Stephanie Wittels Wachs

Jackie Danziger

In this episode, NYU alums Stephanie Wittels Wachs (above, left) and Jackie Danziger speak about their podcast network Lemonada Media. Stephanie is a voice actress, activist, and author, and the co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of the podcast network Lemonada Media. Jackie Danziger is the Vice President of Content and Production at Lemonada Media, a writer and voice over artist. Stephanie and Jackie are here to talk about Lemonada Media, “an award winning, women-run podcast network that shares the unfiltered version of the human experience” that is normalizing difficult conversations, including the conversation that was the catalyst for Lemonada’s creation: addiction.

Stephanie Wittels Wachs is co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Lemonada Media. She co-created and hosts Last Day, Lemonada's award-winning flagship show. The series confronts massive epidemics with humor, compassion, and a quest for progress. Its first season confronted the opioid crisis, which took the life of her brother, writer-producer-comedian Harris Wittels (Parks & Recreation, Master of None). Wittels Wachs is the author of the best-selling book Everything Is Horrible and Wonderful: A Tragicomic Memoir of Genius, Heroin, Love, and Loss, which Kirkus anointed “a powerful debut,” upon its release. A reputable theater director and well-known voice actor appearing in countless anime series and movies, she founded Rec Room Arts, a performance space and national artist-residency program in Houston, TX. She founded Lemonada Media with Jessica Cordova Kramer, who also lost her brother to an overdose, because, Wittels Wachs says, “Community is a life jacket.”

Jackie Danziger is a podcast producer, writer & voice over artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Jackie produces longform narrative audio stories that are warm, authentic and informative with a focus on social impact. Jackie's work has covered a broad range of rich topics including: reproductive justice, LGBTQ rights, drug policy, feminism, tech, science, public health, and education. I have produced shows for The Clinton Foundation, Lemonada Media, and NARAL Pro-Choice America.


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