Is there anything that is particularly helping you at this time?
Sleep – as much as I can get! I’m appreciating feeling small, grateful for any moments of levity where nothing ‘profound’ occupies my mind. Just feeling present is helping me.
How collaborative is your role?
It’s very collaborative – every episode has at least one producer working on it, and there’s always an ongoing conversation about the mood and sound. The finished work is then handed over to one of the executives, to make sure everything is as it should be.
What are the most and least enjoyable aspects of your job?
Seeing how listeners engage with the stories is always heartwarming, as well as the positive emails and reviews about the sound design. I still can’t get my head around the fact that there is a pub quiz team named after me...On the other hand, though, the unpredictability of the work means there’s never a dull day, which can at times impact my work-life balance. But again, we try!