Misha is the CEO of Dustlight Productions. A Pakistani-American podcast host, writer and producer, she’s on a mission to make shows that inspire awe and push audio into uncharted territory. In 2019, Ad Week named her “Producer of the Year” and her podcasts made 9 best-of lists.
Misha most recently made “Tell Them, I Am.” The LA Times called the show “quietly revolutionary.” The New York Times called it “hypnotic listening” and TIME, The Atlantic, Esquire, Cosmopolitan, Huffington Post, and the NYT Podcast Club named it one of their best podcasts of 2019. The series is about the small defining moments in our lives— the voices are all Muslim; the stories are universal. You can learn more about the podcast from this interview on All Things Considered.
Just a couple months before “Tell Them, I Am,” Misha produced The Big One: Your Survival Guide, named one of TIME, The Atlantic, Thrillist, Vulture, IndieWire and NYT Podcast Club’s best podcasts of 2019. The New Yorker’s Sarah Larson called it “riveting” and “strangely reassuring.”
Misha also writes for McSweeney’s, the Wall Street Journal and other publications and has taught podcasting as a professor at USC Annenberg. She got her Masters in Journalism at Northwestern University.