Darlington School: Episode 46: A Chat with Dan Powell ('08) 
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Episode 46: A Chat with Dan Powell (’08)

February 24, 2022 | 257 views

Welcome to Episode 46 of The Darlington Podcast! 

In this episode, Carson Raymond, director of major gifts, chats with Dan Powell ('08), whose podcast "Archive 81" recently became the #1 trending show on Netflix in its screen adaptation. Powell shares about his Darlington experience as the child of longtime faculty member David Powell and his winding career journey in the audio and sound industry.

Carson Raymond has served as director of major gifts since 2019 and spends much of his time on the road visiting with alumni, listening to their stories, and sharing news about what's going on at Darlington today. He is often featured as the host of Darlington Connects episodes of The Darlington Podcast. Carson's previous roles at Darlington, from 2010-2012, included teaching Upper School Spanish, coaching soccer, and working with the residential program. 

Dan Powell is a New York City-based audio engineer, sound designer and composer. He currently works at The New York Times audio team as a Senior Sound Designer & Composer, where he helps lead original scoring and sound design efforts for its growing collection of newsroom podcasts, including The Daily. He is also the co-creator of "Archive 81", a fiction podcast that has been adapted into a Netflix original series. Dan graduated from Darlington in 2008 and attended Syracuse University, where he graduated with a B.A. in English.

About Darlington Connects:Darlington Connects

Every member of the Darlington Community has countless Darlington connections, especially in the work world. By supporting each other's careers and life goals, we are better connecting our students, alumni, parents, parents of alumni, and grandparents.

  • Share more about your career in a Darlington Connects spotlight on our website or social media
  • Lend your expertise to a current student or recent graduate
  • Connect with others in your field or your geographic area via our Alumni Directory or our Darlington Connects group on LinkedIn
  • Volunteer to be one of our guest speakers at Career Day

Click here to read more about how to get involved in Darlington Connects and email connect@darlingtonschool.org with questions.  


The Darlington Podcast is a collaboration between the communication and advancement teams, and is hosted by various members of the school community. Episodes are released each Thursday morning and available on most podcast platforms (search for The Darlington Podcast in your podcast player). Once new episodes are posted, you'll also be able to find them at www.darlingtonschool.org/podcast. Please subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts so that you'll get the latest episode each week! 

The Darlington Podcast intro music was written and performed by Elliot Luitwieler ('22) and Kathryn Davidson ('22). Carson Raymond, director of major gifts, lends his voice, and editing and production is handled by Maddie Fox, content manager.

If you have ideas for future episodes or have any questions about The Darlington Podcast, please email communications@darlingtonschool.org