About

History of Podsquad
LA Podsquad started in late 2005 over a casual neighborhood lunch in Los Angeles. Founders Laurel Moglen and Apryl Lundsten saw an exciting opportunity to blend traditional journalistic/documentary-style storytelling with innovative marketing and cutting-edge technology. LA Podsquad was born!

Since then, LA Podsquad has earned a reputation for producing high-end, sophisticated, and innovative podcasts and online media content. Our clients include:

• Travelocity
• Bon Appetit Magazine
• California State Parks Foundation
• PBS Kids
• Norton Simon Museum
• Forum for Urban Design
• Las Vegas Convention and Visitor’s Authority
• Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism

We’ve also been featured in The New York Times, Lucky Magazine, The Borrego Sun, and the book “Slackonomics.”

Who We Are

Apryl Lundsten comes to podcasting via a degree in screenwriting from the USC School of Cinema-Television and over twelve years experience as a journalist, radio reporter/producer and web developer. Her writing has been featured in pop culture, business, tech, teen, women’s, men’s, lifestyle, travel and entertainment magazines — including Sunset, PBS Kids, ElleGirl, TV Guide, Maxim and more. Radio work includes feature reporting and producing for the public radio business program ‘Marketplace’ and the personal finance program ‘Marketplace Money’ — both shows air on National Public Radio and have 7 million regular listeners. She’s also done commentary for NPR’s ‘All Things Considered’ and written five non-fiction tween/teen books for Scholastic, American Girl, and Penguin Publishing. While at USC, Apryl built websites and created podcasts before they were called “podcasts.” Producing online content combines all of her writing, producing, technology and radio skills. Plus, she’s always on the hunt for a great story.

Laurel Moglen graduated from UCLA with a degree in history. She’s produced and reported for NPR-affiliated KCRW and KPCC on the national and local award-winning programs, “To the Point,” “Which Way, LA?,” “Talk of the City,” and “Marketplace Money”. Over the years she’s interviewed hundreds of guests ranging from independent rock musicians to politicians. She’s also an award-winning filmmaker, winning Best Short and other honors for her film “Call Waiting.” Before working in radio, Laurel was a theatre, television, and film actress, working with Anthony Hopkins, Alfred Molina, and Jack Black. Laurel found that combining the research, technology, and production skills she learned from public radio with the qualities of empathy, listening, and storytelling she learned from acting were a great fit with podcast production.

Also on the Podsquad team are a highly-skilled group of producers, reporters, videographers, editors, sound engineers and IT folks.