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We're happy to announce the launch of the EmbraceRace Podcast!

Megan Tan

Megan Tan (she/her) is an award-winning podcast creator. With a foundational background in photojournalism and documentary film, her approach is to make audio stories more accessible by making them visual. In 2020, she was named “Producer of the Year” by Ad Week and in 2016, Refinery29 listed her as one of the “29 Under-30 Powerhouses Poised To Change The World.” She’s known for her critically-acclaimed show Millennial on Radiotopia, and for her stories that have appeared on This American Life, Audible and NPR's All Things Considered. She recently hosted and created the critically acclaimed podcast Snooze, shortlisted for the 2023 International Women’s Podcast Award, and LAist’ WILD (Season I and II), named “Best Podcast of 2021” by Spotify and “Best Podcast of 2023” by The Atlantic. In 2021, out of over 48 million podcast episodes, an episode Megan wrote, sound designed, and produced, WILD: How Do I Love Someone was named “Best Podcast Episode of 2021” by Apple Podcasts, and Best Documentary Finalist by Third Coast in 2023. In addition to writing, editing, and hosting, Megan has a talent for sound design. California Love (Season I), a show Megan senior produced and sound designed, was awarded the “Best Sound Design” by The Webby Awards in 2020. Her passion for memoir, rich immersive sounds, and blending fiction with non-fiction, fuels Megan’s motivation to push the audio landscape. With over a decade of experience in the podcasting industry, she’s earned accolades from The Atlantic, Apple, The New York Times, TIME Magazine, and The Guardian, among others. She’s currently based in Los Angeles with her family, and is working independently as a host, editor, and writer on various projects. One of them is a new show she’s creating and hosting. It’ll launch in 2024.