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AWARDS

2023 Radio Academy's 30 Under 30

ARIAS 2023: Best Music Entertainment Show (Bronze)

Audio Production Awards 2022: Best Entertainment Producer (Gold) 

British Podcast Awards 2022: The Rising Star Award (Silver)

Independent Podcast Awards 2023: Best Business & Best Education (Nominations)

The Ambies 2022: Best Society and Culture Podcast (Nomination)

Audio Production Awards 2021: Best New Podcast Producer (Nomination)

Lovie Awards 2022: Best Health & Wellness Podcast (Silver) & People’s Choice

Judging: Lovie Awards, Webby Awards, The Ambies, Audio Production Awards, British Podcast Awards, Independent Podcast Awards

AUDIO/VISUAL

BBC Radio 4's Short Cuts, Producer and Sound Designer

Space Cadets (Love + Radio/Vespucci), Series Producer

Announced in Deadline 

Fearne Cotton’s Happy Place App (Universal) - Studio Producer

Dish (Waitrose) - Lead Producer

Audiovisual series Dish is hosted by Nick Grimshaw and Angela Hartnett.

Stanley Tucci: "This is like the greatest podcast ever."

Named by Apple as one of the best shows of 2022. 

Best Branded Podcast (Adweek Audio Awards), Best Branded Content (Lovies)

Throwback Throwdown (BBC Sounds & 1Xtra) - Series Producer

Hosted by Babatunde Aléshé, Poet, and Mimi The Music Blogger.

ARIAS 2023: Best Music Entertainment Show (Bronze).

Bad Money - Series Producer

Mashable’s Top 10 Podcasts of 2022: “Listeners will be left open-mouthed… the action unravels beautifully."
Great British Podcasts: “The story is an illuminating and sometimes baffling game of cat and mouse.”

The Guardian’s Favourite Documentary Podcasts: “The story of how the ‘Big Spender’ did it, told in six parts by Jason Wong, is an incredible one...”

Cheat! (Sony Music) - Producer

Ambies 2022: Best Society & Culture Podcast nomination.

One of my episodes was included in Spotify’s Best Episodes of 2021 playlist.

How We Got Animal Rights (UK Parliament) - Producer

Banged Up Abroad (National Geographic/Raw TV) - Researcher

Pitched and won a TV commission from National Geographic for Banged Up Abroad’s Undercover Arms Dealer.

The Smart 7: Millennial Special Edition - Producer

Peace at Last (BBC Radio 3) - Producer/Sound Designer

Mango Encounters (Mango) - Series Producer

 

The Wallet - Series Editor and Strategy Consultant

Silver Lovie Winner 2022, People's Choice Lovie 2022

Featured in The Financial Times, Forbes, Stylist MagazineGood Housekeeping and The Telegraph.

Power: The Maxwells, Bonus Episode (Sony Music) - Producer

The Future Lab Podcast (Randox/Goodwood Festival of Speed​) - Advert Producer

One Year Like This (Absolute Radio​) - Producer

WRITING

Meera writes an opinion column titled Revelations for Pod Bible - the UK's first magazine about podcasts. 

 

"How do we make podcasting futureproof? What needs to be done to challenge the industry to innovate and produce daring content? In this column titled “Revelations”, Meera Kumar pokes and prods the audio industry and its creations to reveal the shows worth listening to and their place in the zeitgeist…"

  1. A Moratorium on True Crime Podcasts

  2. The Ban Stands!

  3. Goodbye 'Celeb' Podcasts: It's Time for The Next Frontier of Audio

  4. Ethics and Entertainment

  5. Outsourcing to Robots: Is Generative AI the Death of Creativity in Podcasting?

  6. Video Podcasting: Is it right for your show?

  7. Podcast Subscriptions - How to do it well and what's worth paying for

  8. Nomono Sound Capsule Review - Nomono sent me their brand new Sound Capsule to experiment with!

  9. Will Podcasting Survive?

 

PRESENTING/EVENTS

TikTok: Formula 1 break-downs

Speaker at Radiodays Europe 2024 (Munich, Germany)

Speaker at Podcast Day 2023 (Dublin, Ireland)

Press Gazette's The Future of Media Technology Conference 2022 Panel: Audio Engagement and Podcast Monetisation

 

Podcast Show 2022 Masterclass: Narrative Storytelling and Journalism.

Webinar Host for one of the UK's leading podcast networks:

  • Multilingual Podcasts: how to launch podcasts in multiple languages.

  • How to Make a Hit Podcast, with The Modern Mann presenters and BPA founder Matt Hill.

  • Social Media and Podcasting: which platforms are right for you?

Foundation FM x Dutchie Studio: Roundtable with Audio Producers.

London Podcast Festival 2022 Workshop: Podcasting for Beginners.

London Podcast Festival 2023 Workshop: How to Make a Narrative Podcast Series

Rise & Shine Panel: Freelancing in Audio.

Westminster University Talk: Freelancing & Media.

 

Part of The Media 100 Network, an invite-only forum that convenes the biggest and most influential media proprietors in the UK.

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