Yowei Shaw is senior reporter/producer at Invisibilia, where she reports, produces, edits, and sound designs stories. Her work on the show has taken listeners into an unlikely love story in martial law era Taiwan, a Midwestern community sharply divided in how it sees wild black bears, and a hardcore music scene that called out one of its own. Before joining the team, she was a USA Knight Fellow, whose work has been featured on This American Life, Pop Up Magazine, Studio 360, and The World, among other places. At one point, she produced interviews at NPR's Fresh Air and once made really good elevator music in Chinatown, Philadelphia. Yowei got her start in radio by teaching youth media, when she was a young person herself. She is ever grateful to her parents for letting her report on their obsession with tango dancing. They were very perplexed when she won a Third Coast documentary award for the story. First name pronounced [YO-way]. Like NO way, with a Y.
Recent episodes featuring Yowei Shaw
Invisibilia is a show that runs on empathy. We believe in it. But are we right? In this episode, we'll let you decide. We tell the same story twice in order to examine the questions: who deserves our empathy? And is there a wrong way to empathize? If you or somebody you know might need help, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255 or at suicidepreventionlifeline.org.
This week on The Waves, Christina, Marcia and Nichole talk with Yowei Shaw of NPR about her Invisibilia episode “A Very Offensive Rom-Com”. Then, they discuss the idea of having a nemesis. Finally, is country music a hostile genre for female musicians? In Slate Plus: Is the desire for a “fresh face” in politics sexist?Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Our production assistant is Alex Barasch. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A young woman discovers a pattern in her dating habits that disturbs her - a pattern that challenges her very conception of who she is and what she believes in. The realization sets her off on a quest to change her attractions. But is this even possible? And should we be hacking our desire to match our values?
What would it be like if you could control your mood with a hand held device? Literally turn the device to different settings and make yourself happier and sadder? Alix Spiegel talks to a woman who has that power. If you or somebody you know might need help, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255 or at suicidepreventionlifeline.org.
In this episode of Invisibilia, we explore our relationship with uncertainty through the eyes of a chief meteorologist. We wonder: what do you do when you don't know what to do? And how do we handle it when that question has no answer?
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52
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2
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1 day, 8 hours