Michael May

Michael May is the senior producer of NPR’s Story Lab , where he works with newsroom staff to pitch and produce innovative projects, including podcasts, videos, web stories and new series for broadcast.

Before that, Michael taught Salt’s Radio Documentary program from 2011-2015. He’s also worked as a daily news reporter at KUT, an editor at Weekend Reporter and managing editor of the Texas Observer magazine. He's a Third Coast Best Documentary: Gold winner.


It’s becoming more common for podcast producers to work with composers to create an original soundtrack. At this session, producer Michael May and composer/producer Nick DePrey share their techniques for bringing a piece to life with music and sound design.