I created a few shows - Radiolab and More Perfect - which are downloaded about 110 million times a year. Also just launched a new 9-part series, Dolly Parton's America.
I make audio stories for a living. And I’m a musician.
I've received three Peabody Awards. In 2011, I was named a MacArthur Fellow
Shima Oliaee is a first generation American, born and raised in Nevada. She graduated from USC’s Thornton School of Music, where she studied music and cinema-television, and received her graduate degree in psychology. She worked in comedy television, including the Golden Globe award winning Brooklyn Nine Nine before returning to her first love, audio.
She reported Radiolab’s sexual consent three-part series In the No, and produced and reported the mini-series UnErased: A History of Conversion Therapy in America. She was also the producer and reporter for the nine-part series Dolly Parton’s America, which received a George Foster Peabody Award, one of the highest honors in broadcasting. Most recently, she reported and produced The Flag and the Fury, for Radiolab.