The Shatterproof Speaker Series: Lemonada Media

September 2020 - 

Stephanie Wittels Wachs | Chief Creative Officer, Lemonada Media

Stephanie Wittels Wachs is co-founder of Lemonada Media, a podcast network that shares the unfiltered version of the human experience. She co-created and hosts Last Day, Lemonada's award-nominated flagship show that confronts massive epidemics with humor, compassion, and a quest for progress. Wittels Wachs is the author of best-selling book Everything Is Horrible and Wonderful: A Tragicomic Memoir of Genius, Heroin, Love, and Loss, called “a powerful debut” by Kirkus. A reputable theater director and well-known voice actor appearing in countless anime series and movies, she now sits on the Board of Directors of Rec Room Arts, a performance space and national artist-residency program she co-founded in memory of her late brother, Parks & Recreation writer-producer-comedian Harris Wittels. She co-founded Lemonada Media with Jessica Cordova Kramer, because, Wittels Wachs says, “Community is a life jacket.” 

Jessica Cordova Kramer | Chief Executive Officer, Lemonada Media

Jessica Cordova Kramer is co-founder of Lemonada Media. She's served as executive producer of the Pod Save the People podcast, which has won multiple Webby awards. Cordova Kramer began her professional career as a Wall Street lawyer who moonlighted on pro bono domestic-violence and refugee cases, and worked for Teach For America and Teach For All for more than a decade. More recently, has been the Board Chair for Green Card Voices, an immigrant storytelling organization. Cordova Kramer lost her brother Stefano to a long battle with addiction, subsequently co-creating Lemonada with Stephanie Wittels Wachs. Its goal is, she says, “to make shows that help people get out of bed in the morning, that help people deal with the hardest things in their lives.”

Learn more about Lemonada Media Here