Eric Nuzum is the cofounder of Magnificent Noise and creator of iconic podcasts. Over the past 18 years, he has made podcasts that routinely top the charts, appear in yearly “best of” lists, win awards, and generate hundreds of millions of downloads. He is considered a leading “go-to” creative strategist in audio, podcasting, radio, and spoken word entertainment who delivers fresh ideas, clear thinking, and innovative approaches to problem solving.
Eric was instrumental in creating NPR’s original podcasting efforts in 2005 and remained that effort’s creative and strategic force for the following decade, turning it into a massive source of new audience and revenue. He brought programs like Fresh Air with Terry Gross, Snap Judgment, and Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me into the podcasting ecosystem and helped them become iconic hits. As a creator, he developed some of NPR’s most successful podcasts, such as TED Radio Hour, Ask Me Another, and Invisibilia. He continued that record of success during his tenure at Amazon as their leader for short-form content and podcasting at their Audible division, creating such recognized podcasts as West Cork, Sincerely X (another co-production with TED), The Butterfly Effect with Jon Ronson, and Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel. In 2018, Eric struck out on his own as a consultant and independent podcast maker, co-founding Magnificent Noise, a podcast production and creative consulting company based in New York City. Magnificent Noise’s clients have included The New York Times, TED, ESPN, CNN, Spotify, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Ford Motor Company, and Conde Nast, among many others.
Eric’s book on audio and podcast creation, titled Make Noise: A Creator’s Guide to Podcasting and Great Audio Storytelling, was released by Workman Publishing in 2020.