ARRVLS Production Internship

ARRVLS is a non-narrated audio documentary program and live event series that focuses on moments of transformative change in our lives. The program features cinematic and sound-rich narratives from a broad range of human experience: from an investment banker turned tango dancer in Manhattan to a drag queen in El Paso, Texas. ARRVLS has received critical acclaim from The Guardian, The Atlantic, Wired, AV Club, and many others.

As an intern with the program you'll have an opportunity to learn the nuts and bolts of show production: from how we build out our editorial calendar to how we publish and promote our show. We'll provide you with tools to edit, sound design, produce, and promote original documentary works. As an intern, you'll be working directly with episodes in production, helping build the sound and shape of the story.

Send us a brief description of your interests in audio and experience level. Take a listen to some of our episodes. With your email, send us a nut graf of an ARRVLS story; it can be personal or something you've researched. Tell us why and how your story fits into the themes of the show. Send your emails with the title "Internship" to


ARRVLS Season 4 Story Call

ARRVLS is an audio documentary podcast and live event featuring stories of transformative change. In our first three seasons, we've shared stories from a broad spectrum of human experience: from growing up autistic in the deep south in the 1930's to surviving a small plane crash, ARRVLS details the moments when transformative and unexpected change alters the course of a person's life.

We're now in production on our fourth season of stories and we're actively seeking submissions. If you have a story to tell of how your life has been transformed by the unexpected, we want to hear from you. If you know someone whose story has stayed with you, a story you think we need to hear, drop us a line. If you are a producer and you'd like to co-produce an episode of the show, now is the time to get in touch with us.

To help you out with the submissions process, here are some tips:

ARRVLS stories fall into three general categories: migration, transformation, and change.

Migration: Stories that explore movement and place as activators in our lives. Road trips, vision quests, adventures, moves, border crossings , literal migrations and transmigrations -- journeys of all kinds. We‘re interested in any story where truths about one's self are revealed in the act of moving from one place to the next.

Transformation: Stories about our inner machinations: personal awakenings, internal shifts, changes of heart and mind, psychological shifts. This could also include social movements , communities changing together, and stories of human progress. Any story exploring how the inner world shifts and moves in unexpected ways to redefine who we think we are.

Change: Stories about the environment and the world physically changing around us: this could be the result of climate change, accidents, shifts in nature, and other nature-borne events. It could also include physical changes in the body. We’re interested in any story that highlights how our physical surroundings upend and reinvent our worldview.

ARRVLS stories are non-narrated, meaning the story is told entirely through the voice of the subject and presented without comment. Sound and sound design are a critical component of our stories. Submissions that highlight new and interesting sonic territories are strongly encouraged.

If you have a story, send us a brief description of the main elements, and your location or the location of the subject. Let us know how this story fits into the themes of the show. If you're a producer looking to work with us, send us an example of your work as well.

Submissions will be open through Friday, November 11th, but we have limited slots available for submitted works so early pitches are strongly encouraged.

Email your pitches to with the subject line "Pitch".




Introducing Liminal

Finding quality music for your podcast can be challenging. As a producer and sound designer, it's probably the biggest ongoing challenge I face. With ARRVLS, a large body of the audio we use is designed or composed by me, but not all podcast producers can just make their own music. That's why we created Liminal. 

Producer and sound designer Shani Aviram and I have collaborated to create a new custom music library, designed for the audio producer. You can license tracks from us or request tailored music for a special project. As producers, we're familiar with what is and isn't feasible in a radio or podcast production, and we've designed a library that works for you. Check us out at LIMINAL AUDIO




ARRVLS is and will remain a free show, but we want to do more. To bring you more stories, more live shows, more ambitious programming. A great way to support the show in this goal is to subscribe to the ARRVLS+ content available exclusively through the Acast app. It's really simple: 

By becoming an ARRVLS+ subscriber, you'll receive special exclusive content such as original extended musical compositions from the arrvls broadcast, extended interviews and behind-the-scenes features from our stories. JOIN TODAY! Help us bring you more of the storytelling 

Be a Part of the Show!

Inspired by our episode "Movements", we're creating a very special audio project, and we want you to help us do it. 

We invite you to take out your phone or recorder and record some of the sounds that you hear on your way home.. On your way home from school, from work, from an appointment, from your lover’s house..Record the sound of your shoes on the ground moving through space. Record the things that move you even if you have no idea why they do. Record things that make sounds and cause you to pause a moment and just listen. Do you take public transit home?

If you do, what do you hear around you, what sticks out?  Record the sound in your taxi, or your carpool or on your bicycle. Nobody knows exactly what it’s like to move thru space the way you do, to see and hear things the way you do, nobody knows what it’s like to live where you do, let us in with sounds you collect and observations you make.  Make sure to try and record at least 20 seconds of whatever sounds you find.. Once you’re home, if you’re moved to, write down a little more about what was happening in those moments you recorded, and write down or record  some of the observations that you made. This is the beginining of a collaborative project that we are really excited for you to be a part of.  Got it? Email us with your submissions or any questions to: