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!). Below, find more about our award winning team.
Rose Eveleth 〰️〰️ Executive Producer
Rose Eveleth is an award winning producer, reporter, writer and host who explores how humans tangle with science and technology. They’re the creator and host of Flash Forward, a podcast about possible (and not so possible) futures, and have covered everything from fake tumbleweed farms to million dollar baccarat heists. Their work has been nominated for an Emmy and an Eisner Award. Rose helped launch ESPN’s 30 for 30 Podcast and their 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. They also co-edited the 2018 edition of What Future: The Year’s Best Writing on What’s Next for People, Technology, and the Planet, and their 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.
Ozzy Llinas Goodman 〰️〰️ Producer
Ozzy Llinas Goodman is a writer and producer based in Brooklyn, NY. Their work focuses on the intersections between identity, community, and public health. Ozzy was a 2020 fellow at NPR member station KALW. They produce the independent podcast Gender Reveal, and work on Defector Media‘s podcast team. In their spare time, Ozzy co-hosts the socialist feminist podcast Season of the Bitch. They also love exploring nature, watching horror movies, and hanging out with their cat Fred.
Michael Kamel 〰️〰️ Production Manager
Michael Kamel an expansive creative: producer, director and photographer (and self-proclaimed pop culture aficionado). Over the past decade, he’s worked across different parts of the entertainment industry, from film festivals to indie movies to tv productions to concert photography and more. No matter the space, they always aim to bring something fresh and fun to the table.Much of Michael’s personal work focuses on identity and interpersonal relationships — his goal is to provide nuanced platforms for often unheard or poorly represented subjects. He earned B.A. in Film production and a B.A. in Communication from George Mason University, más, una concentración en español. You can find Michael’s previous work at BuzzFeed, Smithsonian Associates, and the DC Palestinian Film & Arts Festival.