Phyllis Fletcher

Phyllis Fletcher (@phylfletch) (she/her) is a decorated editor and mentor with two decades of distinguished service in audio documentary and journalism. She was the inaugural Career Coach for Third Coast and has taught editing for Neon Hum and the Public Media Journalists Association. She’s also an academic author with research published in the Handbook of Global Media Ethics from Springer press. Phyllis is a senior story editor for Wondery.


This week: 14 brothers and sisters search for their estranged father, and a profile of one of the most avid sound recordists of all time.


You’re sent to cover breaking news – a natural disaster or a large-scale accident or crime. You don’t have much time, or much warning. How do you bring back sound-rich, interesting tape, that makes listeners perk up their ears?


Third Coast International Audio Festival, or Third Coast, has served an ever-growing global community of storytellers and makers since 2000. An independent nonprofit arts organization based in Chicago, we center people and community first in our advocacy for the medium of audio as an art form. Through our work, we seek to push at the boundaries of the audio industry and support the creators who build our world in sound.