I was 11 when I was first given a Roberts, and it sparked what would go on to be a hugely magical love affair. Radio’s been the constant in my life; an unchanging, unquestioning, dependable ear and reassuring voice.
Freelance podcast exec producer
I’m particular about the podcasts I produce. Given my curious nature, the content I devise, research, record and edit has to see me telling stories that will have a genuine impact on the lives of our listeners. It’s about coaxing out anecdotes and providing a platform for otherwise hushed stories to be heard, whilst using my own creative, empathetic, or witty storytelling skills to produce an exciting audio narrative.
Past and current projects include Fearne Cotton’s Happy Place, Will Young’s Homosapiens, Vanity Fair’s The Making Of, BBC Sounds’ The Reality Tea, Harper Collins’ Ideas Matter, Blinkist’s Checking In, The Speakmans’ Making The Change, The Richard and Judy Book Club, Talking Dogs with Graeme Hall, and I also devised a new podcast with London’s Air Ambulance to tell the tales of patients and families who have suffered unimaginable trauma.
Project Pleasure co-founder, producer & presenter
Project Pleasure is a multi-award winning podcast that aims to put the pleasure back into safe sex and healthy relationship education. Tackling subjects you should have been – but probably weren’t – taught at school, each episode my co-host and I get a Good Debriefing from industry experts, hear moving real-life stories in Pillow Talk, and cringe at each others’ pursuits of pleasure in Real Talk.
“Anouszka’s work on Project Pleasure smashes those rather British taboos surrounding sex, relationships and intimacy. She is currently making some of the most important and timely radio I’ve heard in ages and she makes it so blooming well.”
We won gold Best Sex & Relationships podcast at the 2019 British Podcast Awards! The judges said: “We loved the range of subject matters in this show… It’s the kind of show we want to send to every teenage girl in our lives, and wish we had when we were teenagers!”
We also won best new voice at the 2018 Audio Production Awards, and co-host Frankie and I are both on the Radio Academy’s 30 Under 30 list.
LBC producer & studio engineer
As a producer I kept my brain busy, Leading Britain’s Conversation by planning and researching political and current affairs topics and guests, as well as monitoring calls, texts and tweets to maintain the editorial direction of each show. My job as the station’s resident tech geek studio-op kept my heavily ring-clad fingers busy driving the desk, editing audio and controlling levels and timings with military precision.
“Anouszka is the perfect producer: pro-active, passionate about our show, and with great attention to detail. I’m always immensely impressed by her good humour and unflappability in our fast moving world of live radio, and value her advice and skills. Plus she’s great company.”
Mix96 breakfast show producer & tech-op
Starting as a breakfast show intern at Mix96, helping with everything from show prep and ideas generation to audio editing and podcast creating, I quickly went on to become a live event host and Mix’s studio tech-op during outside broadcasts. I’ve encountered every technical problem a comrex system could possibly have and have thus learnt approximately 93 different ways of getting a presenter’s voice to air as a result.
For Mix96’s 20th birthday party I blew up well over 100 balloons, which would induce serious levels of light-headedness at the best of times, let alone at 6am. If this doesn’t demonstrate my dedication to the audio industry I’m not entirely sure what will.
“Anouszka well and truly out lived her work placement of 6 months with us here at Mix96 – partly because she is utterly brilliant but also because she wouldn’t get the hint to leave…
She was a wonderful asset to have supporting our Breakfast team and went above and beyond each week that she worked with us. In her spare time she learnt how to tech-op at our studios and was frequently asked to drive the desk for our OBs, and was even known to tech-op a breakfast show, go home for a quick kip and return to take care of drive time without a flicker of an eye.
Anouszka is fast working, has attention to detail and compliments these qualities with a wardrobe collection that I can only liken to that of Narnia. A different outfit every time I see her – it really is something else!
An organised, determined and outgoing young lady, she’s a pleasure to work with.”
Mix96 political correspondent
On the day of the 2015 general election I learnt that even politicians are humans – they too need copious cups of coffee and cans of Red Bull to make it through the tense early hours of election night. All of us chatty thanks to caffeine, I pre-recorded sound bites and longer interviews with each of the Aylesbury and Buckingham candidates, as well as reporting live back to the Mix96 breakfast show.
Anouszka & Kush's London A-Z Postcard Podcast producer & presenter
My own entrepreneurial endeavour, I researched, produced, presented and edited a fortnightly podcast that saw myself and my co-host exploring London’s unknown, unusual and unequivocally infamous places before reporting back to our listeners much like a postcard in audio form.
Point Blank radio production qualification
Training at Point Blank Music School and being challenged on the technical production side of radio ignited a real fire in me. Now nothing gets my heart racing like numerous desk faders, an intricate waveform, and playing around with panning.
Summit Radio producer and cover presenter
Fresh out of uni I spotted an ad for a job with a new English speaking station in the French Alps. It was essentially asking if someone would be ok with being paid to talk and ski. A big powder junkie, I pondered the idea for approximately four seconds before arriving at the conclusion that yes, I’d probably be alright with doing that job.
“Anouszka sets a high standard in the world of journalism, both in terms of her eloquent and apt writing style, as well as her witty and distinct presenting style. When reading her work, the words spring off the page, while her voice carries flare when behind a microphone. Anouszka is able to engage with any topic, while always staying true to the Tate-angle, putting her own spin on the issue.”
BBC West Midlands on air contributor
Every now and again I’d get a call from the BBC WM team asking me to come on air as a voice of style authority to discuss the merits, or lack thereof, of current trends. A particular favourite was sitting curled up in my OnePiece on New Years Eve trying to convince the West Midlands that said attire is not in fact just a giant baby-grow.
XpressionFM presenter & producer
Finding time to produce and present a breakfast show on Exeter’s student radio station in between studying for a degree and trying to maintain some semblance of a social life was a testing task. Realistically I was only doing the degree and socialising in order to have witty anecdotes to tell on air.
BBC Three Counties production intern
My first time inside a real life radio studio, at BBC Three Counties I was tasked with editing audio, nattering with callers before putting them to air, and developing an excellent receptionist voice.
Working with me in radio, the only obstacle you might stumble upon is struggling to pronounce my name for the end credits*. But if that’s the only negative you come away with I would suggest that’s a relatively good day at the office, so if you fancy a chat drop me a line here.
*seriously, a number of my presenters have struggled to get their tongues around ‘producer Anouszka’, all independently coming out with ‘produshka’…