Shea Shackelford

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  • Username: sheashackelford
  • Independent Producer
  • Role: Producer/Reporter: Independent


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Out Takes: The Unheard Stories of LGBTQ Teens (59:00)
From: Safe Space Radio

This hour-long special is about the courage of teenagers who come out at a time in life when it is hardest to be different. So many of the legal and social changes in this ...
Caption: This polaroid of Joel was given to Carol by her social worker when the adoption process was completed., Credit: Photo courtesy Carol Brobeck.

This can go on forever (10:25)
From: Big Shed Audio

When Carol was 20, she gave her baby boy away for adoption. Twenty years later, the son, Joel, came looking. The two tell their story of reunion.
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Taco Land (08:24)
From: Big Shed Audio

San Antonio is home to underground music mecca--an understated cinderblock shrine on the banks of the San Antonio river--Taco Land.
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The Rabbit Hutch (07:49)
From: Big Shed Audio

Have you ever eaten Fried Rabbit? Barbecued Rabbit? Rice with Rabbit Gravy? They were standard fare at the Venz Rabbit Hutch Restaurant in Logan, Alabama. But food was only ...
Caption: Logan Circle Neighborhood - Washington, DC, Credit: (Google Maps)

Gentrification on Logan Circle (18:56)
From: Big Shed Audio

Profile of a DC neighborhood in transition by 8th grade students and teachers from The Cesar Chavez Public Charter School in Washington, DC.

About Me

[Most of Shea's work on PRX is listed under the group Big Shed Audio.]

Shea Shackelford founded Big Shed Audio with Jennifer Deer and Jesse Dukes. Big Shed is an audio and media production shop specializing in documentary and feature production, training, professional services, and encouragement of creative production from other independent producers, starting with the Big Shed audio documentary podcast.

When he isn’t producing his own stories, he’s busy teaching, encouraging, or helping people and organizations to use sound and storytelling to convey their own ideas. He is an annual producer-in-residence at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke and former coordinator of youth media programs for the Latin American Youth Center in Washington, DC.

Shea is an independent audio producer who recently moved from Washington, DC to Montréal, Québec. He continues to work throughout the United States, even as he explores the Canadian audio frontier.

Shea is the creator of The Place + Memory Project, which he developed as a 2009 Public Radio Makers Quest 2.0 grantee. He won the Bronze Award at the 2010 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition for his co-production of the story "This can go on forever". Shea is an alum of the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies.

My Groups: Listen Up! Audio for Educators and Big Shed Audio
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Shea is currently available for new projects and is available to travel Internationally.


  • Field Recording
  • Voice Talent
  • Editing
  • Social Networking Knowledge
  • Reporting
  • Podcast Production: Moderate to High
  • HTML: Basic
  • Writing

Available For

  • Multimedia
  • Consulting
  • Field Recording
  • Documentary Production
  • Interviewing
  • Post Production
  • Mentoring
  • Tape Syncs
  • Grant Writing
  • Voiceover
  • Arts Reporting
  • Sound Editing
  • Podcasting


  • Hard Disc/Flash Recorder
  • Pro Tools
  • Specialized Mics

Languages I Speak

  • English

Additional Information

Affiliations:  AIR
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