Hosted by Paul Salvatori and Jordan Randall, The Dark Room is a podcast exploring the strange and controversial, while promoting public dialogue and debate on often misunderstood lifestyles, cultures, and worldviews. Guests are invited, without bias or judgment, to share unusual personal stories or points of view; audiences, by the same token, are asked to consider them with an open-mind and arrive at their own conclusions about them. In a spirit similar to documentary film, The Dark Room illuminates realities often considered “dark” or taboo, without (despite Paul and Jordan’s reflections on the show) taking a final moral or definitive stance.
Content within the The Dark Room podcast or its additional media does not reflect the personal views or beliefs of the hosts or crew of The Dark Room.
Paul Salvatori is producer and co-host of The Dark Room. He holds a PhD in philosophy, from the University of Ottawa, and likes to think he is putting it to good use on the show—asking guests about what they take to be obvious intrigues and often confuses Paul. Outside The Dark Room, Paul is a longtime reggae lover and musician and plans one day, after some coffee, to sing on the show. Learn more about Paul here.
Jordan Randall is co-host, co-creator, and editor of The Dark Room. A true global citizen, Jordan has visited some of the strangest parts of the world, was born in Saudi Arabia, lived in England, and grew up in southern Spain, offering him an opportune perspective of various lifestyles and cultures. His accolades stretch over various mediums as an award-winning filmmaker, multi-insturmentalist and documentarian. To find out more about Jordan’s creative endeavours, check out his website at jordanrandall.com
Robyn Lewis is producer and website manager for The Dark Room, and is fairly convinced the show would never have come to fruition without her ability to keep the hosts’ creative genius on task. When she’s not learning how to make the cast better, she’s playing Scrabble, sampling craft beer, and working in a library. Though, as she lives with a (practically) feral cat, the majority of her time is actually spent dodging the deadly advances of one Liu Kang’s claws. Check out her work here.