Elizabeth Meister

Elizabeth Meister

Independent Producer

Elizabeth Meister quit her job at the phone company to volunteer for public radio show This American Life in 1998, when she started their award-winning website in exchange for a chance to learn how to make radio documentaries. Since then, her income has shrunk, but she's managed to produce and/or report stories for NPR's All Things Considered and Morning Edition, and This American Life. She's a roadtripping photographer, muddy gardener, a seeker of good music, and a very proud board member of the Enchanted Highway Foundation.


Elizabeth Meister on KCRW

There's a mountain top in Vermont with hiking trails, wildflowers, a dog chapel and no leash law. It's a place called Dog Mountain.

Dog Mountain

There's a mountain top in Vermont with hiking trails, wildflowers, a dog chapel and no leash law. It's a place called Dog Mountain.

from UnFictional

A soldier returns from Afghanistan, happy to be back. He loves music and superhero Thor. But his parents see that he is haunted by something that happened in battle.

Nick's Story

A soldier returns from Afghanistan, happy to be back. He loves music and superhero Thor. But his parents see that he is haunted by something that happened in battle.

from UnFictional

A talented and articulate young jazz musician finds that for an "illegal," graduation marks a dead end. We follow his struggle to achieve his American dream.

American Dreamer: Sam's Story

A talented and articulate young jazz musician finds that for an "illegal," graduation marks a dead end. We follow his struggle to achieve his American dream.

from UnFictional

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