Rob Sachs

Rob Sachs

Independent Producer

Before becoming an author Rob Sachs began his career at NPR working for programs such as Morning Edition and All Things Considered. He has produced interviews with guests ranging from Bono to Bill Clinton and has filed a number of reports on bands such as Franz Ferdinand, Journey, and Rilo Kiley.  He created the NPR podcast What Would Rob Do?: An Irreverent Guide to Life’s Daily Indignities in the spring of 2006. The podcast was the inspiration for his book, published by John Wiley & Sons in May of 2010.


Rob Sachs on KCRW

As long as you’ve got connections you can get whatever you need; a job at the White House, some help on Shabbos, or a joint from an Amsterdam cafe.

Friends in High Places

As long as you’ve got connections you can get whatever you need; a job at the White House, some help on Shabbos, or a joint from an Amsterdam cafe.

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Stories with thoughts of the Olympics in the background.

Not the Olympics

Stories with thoughts of the Olympics in the background.

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Stories of rescuers and the people they rescue....

We Come to Someone's Worst Day

Stories of rescuers and the people they rescue....

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