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Paul R. Linde, MD, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the UCSF School of Medicine, is the author of two nonfiction books – “Of Spirits and Madness:  An American Psychiatrist in Africa” (McGraw-Hill, 2002), and “Danger to Self:  On the Front Line with an ER Psychiatrist” (University of California Press, 2010). He also created, produced, and hosted the weekly program “Health, Mind, and Body” for KALW, a San Francisco public radio station, between 2002 and 2004.  He is a member of the San Francisco Castro Creative Writer’s Cooperative aka “The Coop”.  This is his first foray into podcasting.

Darya Mead, currently a Managing Producer at HairToStay and Travel and Lifestyle Writer for various online and print outlets, first worked in media as an intern at the Village Voice in NYC.  She wrote and produced national travel content for network and cable TV in San Francisco for many years and was part of the Executive Team at Triporati. Photo and video shoots have taken her around the world.  Darya has also worked as a producer at Tech TV.  A recent stint in advertising added to her production repertoire. Her current work includes a mixture of travel, health and wellness, food, and parenting content.  She contributes frequently to Roam Family Travel, the San Mateo Daily Journal, and Medium. The HippieDocs project is a perfect synergy for her experience, talents and interests.


Savannah Melson is a Sound Designer and Audio Editor based in San Francisco, California.  She holds an Associate's Degree in Humanities as well as Certificates in Sound Design and Sound Recording.  Her work consists of editing podcasts and as an SFX Designer and Boom operator for the past two years. 

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