Our show

Reflector is a documentary-style podcast that tells stories about the strange experiences of being human. Our stories focus on how beliefs shape our world, on the context behind the messy debates in our society, and on how deeply listening to one another can reveal a sense of shared humanity. Our goal is to spark wonder, unveil complexity, and ignite curiosity.

Our mission

We believe that there’s nothing more important to a culture than the stories that shape its values and sense of what’s possible. Reflector aims to report and tell stories that celebrate moral complexity and nuance. We merge meticulous reporting with compelling storytelling to illuminate the era's most urgent issues.  By telling a gripping story with sincerity and even handedness, we hope to help people see beyond their biases and shore up the foundations of a pluralistic society.

Our team


Andy was a co-creator of The Daily at The New York Times and created, produced and edited several audio documentary series including Rabbit Hole, Caliphate and The Witch Trials of J.K. Rowling. He was the director of new show development for the New York Times and a producer with NPR’s Radiolab.

Contact at: andy@rockwell.studio


Matthew was a part of the original team at the podcast company Gimlet and part of the transition team after the company was acquired by Spotify. He helped create the series Crimetown, Conviction: American Panic, The Horror of Dolores Roach, and Duet.  Recently he was a producer of The Witch Trials of J.K. Rowling.  He won a Peabody for his work on the music of Uncivil.

Contact: matt@rockwell.studio


You can become an original founding members of our community for $199/year. Or, early subscribers can join for just $6/month (beginning this summer, monthly subscriptions will be $10). As a paid subscriber, you’ll get full access to the show, extra episodes and material, and you’ll also be in contact with us, our growing team, and others who care about this stuff as much as you do.

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Audio journalism from the guys who helped create and produce shows like The Daily, The Witch Trials of J.K. Rowling, Crimetown, and Rabbit Hole. We tell stories about the strange experience of being human.


Audio producer, engineer, musician. Creator of the new podcast Reflector. Songwriter at Edwin and The Hudson Branch.
A documentary-style podcast from the creators of The Witch Trials of J.K. Rowling. We tell stories about the strange experiences of being human — sparking wonder, unveiling complexity, and igniting curiosity.
Reporter, Producer, Sauna Maker. Formerly NYTimes, now Reflector.