Arnaud Robert is a journalist, winner of the Prix Jean Dumur, “the Swiss Pulitzer.” He started his career writing about music for Le Temps, and 1,477 articles later, he’s still there. He also wrote a book about Haiti, directed a documentary about a brass band in Nigeria, and organized an exhibit in Geneva about voodoo.
Aurélie Sfez is a journalist-musician. Or a pianist-author. Or one might say she’s a musicologist-documentarian. She started her adult life with a first place in France’s national piano competition, then went to work in radio, for France Inter. She has also reported on music and is now the force behind Radio Nova’s Adrift, in which every Sunday she takes a “radiophonic stroll, through both a city’s streets and a guest’s own inner-labyrinth.” She’s co-written a book with the lawyer Emmanuel Pierrat: One Hundred Censored Songs.
Silvain Gire is the founder and director of ARTE Radio, the first French podcast and a juke-box for “reporting, witnessing and all sorts of cheeky sounds” which has won all the prizes of the profession (Longueur d’Ondes, Italia, Phonurgia, Europa, Scam). In 2002, he published a short-story collection titled Johnny is Dead, which became true this year. His motto: “Free love listening for all”.