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Ben Manilla

UC Berkeley
Producer, Professor

For more than 30 years, Ben Manilla has been producing high-quality, nationally and internationally syndicated audio content - radio programs, podcasts, talk shows, documentaries, and music specials.

He has won every major award in the audio world including the Peabody Award, the Edward R. Murrow Award, the Major Armstrong Award, and the full sweep of Awards from the International Radio Festival. 

His current projects range from America's longest-running Blues radio show (Elwood's Bluesmobile with Dan Aykroyd) to a weekly philosophical talk program produced in association with Stanford University (Philosophy Talk.) 

Other partners and clients have included the Library of Congress, NPR, the Walt Disney Company, the Experience Music Project, and the BBC.

Ben has directed talent including Whoopi Goldberg, James Earl Jones, Lisa Loeb, Kevin Bacon and Bill Clinton.

Ben Manilla teaches radio journalism and podcasting at the University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism.