Hi, I'm Jon Earle, a writer and radio producer in New York City.
"One Shared House," a multimedia story about a radical cohousing development in 1980s Amsterdam. (Produced by the talented and prolific Anton & Irene. I co-wrote, recorded and mixed the voiceover.)
"Better Playgrounds, Better People" (for KINDER journal) — a look at Japanese-American sculptor Isamu Noguchi's pioneering efforts to build adventure playgrounds in New York City.
Coming soon …
I was contestant on Season 2, Episode 1 of Tell Me Something I Don't Know, a game-show podcast from Stephen Dubner and The New York Times, where I got to say "khuy" (cock) and many other dirty Russian words. Look for it wherever you get your podcasts.
I produce audio stories that are punchy, whimsical, and unconventional. I won Best New Artist (with Emma Wiseman) at the 2016 Sarah Awards for “Quadraturin,” an original work of audio fiction. I'm a two-time finalist in KCRW’s 24-Hour Radio Race and the recipient of the competition’s UnFictional Award (with Mark Bramhill) for “The Diva Sheep.” My work has aired on KCRW, WCAI, NHPR, the Serendipity podcast, and PRX Remix.
I help foreign media cover Russia. I was a translator/fixer/researcher on several stories by HBO’s “Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel,” including “Putin’s Olympics,” which was nominated for a Sports Emmy. During the Winter Olympics in Sochi, I was one of two Russia experts on NBC’s research team. In addition to writing 300+ bylined stories for The Moscow Times, where I was a reporter for several years, I also published pieces about dead Romanovs and Soviet hockey in The Wall Street Journal.
I write tight, compelling copy for companies and individuals that have something to say. I’ve written walking tours of New York City, press releases for a graphics studio, catchy copy for a drug-delivery app, a magazine op-ed, a report for a trade group, and several corporate websites.
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→Some flash fiction I wrote.