Elaine Appleton Grant, August 2022Elaine Appleton Grant is the CEO of Podcast Allies, an audio storytelling consulting, production, and training company helping public media, nonprofits, social impact, and higher education organizations make beautifully crafted shows. 

Elaine is the host and executive producer of the podcast Sound Judgment, which takes listeners into the studios — and the minds — of your favorite audio storytellers. Research shows listeners become fans when they fall in love with the host — but hosting is the least taught skill in podcasting! She also writes Sound Judgment, the newsletter, about creative choices in audio storytelling. Earworthy calls the podcast + newsletter “a master class in podcasting.”

A lifelong journalist, Elaine worked for Boston’s WBUR, NH Public Radio, and Colorado Public Radio. She wrote and produced Wondery’s hit show Business Wars Daily and wrote the Tulsa Race Massacre series for American History Tellers. Her TEDx talk about the Tulsa Race Massacre has been viewed almost 125,000 times. She has spoken for organizations including Inbound, the Public Radio Program Directors Association (PRPD), Women of Denver, University of Colorado, Podcast Movement, the National Federation of Community Broadcasters, and the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications.

Elaine Appleton Grant at the Nature Science Museum

Elaine is a transplanted New Englander living in Colorado, a huge fan of libraries, hiking, and coffee, and the mom and bonus mom of four kids, a dog and a cat.