Beginner is a podcast that follows 24 year old, Pakistani immigrant, Misha as she learns the things Americans learn in their childhood.
Misha is the creator and executive producer of Beginner. The show follows her story as she learns to belong by living out a childhood she never had.
She spends her days as a producer at SiriusXM.
She pursued her masters in journalism at the Medill School at Northwestern University. At Medill, she was awarded scholarships from the White House Correspondents' Association and the Asian American Journalist's Association. Misha is also an alum of the prestigious radio workshop, Transom.
Her work has appeared on NPR stations and in the Wall Street Journal.
Robin is the production assistant of Beginner.
Robin Miniter is a photographer and sound artist whose work focuses on geography and women's stories. Drawing from themes she initiated during her Fulbright fellowship in India, she is currently working on her Columbia University Master's thesis creating an audio documentary celebrating the heritage of southern Appalachian Trail towns. She is also enrolled in Duke's enter for Documentary Studies Certificate program.
Sammy is the creative advisor of Beginner.
A native of Los Angeles, Grammy nominated drummer Sammy Miller has become known for his unique maturity and relentless focus on making music that "feels good" as a drummer, singer and bandleader. Upon completing his Master’s at The Juilliard School, Sammy formed his ensemble, The Congregation. As a band they are focused on sharing the power of community through their music—joyful jazz. While independently the band members have performed/recorded with notable artist including Wynton Marsalis, O.A.R, Iron and Wine, Joshua Redman, Lee Fields, Jason Moran at venues including the White House, Lincoln Center, and the Hollywood Bowl they have opted to stick together to create globally conscious music with the intention to spread joy throughout the world.
Charlotte Harrison, Noor Euceph, Issa Euceph, Laura Sim, Devon Taylor, and Peter Bresnan