Taylor Quimby

Senior Producer, Word of Mouth|Outside/In

Taylor Quimby is a member of NHPR’s Creative Production Unit, where he is Senior Producer of the environmental podcast Outside/In, and the serialized true crime podcast Bear Brook. Taylor pitches and produces stories, participates in and coordinates large group edits with other members of his station, and specializes in providing both gimmicky and subtle sound design.  As a musician, Taylor sometimes provides music for various programs and segments, and has written at least one very catchy podcast theme song.

 

Taylor’s stories have aired on NPR’s Here & Now and WBUR’s Only a Game, and his editing chops have been internationally recognized for his work as broadcast producer for the debate program Intelligence Squared U.S..

 

He is best known by his colleagues for his terrible taste in athletic footwear, and trying to convince literally everybody to watch Avatar: The Last Airbender.

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A few dozen Romney supporters are chatting downstairs at Romney HQ after having been told by an apologetic staffer that the main event hall is filled to capacity.  Earlier tonight, a campaign staffer told the press that a SNHU scheduling conflict with FIRST Robotics is the cause of tonight's limited space.

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Political Reporter Josh Rogers listens in to NHPR's special coverage in the press area at Mitt Romney's HQ.

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Jim Bragg, who calls himself Mitt Romney's "button-guy" is downstairs selling Romney campaign buttons, stickers, and blue and pink warm winter hats.  Bragg was selling buttons at the Romney camp in Iowa during the caucus, but says the New Hampshire supporters tonight are much more enthusiastic.  "This is a madhouse here," he says.  

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Supporters of front-runner Mitt Romney are gathering downstairs in the dining hall at Southern New Hampshire University.  All the action will take place upstairs, but it won't be another 30 to 40 minutes before they start admitting the general public.  A group of young staffers say they're very optimistic about Mitt's chances of placing first.

A Tuba Christmas

Dec 22, 2011
Photo by: missgeok

Whether you’re listening to a Glee Christmas, or you’re stuck on Perry Como, whatever paints your peppermint, Christmas music is in the ear – or maybe memory – of the beholder. We spoke to a man who’s Christmas spirit springs not from a specific era, genre, or artist – but from an instrument…the tuba or a euphonium…your pick. A

Naperville Illinois Tuba Christmas

Word of Mouth for 12.17.2011

Dec 17, 2011
(Photo by Elizabeth/Table4Five via Flickr Creative Commons)

Part 1: Auto Paparazzi

(Photo by Zack Ramey via Flickr Creative Commons)

When I read about the New York City Beard Competition on the New York Times's City Room blog, I had to find out more about it...can you blame me? Turns out, Matt Flegenheimer was the guy to call.

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Whisker Wars on IFC

 

Word of Mouth for 12.03.11

Dec 3, 2011
Photo by Tom Maglieri, courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons

PART 1

 “Clean coal,” refers to technologies that reduce heavy metal, carbon and other emissions from the burning of coal. The development of technologies that could, potentially, filter greenhouse gases and store CO2 permanently is moving ahead. “Carbon Sequestration” is an important step in testing the potential of clean coal technology. We spoke with Maggie Koerth-Baker, Science Editor for Boing-Boing; she visited a carbon sequestration demonstration in Alabama.

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There's a Twilight WHAT?

Dec 1, 2011
(Photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/morgnar/4784565610/" target="_blank">Mor Gnar</a> via Flickr Creative Commons)

Our very own Taylor Quimby runs down some of the weirder products inspired by the Twilight franchise.

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Bella's Engagement Ring

Twilight "Manllows"

Twilight (and other really weird) Condoms

Writers on a New England Stage - Chuck Palahniuk

Nov 8, 2011
Photo by <a href="www.ClearEyePhoto.com" target="_blank">David J. Murray</a>) / www.ClearEyePhoto.com

Novelist Chuck Palahniuk of Fight Club fame reads his funny but disturbing short story, Romance, then discusses 12 step programs, Occupy Wall Street, and his latest novel Damned with WoM host Virginia Prescott.  Enlightening conversation - but not for the faint of heart.   This broadcast contains adult material (and censored curse words) that may not be suitable for kids and could be considered offensive to some listeners.

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