in the business, and make interesting and unique content. We’ve plucked our team from NPR, This American Life, BuzzFeed, and The New York Times, and it is their expertise and passion that gives our work its unique quality and competitive edge.

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Jenna Weiss-Berman
Jenna is the co-founder of Pineapple Street Media. After almost a decade working in public radio on such shows as The Moth and StoryCorps, Jenna started the podcast department at BuzzFeed and created Another Round and Women of the Hour with Lena Dunham. She currently sits on the advisory board of The Moth. 


Max Linsky
Max is the co-founder of Pineapple Street Media. Max co-hosted With Her with Hillary Clinton, Pineapple Street's first show. He is a co-founder of Longform and a co-host of the Longform Podcast


Emily Becker
Emily is the managing editor of Pineapple Street Media. Emily has been with Pineapple since the beginning as a freelance jack-of-all trades and occasional producer. She is Pineapple's shortest employee.


Chris Berube
Chris Berube makes audio things. He recently hosted an episode of 30 for 30 (ESPN) and is producing Stay Tuned with Preet (WNYC). He's also made stuff for Slate Magazine, CBC Radio One, Radiolab, Bullseye, The New York Times and The Walrus Magazine.


Leila Day
Leila Day is an award winning producer and co-creator of The Stoop Podcast: Stories about blackness that aren't talked about enough. She was a reporter and editor at NPR affiliate KALW and most recently served as editor at Al Jazeera's podcast network, Jetty. Her work has aired on national radio and on various podcasts. Leila's taught audio storytelling inside San Quentin State Prison, and at the Transom Storytelling workshop. She's written and spoken extensively about reporting on communities you aren't from and telling stories in your authentic voice. She loves playing with sound and texture; creating those transportive moments when listeners feel like they're inside of a story.


Bari Finkel
Bari produces Women Of The Hour and Unhappy Hour with Matt Bellassai. During her freelance years, she worked with Radiolab, The Brian Lehrer Show, More Perfect, Panoply, and BuzzFeed. 


Josh Gwynn
Josh is an associate podcast producer at Pineapple Street Media. He produces Never/Before with Janet Mock and Unhappy Hour with Matt Bellassai. A native Californian, he is an Emory and New School Alum.


Jess Hackel

Jess is an associate producer at Pineapple Street Media. Before joining Pineapple Street, Jess worked on the HBO series High Maintenance.


Courtney Harrell

Courtney is an associate producer at Pineapple Street Media. Before joining Pineapple Street, Courtney was a print reporter, production assistant at Pittsburgh's NPR affiliate, and editor of multiple podcasts, including the Longform Podcast. She will soon have an MFA from the University of Pittsburgh. 


Ann Heppermann
Ann is a producer with Pineapple Street. Bitch Magazine has called her “ a sort of goddess of podcasting.” She is a Peabody award winning producer who has reported and produced forThis American Life, Radiolab, 99% Invisible, Slate, and many other shows. In 2011, she was named a United States Artist Rockefeller Fellow for her decades long innovative work. She's also founder of The Sarah Awards and host of Serendipity, a fiction podcast. 


Eleanor Kagan
Eleanor is a senior producer at Pineapple Street Media. Eleanor is a producer and storyteller who strives to build communities with her work whether it be through podcasts, innovative audio, or live events. Prior to joining Pineapple Street Media, she was BuzzFeed's Director of Audio and spearheaded several critically-acclaimed podcasts, including Another Round and See Something Say Something. She’s produced more than 100 live events across three countries, and worked for NPR’s Ask Me Another, NPR Music, and WFUV. Eleanor is a curious human and always wants you to tell her more.


Joel Lovell
Joel is the executive editor at Pineapple Street Media. Before joining Pineapple Street, Joel served as Deputy Editor of the New York Times Magazine and Executive Editor of This American Life. He worked on Serial, Missing Richard Simmons, and S-Town.



Jonathan Menjivar
Jonathan Menjivar is a senior producer at Pineapple Street Media. He spent nearly 8 years reporting and producing stories for the public radio show This American Life and also served as the show’s Music Supervisor. Before that, he was a producer for Fresh Air with Terry Gross where he used to cut tape with a razor blade.


Henry Molofsky
Henry produces The New York Times' culture show Still Processing, and produced Missing Richard Simmons. Before Pineapple Street, he was a staff producer at Panoply, and has previously worked with WNYC, Karina Longworth, and Maximum Fun. 


Puddy the Pup
Puddy is Pineapple's most senior employee, with years of experience in radio and paw-dcast production.


Mr. Carter
Mr. Carter is Pineapple's closer. A legend of the business world, Mr. Carter will stop at nothing to seal the deal.