Welcome to sound motives studio.

We produced work for a bunch of great companies.

We make podcasts audiences love.
Your vision, our expertise.

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Sound Motives studio began in 2017, producing podcasts and series for The Guardian, The Economist, The Telegraph, EY, Scuderia Alpha Tauri and WeTransfer.

We’ve developed podcasts and pilots for The Guardian, Apple Music and Spotify.

We’ve led innovative audio tech projects for The Financial Times/Microsoft and The Guardian/Google.

We’ve helped existing podcasts uplift their productions, improve production workflows, and align purpose with the needs of the audience. 

And we can it for you too.

– Dave O’Donnell, Founder

If you'd like to get in touch, please do.

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The Guardian Voice Lab – Year In Review

As previously discussed in an early blog post, in late October I began a 6 month contract at The Guardian's Voice Lab, fulfilling the role of editorial lead/audio producer within a 4-person software-focused team (alongside a product lead, a programmer and an UX...

The Guardian Voice Lab

At the end of October I was offered a role working on a new initiative from The Guardian developing audio content for Google's Home smart speaker and Google Assistant. Guardian News & Media is pleased to announce the launch of Guardian Voice Lab - an in-house team...

EY’s The Better Question Podcast

Back in August I started working with the gang over at Atomized Studios (part of Freuds PR). They'd begun producing a podcast series for EY entitled The Better Question, which looks to 'answer the better questions that will help CEOs and other senior executives lead...

Strrr TV – Matthew Plummer Fernandez

In his Strrr episode, Matthew explores the role that algorithms play in everyday life and culture. From their beginnings in the simple animations of the 1970s and 80s, through to the cutting edge neural networks and artificial intelligence of today, Matthew reveals the various ways in which algorithms are playing an increasing central role in our lives.

Technology Intelligence Podcast Series One Review

From February through to the end of May, I produced a six-part podcast series for The Telegraph newspaper, as part of their Technology Intelligence initiative. Working with journalist Harry De Quetteville as host, the series explores the future of technology across...

Strrr TV – Nelly Ben Hayoun

I first met Nelly back in 2016 whilst Worldwide FM was broadcasting from LA, for WeTransfer's 'How We Do LA' event. The day I was due to fly home to London, I spent a fun couple hours wandering around The Museum of Contemporary Art with her and...

Technology Intelligence Podcast: Episode 1 – The Future of Money

In mid-March I was asked to produce a new podcast series for The Telegraph, around a new initiative from the paper, Technology Intelligence. Technology Intelligence is a major new journalism initiative from the Telegraph. Our mission is to chronicle for our audience...

Strrr TV – Marie Jacotey

Back in February I headed down to Bermondsey to shoot another episode of Strrr TV with french illustrator Marie Jacotey. Check the episode here! Marie Jacotey is a London-based, French artist, whose work has established her as an enduring and charming presence on the...