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Chioke I'Anson

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Dr. Chioke I'Anson is a philosopher, podcaster and founding Director of Community Media at the VPM+ICA Community Media Center at the Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Since 2016, he has been NPR's national underwriting voice for digital downloads and newscasts, placing his voice among the most heard voices of NPR.

I'Anson taught Africana philosophy as Assistant Professor of African American Studies, and podcasting as Assistant Professor of Media Production. His current work revolves around public media pedagogy. He is the founder of Levels Up Academy, a summer intensive for young adults that teaches podcast skills, and RESONATE Podcast Festival, an annual gathering of producers and beginners that focuses on community and the craft of storytelling.

I'Anson has worked as a producer for BackStory with the American History Guys and the AIR Media Finding America Project UnMonumental. His podcast pilot, Do Over, made it to the top ten of Radiotopia's Podquest and also secured entry into NPR's first Annual Story Lab.

Currently, I'Anson is working on a translated audiobook project called Sonorous, and a humanities podcast about overlooked ideas from the black radical tradition called Slept On Theory. He is also producing a podcast art audiobook due out Fall 2023. I'Anson went to FAMU for undergrad and has a PhD in philosophy from the University of South Florida.