Alex Lewis

Alex Lewis

Speaker
Rowhome Productions

Alex Lewis (b. 1988, Daejeon, South Korea) is a Philadelphia-based independent radio producer and musician. He's the co-founder of Rowhome Productions, a Philadelphia-based production agency that specializes in making audio documentaries, podcast series, & audio tours. Since Rowhome's founding in Fall 2020, they've worked on dozens of projects with a wide-range of companies & organizations including Topic Studios, Pushkin Industries, BlackStar, Asian Arts Initiative, & many more. Alex's written and produced longform audio documentaries including Kanaval: Haitian Rhythms and the Music of New Orleans (winner of a 2022 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award), The Gospel Roots of Rock & Soul (nominated for a 2020 Peabody Award), and Going Black: The Legacy of Philly Soul Radio (winner of a 2015 National Edward R. Murrow Award). He also produces The Dig, a podcast from Jacobin Magazine. Other work includes lead producing Every ZIP Philadelphia, a 2016 Localore: Finding America production, and numerous Philadelphia-area audio projects with organizations such as Mural Arts, Bartram's Garden, Reading Terminal Market, Ars Nova Workshop, and the Association for Public Art. He's also produced projects with podcast companies including Pushkin Industries, Magnificent Noise, and Audible. Alex graduated with a Bachelor of Music from Northwestern University. He studied radio documentary at the Transom Story Workshop on Cape Cod. He's given talks on audio storytelling at the University of Pennsylvania, Skidmore College, Temple University, WHYY, Scribe Video Center, PhillyCAM, and elsewhere. He was a 2018 Third Coast Radio Resident, a 2019 HearSay International Festival artist-in-residence, and a 2019 Skidmore MDOCS Storytellers' Institute Fellow. He records primarily using a Sound Devices Mix-Pre 3 paired with a Rode NTG-2 shotgun or Shure VP88 stereo condenser .
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