Mariel is a podcast producer and documentary filmmaker. Her passion for telling intimate human stories has taken her into the heart of gang wars in California, the oil fields of North Dakota, and the opioid epidemic in Philadelphia. She directed and produced the award-winning films A Confused War, and Death and Taxidermy. Mariel is the senior producer for Distillations, a podcast that explores the hilarious, strange, and gravely serious intersections of science, culture, and history. The show was named one of the 20 best history podcasts by Oprah Magazine, and one of the best six podcasts for science lovers by Physics Today. Mariel lives in her beloved hometown of Philadelphia.