James Morrison

Podcast Producer/Field Producer

Washington, D.C.

James Morrison

Field Producer, Reporter and Podcast Producer


President Trump’s Appeal In White Working Class Suburbs

On a recent drive through a working-class suburb in North Carolina, Elon University Professor Megan Squire points out a slew of Joe Biden yard signs. “I’m surprised,” she says. “Because in 2016, there was not a Hillary sign anywhere that I ever saw. I think maybe one time in my friend’s neighborhood.”
1A, by WAMU & NPR Link to Story

Scientists Are Spying On Reefs With Microphones

A North Carolina State University researcher is using underwater microphones to help better understand the extensive array of animals living in the state's oyster reefs.

In North Carolina, Hog Waste Is Becoming A Streamlined Fuel Source

North Carolina isn’t rich in coal, natural gas or oil deposits, but it has more hogs than nearly any other state. And for many years, people have been trying to figure out a way to turn hog waste into electricity. Now, the state may be on the cusp of making swine biogas a reliable fuel source.

What Happened When North Carolina Cut Income Taxes?

Republicans say the tax plan that is making its way through Congress will be a boon for the economy, and they frequently point to North Carolina as evidence that their plan will work. The state passed a tax overhaul in 2013 that includes many of the same elements as the federal proposal.
Here & Now Link to Story

Asking About Opioids: A Treatment Plan Can Make All The Difference

For years, doctors have asked people about tobacco use and excessive drinking in the hopes that the answers could help lead people to cut down or quit. But screening alone isn't usually sufficient to change behavior. As opioid use hits record highs in the U.S., Christiana Care Health System in Delaware is starting to ask people about opioid use — and then go further.

The Oyster's Mighty Comeback Is Creating Cleaner U.S. Waterways

The farm-to-table movement has caused oyster farming on the East Coast to double in the past six years, and the industry has shown no signs of slowing. But not only is the mollusk's mighty comeback good for consumers and fishermen — it's also good for waterways. Jimmy Parks, longtime chef and owner of the Butcher Station in Winchester, Va., says the way we eat oysters has changed in the past decade.


James Morrison

I'm a national award-winning broadcast reporter with a decade of experience working in radio and podcasting. My news reporting has been featured on NPR, Marketplace, The World, Here & Now and other national radio outlets.

I am currently a writer/producer for Smithsonian Institution's flagship podcast Sidedoor.

My previous position was as a field producer covering the 2020 presidential election for the national radio show 1A, which is distributed by NPR.

I have helped launched national podcasts, including the true crime show "Hell and Gone," by iHeartMedia, inc.

Additional podcast credits include:

-Distillations, by the Science History Institute
-Ways & Means, by Duke University
-The MidPod

A podcast I produced about the final hours of the Vietnam War was accepted into the Hearsay International Audio Arts Festival.



  • Audio Editing
  • Reporting
  • Producing Live Shows
  • Anchoring
  • Researching
  • Field Recording
  • Directing