Sarah Lilley

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  • Username: slilley
  • Contributing Producer
  • Role: Producer/Reporter: Independent

Recent Pieces from Sarah Lilley

Caption: Carsten Höller's Mirror Carousel, Singing Canaries Mobile, and Untitled (Slide) at the New Museum in NYC., Credit: New Museum

The Carsten Höller Experience (07:30)
From: Sarah Lilley

Art exhibit, amusement park, or laboratory? You decide.
Caption: Sugarcane Harvester, Credit: Zwelethu Mthethwa, photographer

The Eye of Zwelethu Mthethwa (06:05)
From: Sarah Lilley

Since the 1994 demise of South Africa's apartheid system, photography in that country has taken on a new freedom, and a new meaning. It has evolved out of a milieu of ...
Caption: Fold.It screen shot

Crowd-sourcing Biological Solutions Through Gaming (06:17)
From: Sarah Lilley

A web-based video game called FoldIt uses crowd-sourcing in the hopes of solving some very big -- er, tiny -- biological problems.
Caption: Nautilus

Biomimicry (06:25)
From: Sarah Lilley

Designers, engineers and corporations around the world have begun seriously to study Evolution's most successful problem-solving strategies in nature, figuring that a track ...
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Warning Signs (06:04)
From: Sarah Lilley

Nuclear waste will be with us for thousands of years. But the signs we use to warn people about its location will likely have to change.
Caption: Greeting card writer David Ellis Dickerson

Greeting Cards (05:35)
From: Sarah Lilley

Greeting card writer David Ellis Dickerson explains the art of the card.
Caption: Library of Dust, Canister 1454, Credit: David Maisel, photographer

The Library of Dust (06:51)
From: Sarah Lilley

Photographer David Maisel's project "Library of Dust" proves there is life after death, in vivid color.
Caption: Mary Quant, as styled by Vidal Sassoon

Vidal Sassoon: Inspired by Architecture (03:31)
From: Sarah Lilley

In this evergreen single-voice portrait, renowned hair designer Vidal Sassoon discusses one of his greatest artistic inspirations with charm and intimacy.

About Me

A reckless listener from an early age, Sarah Lilley grew up in Philadelphia and spent most of fourth grade under the covers listening to CBS Radio Mystery Theater. Graduating with a degree in Music from the University of California at Berkeley, she moved to New York City and worked in production and marketing at such distinguished and adventurous music institutions as the American Composers Orchestra, Bang on a Can and Nonesuch Records, before embarking on a freelance career in radio. A Contributing Producer of arts and science features to Public Radio International‘s “Studio 360” since 2002, Lilley was a member of the team that produced the 2004 Peabody-Award-winning program “American Icon: Moby Dick“. In addition, she oversaw the launch of their “Science & Creativity” series (funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation), to which she remains a regular contributor. She has produced work for WNYC / New York Public Radio, KPCC / Southern California Public Radio, American Public Media‘s “Weekend America“, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and WFUV New York. For the company Acoustiguide, Lilley wrote, produced — and frequently voiced — museum audio tours, including several at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Her tour “Uncommon Commentary” at the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, TX, won the 2007 Gold MUSE award, the top media prize from the American Alliance of Museums. Lilley lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Work Experience

Contributing Producer at PRI's Studio 360 / WNYC New York Public Radio,  January 2002 - Present

Previously Aired On

PRI's Studio 360, WNYC New York Public Radio, CBC, APM's Weekend America, KPCC, WFUV


University of California at Berkeley, BA in Music


  • MUSE Award - Gold, For Acousiguide, Sarah Lilley produced an audio tour for Austin's Blanton Museum of Art, entitled "Uncommon Commentary", which placed gold in the MUSE Award., 2007
  • Peabody Award, Sarah Lilley was part of Studio 360's team which received the Peabody Award for an hour-long special on Melville's Moby-Dick, as part of a series entitled "American Icons"., 2004