I’m a sound designer, mix engineer and artist. My work explores how sound is used to create social and political meaning. I’m fascinated by the interaction between sound and storytelling; how sound can build immersive worlds and create space for reflection and critical thinking.

I’ve sound designed and mix engineered podcast series for Audible, Wondery, TED Audio Collective and Radiotopia. I’ve also worked as a producer, co-creating and executive producing Bad Taste for SBS, and producing documentaries for the BBC, ABC RN, NPR, CBC and KCRW. 

My passion for working with sound, listening and creating community led me to create the sound art collective Constellations, which curates a podcast, live events and community listening. 

You can read more about me on my about page.

Current work:
 sound designing and mixing for 30 for 30 and Campside Media

Recent work:
This deeply researched yet tongue-in-cheek five-part podcast series investigates who screwed young Australians out of affordable housing, education and secure work, and why inequality is rising in Australia
Producer and mix engineer.
What really happens when stories about people’s lives are collected, edited, and consumed? Shocking, Heartbreaking,Transformative is a four-part non-fiction series created by Jess Shane, about the nuts and bolts of documentary storytelling.
Sound designer and mix engineer.
Black girls and women disappear every day, but not without a trace. Follow along with this neo-noir, true crime podcast as we search for Tamika Huston, a 24-year-old Black woman from Spartanburg, SC who went missing in 2004.
Sound designer.
Everybody eats, but who gets to define what good food is? In this podcast, join food writer Jess Ho on a journey through their pantry to dissect how Australian palates came to be. 
Co-creator and executive producer.
Endlessly curious data journalist Mona Chalabi investigates the research behind tricky questions - with the help of creative data visualizations.
Sound designer and mix engineer.
The story of a feud that will attract trolls, lawyers, and, eventually, national media all because of fiber.
Sound designer and mix engineer.
© Michelle Macklem 2024