Justin Richmond has a B.A. in Philosophy from UC Berkeley and a master’s degree from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. He began his career as an intern for The Tavis Smiley Show and Smiley & West. Later he became a producer for NPR’s flagship program Morning Edition and its accompanying podcast, Up First, before becoming an Arts Reporter for NPR. Presently he’s Lead Producer (and occasional host) of the music podcast Broken Record with writer Malcolm Gladwell, New York Times editor Bruce Headlam and music producer—and Def Jam co-founder—Rick Rubin.