Alexandra Leila Salmon

When I was in high school, I was always that kid at the party who was sitting in the corner listening to one person tell their story. People would often tell me about the pain in their lives, what they were afraid of, what they hoped for, and what held their attention. To me, in that moment, only that person mattered. So I pursued what I thought was the most natural career path, clinical social work. After receiving a graduate degree in social work from New York University, I spent nearly a decade helping people with cancer and their loved ones. This work was instrumental to who I am today. But what I’ve learned since then is that where my heart sings and time flies is in audio work, a place where I can still listen deeply and ask questions, but also produce intimate stories of human connection.  

I’m attracted to stories that illustrate human complexity, stories that sit in the nuance and the gray areas of life, and stories that evoke a sense of wonder. For my first audio project, I created 6 Months or Less, a podcast where I interviewed people about what it’s like to be dying. The BBC described 6 Months or Less as “beautifully produced… a really fascinating idea, really sensitively executed.”

If you need an audio producer who is gutsy, who doesn’t shy away from difficult conversations, who knows how to handle conversations with deep care and empathy, and who doesn’t give up on finding a good story, please contact me. I would love to hear from you.