About Us

Hug House Productions is a podcast production collective made up of three queer friends: Anne Baird, Katie Youmans, and Wil Williams.

Hug House Productions is currently producing:

  • Scoring Magic, a documentary about the process of making an audio drama
  • VALENCE, that very audio drama, an urban fantasy fiction podcast
  • HEXADEC, an anthology podcast with episodes based on colors
  • and more coming soon!

Hug House also provides consultations for every stage of podcast production, including pre-production and marketing, finance and operations, and the content itself.

The wonderful David Rheinstom (host of Radio Drama Revival) wrote, composed, and performed the Hug House Productions Jingle, “Meowmeow”, which can also be found on his Soundcloud.

The Hug House Productions Jingle, “Meowmeow”, by David Rheinstrom

Mission Statement

Hug House’s goal in coming together and creating podcasts is to bring stories to the world that feature and spotlight queer characters and artists, as well as those from other marginalized groups. In telling these stories, Hug House also seeks to educate people about the reality of and process that goes into creating these types of stories so that others may learn from our successes and our follies as they bring their own experiences and stories to the wonderful medium of podcasts.

wil williams

Chief Executive Officer

Wil Williams is a podcast critic and journalist based in the barren nightmare wastelands of Phoenix. Scoring Magic is Wil’s third podcast about podcasts, because she is a parody of herself. The others are Tuned In, Dialed Up, a conversation show about the podcast industry, and Radio Drama Revival, an audio drama spotlight and interview show. Wil Williams writes reviews for Polygon, The AV Club’s Podmass, Spotify for Podcasters, Discover Pods, her own publication, and more.



anne baird

Chief Operating Officer

Anne Baird is a certified mathematics nerd and business enthusiast, spending her days managing operations for a real estate investment company at her home on the Jersey Shore and most of her evenings in sessions for any one of several tabletop RPG campaigns. With Scoring Magic and VALENCE under her belt, and now managing the marketing for Radio Drama Revival, Anne has jumped head first into podcasting and has no intention of slowing down.



katie youmans

Chief Creative Officer

Katie Youmans is tired all the time, but has not let that stop her yet. She is currently based in Maryland, where she spends her days writing for engineers and her nights listening to podcasts, moving her cat off of the keyboard, and writing things that are meant to make others cry, but end up making her cry too. You can find her on Twitter, or somewhere in standstill traffic on I-495 screaming into an uncaring universe.



Podcast Movement: Evolutions 2020

Anne will be attending Podcast Movement: Evolutions 2020 from February 12th to 15th, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.


Anne, Katie, and Wil will be attending Podcast Movement 2020 from August 5th to 8th, 2020 in Dallas, Texas.