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About Dan H. Powell

Composer | The New York Times Company | USA | New York

Dan Powell is a New York City-based audio engineer, sound designer and composer with extensive experience in radio and podcast production. He currently works at The New York Times audio team, where he mixes, sound designs and creates original music for The Daily and other podcasts like Rabbit Hole, Modern Love and The 1619 Project.

Outside of his work at NYT, Dan is also the co-creator of Archive 81, a fiction podcast that is currently being adapted as a Netflix original series. He is also a prolific freelance sound designer and composer whose clients include the BBC, Michael Kors and many other podcasts and public radio shows.

Previously, Dan was a staff engineer for American Public Media, supporting the technical needs of long-running radio shows like Marketplace and The Splendid Table. He also worked at Soundsnap, one of the world’s largest commercial sound libraries, where he was in charge of curating their expansive catalog of sound effects and field recordings from around the world.


Year Project name Client Role
2017 Archive 81 Dead Signals LLC Sound Designer
2016 The Deep Vault Dead Signals LLC Sound Designer
2020 Rabbit Hole The New York Times Sound Designer, Composer, Engineer
2020 Modern Love The New York Times Sound Designer, Composer, Engineer
2019-Present The Daily The New York Times Composer, Engineer


Year School Course
2013 Syracuse University Audio Engineering, English

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