started Small Good Thing Productions in 1999 as an independent, non-profit organization to produce music, films, and radio features for public broadcasting. They’ve since produced work for National Public Radio, Al Jazeera America, XM Satellite Radio, Soundprint, Georgia Public Radio, Kansas Public Radio, the Peabody Awards, National Geographic, Center Stage and the Third Coast Audio Festival.
Robin is the co-founder of Small Good Thing Productions, the Producer and Co-Host for NPR's flagship music program All Songs Considered and a composer. He’s written and recorded music for National Public Radio, National Geographic, Center Stage and, most recently, the documentary film Open Secret.
Before NPR Robin taught English and worked as a translator for the Board of Education in Nagoya, Japan. He’s also worked as an emergency room orderly, a blackjack dealer and a fruitcake factory assembly lineman.
Steve is the co-founder of Small Good Thing Productions and host and producer of the upcoming podcast The Big Sleep, about death and dying. Previously, he was executive producer for National Public Radio’s Weekend All Things Considered. Prior to that he was the executive producer for The Bob Edwards Show on XM Satellite Radio. He’s also a filmmaker, most recently directing the documentary Open Secret. He served as assistant director for the documentary film Waiting for Hockney. In addition to his past work, Steve has worked as a country music DJ, an asbestos remover, a PR guy and a United States Marine.
Laura Kissel is an Emmy nominated documentary filmmaker whose work explores contemporary social, cultural and political landscapes and the use of orphan films. She was named the South Carolina Arts Commission’s Media Arts Fellow for 2007-2008 and has received numerous fellowships and grants for her work, including a Fulbright Award, a MacDowell Fellowship, funding from the South Carolina Humanities Council and the Fledgling Fund. Recently completed short documentaries include tan mian hua and Window Cleaning in Shanghai, which premiered at the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar in 2011 and were included in The Flaherty’s touring festival City Symphonies in 2011-2012. Cotton Road, a feature length documentary about a global cotton supply chain, is screening at national and international venues in 2014-2015.