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Colin McNulty

Colin McNulty

Senior Podcast Producer

Colin McNulty is an award-winning documentary maker and senior producer of podcasts for WBEZ. 

Colin studied anthropology at Loyola University Chicago, then earned a master’s degree in sociology and media at the London School of Economics. While living in London, he stumbled into the independent production company, Whistledown Productions. Across five years, he produced 50 documentaries and programs/programmes for the BBC on subjects as varied as Rupert Murdoch, the Kennedy Assassination, sexism in the UK police force, the Great Train Robbery, and the future of sex.

Two of Colin’s documentaries won consecutive Third Coast International Audio Festival awards. One was an hour-long documentary about the writer William Burroughs, narrated by Iggy Pop. “Burroughs at 100” won Director’s Choice in 2014 and was aired in its entirety on This American Life in 2015.  The other was a montage documentary about spacewalking, featuring four astronauts and the Oscar-winning sound editor of the film Gravity. “Sounds Up There” won Silver at Third Coast in 2015. Colin has also produced for WFMT, NPR, Beats 1, and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Originally from Cleveland, Colin resides in the Chicago neighborhood of Andersonville, happily nestled between Vietnam and Sweden, with his wife Alice. 

Recent Stories

Motive

Episode 10: Mother's Day

Motive is a true crime podcast hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Frank Main, with original reporting from the Chicago Sun-Times.

Motive

Episode 9: Batman On The West Side

Motive is a true crime podcast hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Frank Main, with original reporting from the Chicago Sun-Times.

Motive

Episode 8: T.J. Jimenez Vs. The City Of Chicago

Motive is a true crime podcast hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Frank Main, with original reporting from the Chicago Sun-Times.

Motive

Episode 7: Inmate K51114

Motive is a true crime podcast hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Frank Main, with original reporting from the Chicago Sun-Times.

Motive

Episode 6: Mousey Is Dead

Motive is a true crime podcast hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Frank Main, with original reporting from the Chicago Sun-Times.

Motive

Episode 5: The Fairytale Ending

Motive is a true crime podcast hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Frank Main, with original reporting from the Chicago Sun-Times.

Motive

Episode 4: What Really Happened At The Honey Baked Ham

Motive is a true crime podcast hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Frank Main, with original reporting from the Chicago Sun-Times.

Motive

Episode 3: A Boy Enters And A Man Leaves

Motive is a true crime podcast hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Frank Main, with original reporting from the Chicago Sun-Times.

Motive

Episode 2: Violated Into The PeeWees

Motive is a true crime podcast hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Frank Main, with original reporting from the Chicago Sun-Times.

Motive

Episode 1: A Shooting From A Mercedes

Motive is a true crime podcast hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Frank Main, with original reporting from the Chicago Sun-Times.

Motive

Trailer: 'Motive,' A New Podcast From WBEZ And The Chicago Sun-Times

New from WBEZ Chicago, 'Motive' is a true crime podcast hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Frank Main of the Chicago Sun-Times.

Public Official A

Part 6: I Talk Too Much

The evidence is presented and President Donald Trump becomes ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's last hope.

Public Official A

Part 5: Treat Me Nice

With almost everyone believing that he was guilty, ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich fought back on national TV.

Public Official A

Part 4: The Tapes

The FBI recorded Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's phone calls for almost six weeks. What they heard shocked them.

Public Official A

Part 3: Rod Likes To Run

Who is Rod Blagojevich? A retail politician who was great at working a room. But his obsession with climbing the ladder brought him down.

Public Official A

Part 2: It's A Family Business

The trouble started soon after Rod Blagojevich became Governor of Illinois. A federal investigation began and a powerful political family tore itself apart.

Public Official A

Part 1: Spare The Rod

After Gov. Rod Blagojevich was arrested, he got a 14-year prison sentence. Under President Trump, there's a chance he will get out early.

Public Official A

Preview: Public Official A

Remember when the governor of Illinois supposedly tried to sell President Obama’s Senate seat? Or, how the same ex-governor got a “You’re fired” from Donald Trump on 'The Celebrity Apprentice'? New from WBEZ Chicago, 'Public Official A' uncovers the rise and fall of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. How he did whatever it took to reach the top. The trail of destruction left in his wake. And how the complexities, charisma, and tragic flaws of this public official resonate today. The first episode comes out Jan. 18, 2019.

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Obama BONUS: The Decision

In 2007, Barack Obama announced his presidential run. Hear how he came to that decision in this ‘Making Obama’ extra.

Making Beyoncé

Obama 6: Yes We Can!

Barack Obama burst onto the national stage during his U.S. Senate run. Hear how ambition and luck propelled him to Washington.

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