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Joe Decault

Joe DeCeault

Senior Podcast Producer

Joe DeCeault is an award-winning producer and senior producer of podcasts for WBEZ.

Joe started at WBEZ in 2002 as a volunteer, then as an intern. Following that, he produced music shows, talk programming segments and weekend specials. He produced music and art segments, and worked with contributors for our former morning show, Eight Forty-Eight. Later, he worked on our midday talk programs, The Morning Shift and The Afternoon Shift, where he produced live music, film, technology and culture segments. Joe also provides production and editorial assistance to Filmspotting, a radio version of the popular weekly film discussion podcast that airs Friday and Saturday nights on WBEZ. Prior to joining WBEZ, Joe was station manager and music director at Triton College’s radio station, WRRG 88.9 FM, where he also taught radio.

Protesters take to the streets of Chicago after officials release the a video of Officer Jason Van Dyke fatally shooting Laquan McDonald. Critics attack the mayor and police department. A federal investigation finds a pattern of abuse by Chicago officers.
As the state and the city take new steps to reopen life during COVID-19, we’re releasing our last episode of Life Interrupted, a weekly series about daily life in Chicago during the pandemic. On this last episode, we meet Kate Huffman, a sixth generation farmer. Despite the economic uncertainty right now, she says farmers will come through.
In today’s episode of Life Interrupted: Deanna Othman looks forward to sharing meals with friends and family during Ramadan. Now, she’s relying on faith to get her through isolation.
Life Interrupted is a new weekly series from Curious City about daily life in Chicago during the pandemic. In today’s episode, as their daughter treats COVID-19 patients in intensive care, Suzie and Bob Pschirrer wonder if military families feel the same mix of pride and fear.