An intelligent voice in a world of flighty noisemaking

Samples of some of my radio work:


Lisa Simeone visits the elusive "Hon Man" of Baltimore—that's "hon" short for "honey," as in, "How ya doin', hon?" The anonymous urban folk hero has been adding the word "Hon" to the "Welcome to Baltimore" sign on the local highway. We accompany him to the scene of the crime.


Lisa Simeone Fashion Podcast


Lisa visits the National Gallery of Art to walk through an exhibition with curator David Alan Brown. Virtue and Beauty brings together works of art from 15th century Florence depicting artists' ideals of these feminine attributes. Some of the greatest Renaissance portraits from museums all over the world have been brought together for this exhibition — works by Botticelli, Verrocchio, Ghirlandaio, Leonardo, and others.


NPR's Lisa Simeone speaks with French journalist and sometimes musician Marc Telenne about his new CD Songs for Cabriolets. The man who goes by the pseudonym Karl Zero laughs his way through affectionate spoofs of songs from around the world.


Her love poems came from her heart and her life. Host Lisa Simeone talks with poet and biographer Daniel Mark Epstein about his new book, What Lips My Lips Have Kissed: The Loves and Love Poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay.


Office Ethics: Lisa Simeone talks to ethicists Randy Cohen and Thomas Murray about a hypothetical workplace scenario in these anthrax-fearing times.


Host Lisa Simeone talks with NPR's Philip Martin about the UN Conference Against Racism in Durban, South Africa.

The Patients' Bill of Rights is back on the agenda of the U.S. Congress. Host Lisa Simeone speaks with NPR's Health Policy reporter Julie Rovner about the legislation and the disagreements between Capitol Hill and the White House that are preventing the bill from becoming law.

A presidential candidate in Colombia who has been severely critical of the rebel forces, has been kidnapped. Host Lisa Simeone talks about the abduction with reporter Steven Dudley, who is in San Vicente, Colombia.


Host Lisa Simeone visits Le Chateau Exotique, a small shop in New Hope, Pennsylvania, that specializes in corsets. The waist-cinching, bust-enhancing garments of the past are enjoying a resurgence, and they've come out from under. Today's corsets are made of lush, colorful fabrics, and they're meant to be seen.


Lisa Simeone talks with the quirky film director Spike Jonze about his music video for the Fatboy Slim track Weapon of Choice, which has received several MTV Music Video Award nominations. The video features actor Christopher Walken dancing alone through a hotel.

The Bra Report
For most women, a bra is an essential garment. Yet according to manufacturers, some 75-80% of American women are wearing the wrong size. Lisa speaks with saleswomen and customers at lingerie stores to find out where women go wrong. 
Heard on NPR's All Things Considered
June 10, 2000


Steroid Scandal Plagues Top Musicians
Rumors have been circulating for some time that — just like in the world of sports — classical musicians are using performance-enhancing drugs. NPR's Tom Goldman talks to NPR's Lisa Simeone about the speculations. 
Heard on NPR's Performance Today
April 1, 2005
(April Fool's Day report)


Bachelor Party
Ah, the age-old American tradition -- men get drunk, visit a strip club or have a stripper visit them, smoke cigars, and embarrass each other. Harmless fun? Or, is something more sinister and divisive lurking behind these boyish bonding sessions? Producer (and weekly SOUNDPRINT host) Lisa Simeone takes a look at this pre-wedding ritual.


Strippers: Thinly Veiled
Host Lisa Simeone takes us inside the mysterious and strangely complex world of "exotic dancers." In candid interviews, these women talk about the decisions that led them into this line of work and the obligations that keep them there. We'll also go inside the strip club scene, hearing from patrons, proprietors, and protesters.