Mitra Kaboli
Multimedia Artist and Podcaster
Brooklyn, NY
2019 USA Fellow

This award was generously supported by the Ford Foundation.

Mitra Kaboli is an audio producer, sound designer, and multimedia artist who has been working professionally in radio and podcasting since 2012. Her award-winning work has been featured on ESPN’s Dunkumentaries, NPR’s Latino USA, Making Contact, WNYC’s Death, Sex & Money, and Audible Productions. Much of her work focuses on the experiences of women, the queer community, and people of color living in America and Canada with a signature emphasis on intimacy and emotion. She was the senior producer of the award-winning podcast, The Heart, which was the primary outlet for most of her work. Kaboli’s work also lives beyond our earbuds. She has produced and directed live performances and audio-based installations. In 2016, The Heart took home the Gold Award for Best Documentary at the 2016 International Third Coast Awards. In 2017, The Heart was a Peabody Finalist. Currently, Kaboli is expanding her documentary repertoire as a producer and sound designer for ESPN’s 30 for 30 podcast.

Portrait photo by Eleanor Petry.