The Recollective is Carl, Nina, Chaela, Whitney and Jeremy. We partner with nonprofit organizations and NPR partner stations to develop original content for broadcast, engagement, and community building purposes. Our first project in 2010 was a musical portrait of Buffalo, NY in partnership with WBFO 88.7 FM. Since then we’ve taught audio storytelling to high school athletes in Texas and Michigan, created a multimedia advocacy campaign on the healthcare debate, and produced a radio documentary for Kansas Public Radio about an environmental ghost town.

Our work has been featured on Digg, Huffington Post, New York Magazine, NPR,, PRI’s The World and Youth Radio. Got a story or idea? Then get in touch! We’re always looking to collaborate.

We are:
Carl Scott: Audio producer at The Players Tribune and writer/producer for WNYC’s and WQXR New York’s musical biography series, “Still Swinging, Still Classic.”

Nina Porzucki: Senior producer for the Boston-based BBC Radio program, PRI’s The World and co-host of The World in Words podcast.

Chaela Herridge Meyer: Audio producer and photographer working with organizations in the U.S. and abroad to document the impact of healthcare, resettlement, and trade on local communities.

Whitney Henry-Lester: Documentary audio producer and story editor.  Recent podcast projects include KUOW’s How’s Your Day?, Second Wave, and the 2017 Peabody-nominated How to Be a Girl.

Jeremy Helton: Freelance writer, producer and strategic marketing professional with expertise guiding content development and multi-platform campaigns within the broadcast media industry.