Rachel Faulkner Rachel Faulkner is a producer and editor for TED Radio Hour.
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Rachel Faulkner

Rachel Faulkner

Producer/Editor, TED Radio Hour

Rachel Faulkner is a producer and editor for TED Radio Hour.

During her time at NPR, Faulkner has also helped create dozens of TED Radio Hour segments, including a long-form interview on navigating grief and hardship, a look at how family income affects childhood brain development, a conversation on loneliness and human connection and an exploration of outer space and gravitational waves. She also occasionally produces episodes of How I Built This, including fan favorites like The McBride Sisters, Rent The Runway, Bumble and filmmaker Ava DuVernay.

Faulkner is part of the TED Radio Hour team that received a 2018 Webby Award for their Manipulation episode. She also worked as a research assistant for Professor Steven V. Roberts, author of the memoir Cokie: A Life Well-Lived, about his wife (and one of NPR's Founding Mothers) Cokie Roberts.

Faulkner joined NPR in 2016 as an intern. She started producing while finishing college, coming into the office between classes, and joined NPR full-time after finishing her bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications from George Washington University.

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Rosanne Cash Reflects on Her Life and Legacy

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Julia Sweeney: When it's finally time to have "The Talk"

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Marlene Zuk: What humans can learn from the sex lives of insects

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Noah Wilson-Rich: How city habitats help honeybees to thrive

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Carin Bondar: Eggs and the genius of bird moms

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Jacob Collier: The whimsical process of creating art

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Ermias Kebreab: What do seaweed and cow burps have to do with climate change?

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Alberta Williams King (left) with her son, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and daughter-in-law, Coretta Scott King on September 30, 1958. Al Pucci/NY Daily News via Getty Images hide caption

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Anna Malaika Tubbs: The forgotten mothers of civil rights history

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Bill Bernat: How to build a connection with your friends living with depression

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Sara Jones: What stories are missing from the the transracial adoption narrative?

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Diana Adams: How can we provide better care for non-traditional families?

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Steven Johnson: The Past, Present, and Future of the Human Life Span

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Nizar Ibrahim: How did we unearth the largest predator in history?

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Asmeret Asefaw Berhe: How can soil's superpowers help us fight climate change?

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Katrina Spade: Could our bodies help new life grow after we die?

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