Deborah Pardes has thrived as an audio host, writer, and producer for over three decades. As VP of Stories and Voices at Swell, Deborah has participated in more than 20K conversations, including serving as the host for conversations with inventors, actors, and thought leaders from around the globe. Deborah is the founder of Artists for Literacy, supported by the California State Library and the participation of A-list artists, including Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie, Tom Waits, and Suzanne Vega. Media coverage has included NPR, BBC, New York Times, and Rolling Stone. She is the co-author of Climbing Out from Under: A Handbook for Heartbreak, available on Amazon. She’s a music composer and producer, with six albums to her name. For more on Deborah, visit her website: www.deborahpardes.com.