I’m a Pakistani-American podcast host and producer. I make shows at KPCC in Los Angeles, where I produced The Big One: Your Survival Guide, called “riveting” and “strangely reassuring” by The New Yorker. It also convinced some famous people to get their earthquake kits together.
In 2017, I created Beginner, an autobiographical series about learning to belong as an immigrant in America. Beginner, top 200 on Apple Podcasts, was featured on NPR and WIRED. The Guardian’s Rowan Slaney said it brought her week “oodles of joy.”
Right now, I’m mid-production on my next show, “Tell Them, I Am,” which drops May 6. I’m also making jokes on McSweeney’s and writing serious things for the Wall Street Journal.
I got my Masters in Journalism at Northwestern University, where I hugged Michelle Obama. I know, AMAZING!
If you want to make podcasts, I wrote How To Make a Podcast for you. Read an excerpt on Los Angeles Times’ Podcast Review.
If you want me to produce, host or send me gifts*, you should email Ben Davis firstname.lastname@example.org & Travis Dunlap email@example.com.
*You read that correctly. Gifts, not GIFS.