Founder David Schulman is the creator of the influential NPR series Musicians in their own Words, for which he interviewed and produced nationally broadcast stories featuring close to 50 artists. Featured performers included Yo-Yo Ma, Cassandra Wilson, Poncho Sanchez, Joseph Shabalala, Hilary Hahn, Benny Golson, Gillian Welch, Ernest Ranglin, Camille, David Byrne, Ron Carter, Cecilia Bartoli, Regina Carter, Lang Lang, George Clinton, Emmylou Harris, and Bo Diddley. David was Senior Producer of the Americana program for BBC Radio 4 and The World Service. He has written and edited numerous news pieces, and recorded interviews with Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell. He created and teaches the first podcasting course at Georgetown University.
- Finalist in both 2017 and 2019 for the leading international radio award, the Prix Italia, for documentaries commissioned by Australia's ABC RN.
- MUSE Gold Award 2020 for best podcast, for "Vietnam on Tape" from The Bullock Museum.
- Silver Award: Best Documentary from the Third Coast International Audio Festival 2004.
- PRX Zeitfunk awards, 2004 and 2014.
- Twice awarded national CPB grants for Musicians in their own Words.