Davidson has been part of the podcast industry almost as long as it has existed. He co-founded NPR’s Planet Money, led the show for its first several years, and served as senior podcast strategy advisor to the leaderships of NPR, The New York Times, and The New Yorker Magazine. He co-created and co-hosted the Gimlet Media podcast Surprisingly Awesome with Academy-Award-winning writer and director Adam McKay. He has also been a host of several podcasts at Slate and elsewhere.
An accomplished journalist, Adam is a contributing writer to The New Yorker and was previously economics writer for The New York Times Magazine. He served as NPR’s international business and economics correspondent; Marketplace’s Middle East Correspondent; and has been a frequent contributor to This American Life. He received a Peabody Award, a DuPont-Columbia Award, and a Polk Award. His work has also appeared in The Atlantic, Harper’s, GQ, and Rolling Stone, among other publications. He also served as a technical consultant to Adam McKay, the co-writer and director of the Academy Award-winning film The Big Short.
He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and son.
Laura Mayer is Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Three Uncanny Four Productions. Based in Brooklyn, Laura runs the company’s day-to-day operations, manages overall production and creative strategy, and supports the business’s creative content development.
Previously, Laura served as Executive Producer for Show Development at Stitcher, where she was responsible for the development, production, and launch of new podcasts for the company’s comedy-focused Earwolf network and Stitcher label. At Stitcher she created, developed, and Executive Produced the first season of The Dream podcast. She also worked at Panoply Media, where she served as the Managing Producer for all podcast production and launched dozens of shows, including the first season of Revisionist History. Laura started her career at WNYC, New York Public Radio, where she held several production roles for nationally distributed programs.
She has her Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University.