About

Bucket of Eels is a media production company that specializes in surprises. (You can read more about the origin of the name here.) We produce in depth podcast series that help people better understand and appreciate their world. Our shows play with form, take unexpected turns, and look under rocks most people walk right by. You can see all of our shows here (big announcements coming soon!).


Rose Eveleth 〰️〰️ Executive Producer & Chief Eel Wrangler

Rose Eveleth is a producer, reporter, writer and host who explores how humans tangle with science and technology. She’s the creator and host of Flash Forward, a podcast about possible (and not so possible) futures, and has covered everything from fake tumbleweed farms to million dollar baccarat heists. She helped launch ESPN’s 30 for 30 Podcast and her work has appeared in The Atlantic, Smithsonian Magazine, Nautilus Magazine, CBS, Racked, Scientific American, Eater, The New York Times, Fusion, VICE, Five Thirty Eight and more. She co-edited the 2018 edition of What Future: The Year’s Best Writing on What’s Next for People, Technology, and the Planet, and her work has appeared in the Best American Science and Nature Writing.


Lisa Pollak 〰️〰️ Senior Reporter

Lisa Pollak is an award winning journalist who specializes in writing and editing deeply reported narratives about ordinary people in extraordinary situations. She began her career as a newspaper reporter, and her story “The Umpire’s Sons” won the Pulitzer Prize for features writing. She then spent a decade producing stories for the highly acclaimed public radio program “This American Life,” and two seasons as a producer for Showtime television’s series ’This American Life” which won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Nonfiction Series in 2008 and an IDA Continuing Series Award in 2007. Most recently she has developed, produced and edited podcasts for ESPN’s “30 for 30,”  NPR’s “Embedded,” “99 percent Invisible,” Vox and Gimlet Media, among others.


Julia Llinas Goodman 〰️〰️ Producer

Julia Llinas Goodman is a writer, producer, and sound editor based in Brooklyn, NY. Their work focuses on the intersections between identity, community, and public health. Julia was a 2020 fellow at NPR member station KALW, and has written and produced for outlets including OZY Media, Jacobin magazine, and The Establishment. They currently work as an associate producer for Flash Forward and Gender Reveal, and co-host the leftist feminist podcast Season of the Bitch. In their spare time, Julia loves exploring nature, watching horror movies, and being a parent to their two perfect cats.