About Us

Talkhouse is a media company and outlet for musicians, actors, filmmakers, and others in their respective fields. Artists write essays and criticism from firsthand perspectives, speak one-on-one with their peers via the Talkhouse Podcast and Talkhouse Live events, and offer readers and listeners unique insight into creative work of all genres and generations. In short— Talkhouse is writing and conversations about music and film, from the people who make them.


2017 Webby Award Honoree (Podcasts & Digital Audio)

“A Must-Listen Podcast” – Entertainment Weekly

Talkhouse is the best place to find new album reviews written by actual recording artists… podcast is audio proof that it is possible to start off as a fan and end up a friend.” – AV Club

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Josh Modell, Executive Editor

Josh Modell began his writing career with vicious critiques of his grade school’s cafeteria food, for which he won zero Pulitzers. Fresh out of high school, he managed one of the finest independent record stores in the country (RIP Atomic Records), promoted lots of concerts, and published a music ‘zine (RIP Milk Magazine). From 2000-2018, he worked in various editorial capacities for The A.V. Club, from copy boy to editor-in-chief to editorial director of the whole Onion Inc. empire. He has also had bylines in SPIN, Rolling Stone, Magnet, Vulture, and the Shorewood Herald, which published his prizewinning ($15) “spooky story” in seventh grade. He once sang live-band karaoke with Sting and, maybe in the same year, failed to reciprocate a really cool handshake offered by Dr. Dre.


josh [at] thetalkhouse dot com

Elia Einhorn, Talkhouse Podcast Host and Producer

Elia Einhorn has overseen the Talkhouse Podcast since they launched in 2014. He is also a host and producer for Pitchfork Radio, as well as the curator for Pitchfork’s 2017 In Sight Out series at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Elia throws the monthly-ish Brooklyn-based Brit music party ‘This Is Britain!, which has seen featured DJ sets from members of The Smiths, LCD Soundsystem, Battles, and more. He was the frontman of the critically acclaimed indie-punk band The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir (Bloodshot Records) and is the songwriter/producer for the new collaborations-based project Fashion Brigade. His music has been heard on TV shows such as Gossip Girl and The OC, on networks like Nickelodeon and Comedy Central, and in Off Broadway musicals in Times Square. Elia is a Webby-honored podcast producer and Audie-nominated audiobook engineer, and in 2016, Pitchfork Radio was shortlisted for Best Station in Online Radio Awards. He’s studied under Terry Riley, covered Neil Diamond’s “Porcupine Pie” live with Ben Gibbard and John Roderick, and once starred in a Belle & Sebastian video. Follow his antics on Instagram at @eliaeinhorn.


elia [at] the talkhouse dot com

Nick Dawson, Editor-in-chief, Talkhouse Film & TV

Nick Dawson is the author of the 2009 book Being Hal Ashby: Life of a Hollywood Rebel, the first biography of Hal Ashby, and he edited Hal Ashby: Interviews and Dennis Hopper: Interviews for University Press of Mississippi’s “Conversations with Filmmakers” series. His audio commentary can be heard on the Criterion Collection’s disc of Ashby’s Harold and Maude. Dawson was formerly the Managing Editor at Filmmaker magazine and Associate Editor at the Focus Features website. Born and raised in Scotland, he now lives in Brooklyn with his wife, daughter and three cats. He is arguably best known for being hospitalized at Sundance 2013 with kidney stones.

nick [at] the talkhouse dot com

Keenan Kush, Director of Operations

Keenan Kush is a lifelong music and radio fan. After enrolling at NYU, he spent all his free time at the radio station WNYU. He’s created several podcasts, occasionally still guest hosts at WNYU, and has most recently worked at WNYC.


keenan [at] the talkhouse dot com

Annie Fell, Senior Editor

Annie Fell is a New York-based editor, writer, and boy about town. Her work has been published in Slutever, Vice, and Pitchfork.


annie [at] the talkhouse dot com

Mark Yoshizumi, Talkhouse Podcast Chief Engineer and Co-Producer

Mark Yoshizumi has been a music engineer and producer for fifteen years. In addition to working with countless musicians on dozens of records, Mark has contributed to many podcasts, serves as Chief Engineer at Pitchfork Radio, and teaches music and music tech, most recently at SAE Institute. He cares about social justice and vegetarianism, but swears he’s not a hippie.


markyoshi [at] gmail dot com

Ian Wheeler, Co-Founder & Publisher

Ian Wheeler is the Co-Founder and Publisher of Talkhouse. Some of his first experience in the entertainment industry was writing about music for alt-weeklies Charleston City Paper and Athens, GA’s The Flagpole. He soon began managing bands and eventually co-founded Partisan Records, which led to a desire to improve the art criticism ecosystem and became the impetus for Wheeler and business partner Tim Putnam to start Talkhouse. To this day, he still apologizes for his early attempts to write about music and art, and now leaves that to the musicians and artists themselves.


ian [at] the talkhouse dot com