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Darrell Brown

Managing Director

Prior to launching Whats the Story Sounds, Darrell was a busy TV executive producer of documentaries, with a wide range of factual programmes for major broadcasters under his belt. These include films on cases such as the Shannon Matthews disappearance, the coastal-path murders in wales, an investigation into the treatment of child-killer Jon Venables, and investigative episodes for Channel 4’s Dispatches flagship strand.

Darrell has filmed around the world and endeavours to give a unique perspective on factual stories, many of which haven’t been told before.

Sophie Ellis

Creative Director

Before establishing What’s The Story Sounds, Sophie worked in factual television production for 15 years. In telly-land, she developed and produced programmes for the majority of major broadcasters including C4, the BBC, Discovery and Sky, covering a broad range of topics, from criminal law to acid attacks, preventable illnesses in children, and the first all-Muslim girls cricket team. Sophie is also a writer and freelance journalist; her articles have featured in publications including The Guardian, The Independent, Psychologies, and The Sunday Times.

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Calum McCrae


While studying law, Calum came to the realisation that it was the stories, not the advocacy that kept him turning the pages of textbooks. His work at Innocence Projects in the UK and America gave him the opportunity to try and tell these stories through audio. While working with the Justice Gap, he conceived and produced its regular criminal justice podcast. Then, as well as his jaunt into the long form true crime sphere, he produced a series about sustainability and photography for the Prix Pictet, a number of series for a pension company and a podcast all about the future of work. But he's now back and comfortably ensconced in a world that fascinates him: telling compelling human stories.

Jack O'Kennedy


Jack is a multimedia producer from Dublin, Ireland with a particular fondness for all things audio. Before joining What's The Story? Sounds, he spent several years working in the impossibly glamorous world of Irish business journalism, where he produced the shows 'Five Degrees of Change' and 'The Coronavirus Ireland Podcast' for The Business Post.

He hopes one day to make the leap from award nominated to award winning but would settle for never having to explain to his family what podcasts are again.

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Ruth Bader

Development Producer

Ruth has joined What's The Story Sounds from the world of TV Development and Production. She cut her teeth on shows that championed consumer rights, and went on to work on programmes for major UK channels including BBC, ITV, C4, and Channel 5. As a film maker, she's brought the stories of amazing people to life - from pioneers of the refuge movement and bereaved families battling in court, to Holocaust survivors and Falklands War veterans.
Whether it's on the small screen, or through your headphones, she's all about getting to the heart of incredible stories.

Dave Reilly

Social Media Manager

Before joining What’s The Story Sounds, Dave freelanced as a podcast manager, launching a wide range of popular podcasts in collaboration with creators from around the globe. He created podcast shows for a diverse variety of audiences, including categories such as tech news, comedy discussions, motivational self-help, and celebrity interviews.

Although it was the audio work that initially drew him into the podcasting space, he quickly realised his passion for video editing, visual design, and creating short-form social content. Now, his primary focus is to provide engaging social media content to help spread the word about exciting new podcast releases.

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