John Rieger

I began my career at the pioneering community radio station KPFA in Berkeley, where I showed up in 1976 with my freshly minted philosophy degree to answer phones for the revolution. Since then my work has ranged widely, from journalism to audio art, theatrical performances, site-specific installations and commercial sound design. 

I appeared briefly as host of NPR’s "Weekend All Things Considered," and the Smithsonian Institution's "Radio Smithsonian," and for three years I hosted my own experimental late night radio program, Artifacts. I have reported from Thailand and Peru, and in 1990 I performed in English and Russian at the First Moscow International Festival of Contemporary Art. 

In 1996 I helped create Beyond Computers, where I was managing editor and a regular weekly contributor for several years. I am a founding partner of BEHINDtheBEAT.net, a new media company, and a voting member of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (The Webby Awards),

I live and work in Berkeley, where I have a small recording studio. Lately, in my spare time, I have been producing the podcast "Mondo Baseball" with my 12-year-old son, a left-handed pitcher.