Misha is a Pakistani-American radio maker. She lives in Los Angeles and makes podcasts at KPCC, the NPR station there. In 2017, she created Beginner, a series about learning to belong as an immigrant in America. Beginner was featured on the homepage of Apple Podcasts, as one of Spotify's "Buzzworthy Podcasts," on NPR, in WIRED, and The Guardian. It also reached the top 50 society & culture and the top 200 shows on Apple Podcasts.
Along with Beginner, she produced Salt to Taste for Panna Cooking and piloted the University of Chicago's Capitalisn't with the episode, "What is College Good For?" Misha's byline appears in USNews, on NPR, and in the Wall Street Journal.
If you’re new to podcasts, Misha created How To Make a Podcast for you, a one-stop shop about the craft and industry. Los Angeles Times’ Podcast Review featured an excerpt from the guide.
She’s currently producing ‘The Big One,’ a KPCC show about the big earthquake predicted for LA.
Misha got her Masters in Journalism at Northwestern University, where she was a White House Correspondents’ Association scholar. When she's not making podcasts, Misha writes funny things for McSweeney’s and guest lectures at USC Annenberg.