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JONATHAN MITCHELL is a radio producer, composer, and co-creator of The Truth, a radio fiction program from American Public Media. He has contributed a wide range of pieces—documentaries, fictional stories, non-narrated sound collages, and original music— to many public radio programs, including Radiolab, Studio 360, This American Life, Fair Game, The Next Big Thing, Living on Earth, Weekend America, Marketplace, and All Things Considered.

Jonathan composed the music and sound design for two episodes of Nova on PBS (Astrospies and The Spy Factory), and also created parodies of TV commercials heard in the computer games The Sims and The Sims 2. In 2004, he won a Golden Reel Award for Shades of Gray, an hour-long documentary about abortion. He was a member of the team that produced Studio 360's 2004 Peabody Award-winning episode about Moby-Dick, and he worked on the 2010 Peabody, Murrow, and duPont Award-winning radio documentary The Great Textbook War.

Other past clients include WNYC, KQED, WBEZ, PRI, Hearing Voices, Time Magazine, Antenna Audio, Maxis/Electronic Arts,, Candide Media, The Fairmount Park Art Association, and Sirius Satellite Radio.

Jonathan studied music composition at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Mills College. He lives in New York City.