My Lens Media develops culturally nuanced podcasts for companies, creators, and thought leaders. Learn more about our services, then book a consultation.
MY LENS MEDIA
My Lens Media has developed and produced culturally nuanced podcasts and digital content, centering on underrepresented voices since 2009.
We’ve revealed the complexities of being the American-born child of African immigrants in a nation that only sees Blackness through one experience to millions of public radio listeners. We’ve shared the mission of the Ecuadorian scientist who wants to obliterate food insecurity by upcycling spent grain from beer to readers of a leading online news platform. We’ve given space to Black womxn working in Hollywood who have revealed how they fought to shatter the glass ceiling by developing a critically-acclaimed podcast.
WE BLEND PASSION FOR INCLUSION AND OUR GLOBAL CONNECTIONS WITH AWARD-WINNING BROADCAST EXPERTISE to build editorial strategies out of strong show ideas. Services include:
- New series development
- Script development for interview-style and scripted podcasts
- Guidance on developing culturally competent programming.
In this collaboration with the good people at Macro, My Lens Media developed and oversaw the production of the new scripted/interview-style show ‘UpRising,’ which was marking the release of the Oscar-winning movie ‘Judas and the Black Messiah.’
The show featured an in-depth discussion about the legacy of the Black Panther Party legend Chairman Fred Hampton with his partner, Mother Akua Njeri, and Dominique Fishback. Fishback portrayed the revolutionary legend in the movie.
The podcast premiered at Sundance 2021
Sista Brunch is a Webby-nominated interview-style podcast about Black women+ in Hollywood and the media at large. Hosted by NAACP-nominated TV director Anya Adams and Fanshen Cox, co-author of the Inclusion Rider made famous by Frances McDormand, Sista Brunch amplifies the overlooked contributions of women who work on projects that impact how we see the world — and each other. We developed the creative direction and production flow of this podcast. Christabel Nsiah-Buadi serves as EP.
Created and developed by MLM, Change Makers is a limited edition digital and broadcast series that explores what happens when people in business decide to change the lives of others. The show launched on Marketplace.com and broadcast nationally in January 2020. Listen to business leaders like Arlan Hamilton, Aimée Felone, Bertha Jimenez and Kelly Peeler discuss their passion for creating social change through entrepreneurship.
The Media Disruptors (Public Radio International, 2017) was created as the #metoo movement and the Women’s March rose to prominence, and when women of color were demanding their voices be heard in these movements. The show features interviews with BAFTA award-winning director Amma Asante, Hollywood trailblazer Joanelle Romero, sociologist Nancy Wang Yuen, April Reign, the creator of the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite. All guests share how their work has changed the narrative on race and gender.
Make Me Smart: I developed the editorial tone of “Make Me Smart,” the top-rated Amazon Alexa skill from Marketplace.
The Media Disruptors (Public Radio International) launched in March 2017. This Home, from Home (KCET.org ), a short series about creatives from Africa and its diaspora creating their art in Los Angeles.