Meet The Team

Life, Listened is proud to feature a diverse team of talented podcast personalities. Get to know them on this page, or visit individual podcast pages for more information about each show’s hosts.

PRINCIPALS

Meagan Francis, Founder + CEO

Meagan Francis is a published author, content marketer, radio personality, and mother of five kids (ages 8-19). She lives in Southwest Michigan. After a decade of magazine writing and professional blogging, Meagan created the Life, Listened podcast network to bring together shows and hosts around the theme of living a life you love. In addition to co-hosting The Mom Hour podcast, she co-hosts the Jonny & Meagan Mornings show on Southwest Michigan’s 98.3 The Coast.

Sarah Powers, Creative Director

Sarah Powers is a parenting writer, editor, and digital media manager. She lives in Southern California with her husband and three kids (ages 4, 6 and 8). Sarah writes essays and articles for national outlets like The Washington Post, Scary Mommy, The Huffington Post, Babble and more. Sarah joined Meagan as an editor and project manager in 2012 and currently oversees all editorial and digital content for Life, Listened, as well as co-hosting The Mom Hour podcast.

Katie Addiss, Digital Content Assistant / Sponsorship Coordinator

As resident new mom, Katie (left photo above, with Sarah and Meagan) likes to think that she strikes a good balance between Sarah’s attention to detail and Meagan’s big ideas. She can never say no to a good deal, a latte, or a Netflix marathon and her dream playdates involve coffee and don’t interfere with nap schedules. Katie appears monthly on a segment of The Mom Hour in which she reminds Sarah of the good, the bad, and the smelly aspects of early parenting. She also blogs for Anaheim Moms Blog and is on an extended leave from teaching high school English.

Jonny Reinhardt, Sound Engineer

Jonny Reinhardt (right photo above, with Meagan) is co-host of Jonny & Meagan Mornings at 98.3 The Coast and provides sound engineering and technical audio support for all shows in the Life, Listened network, which means he listens to all of our voices more than anyone should have to. Jonny studied Technical Theatre at Southwestern Michigan College and lives in Berrien Springs, Michigan.

PODCAST HOSTS

New shows and co-hosts for Fall 2017 will be announced soon. Check back for updates!

 

KIRSTEN DUNLAP and GRAHAM SMITH, best friends of 20 years and co-hosts of The Home Hour podcast, are passionate about helping moms create welcoming homes and gracious living spaces.

KAREN WALROND is a photographer, speaker and best-selling author. Her new podcast, Make Light, will launch August 2017. Her second book, Make Light: Stories of Bright Sparks, Slow Burns and Thriving Out Loud, will be released November 1, 2017, and is available for preorder now.