Meet the Team
The deeply experienced and dedicated team makes "A Life's Story" the celebrated must-listen series that it is. "Your Life's Story" personal audio documentaries are produced by the same team of audio storytelling experts, creating for you a custom, treasured keepsake for years to come.
Matty Staudt has been in broadcasting since he cracked a mic at the age of 16 in his hometown of Keyser, West Virginia. During his radio career, he has been an on-air host, morning show lead and Executive Producer at such legendary stations as WJFK in Washington DC, WNEW in New York City, Alice Radio (KLLC) and Live 105 (KITS) in San Francisco. In 2007, Matty entered the world of podcasting; becoming a pioneer at Stitcher as their first Director of Content. In 2017, Matty joined iHeartRadio as the radio industry’s first Vice President of Podcast Programming. In this role, he developed a podcast strategy for the company’s radio talent and helped create over 300 podcasts, driving millions of downloads a month. Matty is President of Jam Street Media, the distribution and marketing team behind "A Life's Story."
Creator of "A Life's Story", Leslie Gold oversees all creative output of every public and personal podcasts to make each one a storytelling masterpiece. Leslie Gold "The Radiochick" built a top rated show in New York City, the nation's #1 market with 1 million daily listeners. She subsequently expanded her reach nationally and broadcasted to an even larger audience via satellite and syndicated stations in 150 markets. Naturally curious and empathetic, Leslie is a master storyteller who has moved her listeners to both laughter and tears. Also a veteran interviewer, she has interviewed presidents, politicians, newsmakers, business leaders and celebrities. Leslie is a multiple industry award winner.
Casey Franco is our audio editor and has been working in media for over a decade now. From formerly editing PSA’s for his high school while still a student to working as the Digital Video Manager for iHeartRadio San Francisco, he’s been crafting stories for a long time. He’s worked with companies like Cisco Systems, The California Beef Council, and The Federal Reserve of San Francisco doing exactly that. As a kid, he used to love sitting and listening to his grandparents tell their stories and that is a memory that has stuck with him. He’s excited to help you tell yours as well so "let’s get recording!”
To capture the nuance of your loved one's voice, we use high quality equipment and programs designed to capture pristine audio.
It makes a huge difference and you will thank us for this later.
Our stable of professional talent and producers conduct lengthy and substantive interviews with featured individuals. For the longer pieces we do pre-interviews so we have the roadmap to elicit the best finished product possible.
Your audio documentary gets the same full production treatment as the celebrated public podcast, with professional narration, story arcs, music scoring, and historical sound. Supplemental voices are added as specified by tier.
Expert re-ordering and editing of all interviews are done to create the optimal story flow. Professional broadcasters write, record and insert narration. Volume levels are balanced across all elements. You are presented with an heirloom quality, polished piece of beautiful audio storytelling.
A deeply experienced and dedicated team that creates the celebrated "A Life's Story" podcast is the same team that creates your audio documentary. Your project is conceptualized by pro storytellers and interviewers known for their national broadcast and podcast experience, and edited by top sound editors who are highly skilled, and recognized for their exceptional work.