Our team

Melon Media is a podcast production company based in Athens, Greece. We produce high quality news, entertainment, and branded podcasts. Our founders were the first to bring podcasting to Greece. We strive to serve our audience with exceptional content.

Katerina Bakogianni

Katerina Bakogianni

Katerina wears headphones whenever she walks, runs, or drives; so, all the time. She never misses an episode of “This American Life” which reminds her of her beloved Chicago, where she went to school. She dreams that people will one day listen to Melon Media’s podcasts in the same way, including her Greek American relatives in the other side of the Atlantic.Before getting into podcasts, she worked for large Greek newspapers and TV channels. Together with Lefteris she is cofounder at Melon Media, and head of production.

Lefteris Charitos

Lefteris first discovered podcasts many years ago, while travelling in France, Canada, and Japan filming his first documentary, “Dolphin Man”. He now listens to podcasts while cooking in his apartment kitchen in Athens. He is a director of international film productions, a professor, and Iraklis’s dad. Most will recognise him as the director of the popular Greek TV series “Agries Melisses” (Wild Bees). Together with Katerina, he cofounder at Melon Media and the artistic director in all productions.

Lefteris Haritos

Evangelos Makris

Evangelos Makris

Evangelos is our chief sound designer. Nothing gets published by Melon Media without Evangelos listening to it first. He has a master’s degree in sound design from Bath Spa University in the UK. He believes that sound without picture cultivates the imagination.

Dimitris Kokovidis

Dimitris is a sound designer and music producer. He has loved sound since he was a kid and started out as a DJ while still in school. He studied audio engineering and production at SAE Athens and then discovered podcasts. Other than working on sound, he likes walks in the countryside.

Dimitris Kokovidis

Apostolos Staikos

Apostolos Staikos

Apostolos is a journalist. He studied Archaeology, Political Science, and Television Journalism in the United Kingdom. He has worked for Greek public broadcasting and now works for Euronews. He travels a lot, enjoys good wine, and appreciates spontaneous people. He is afraid of routines and remaining stationary. He was born in Thessaloniki and grew up in Larissa. Many years later, Athens is still trying to love him.

George Sarantinos

George is a sound designer and audio post producer. In addition to podcasting, he works in television and film. He studied audio and music technology at the University of York in the UK.

George Sarantinos

George Filippopoulos

George Filippopoulos

George watches analytics for all Melon podcasts. He studied mathematics and philosophy at Durham University in the United Kingdom and is still desperately looking for a way to combine them. He grew up in Athens but lives in the countryside with two dogs and a cat

Louisa Ηatzigeorgiou

Louisa transcribes interviews for all our podcasts. She studies chemistry at the University of Patras. She has been a Guide for many years and has learned the value of respect, cooperation, and friendship.

Louisa Ηatzigeorgiou

Konstantina Kappou

Konstantina Kappou

Konstantina is a web developer and marketeer. She is responsible for Melon Media’s website updates and support and manages the company’s social media with Stathis. Konstantina studied at the Athens University of Economics and Business. She lives in Athens, travels a lot, and is seriously considering becoming a digital nomad.

Stathis Katopodis

Stathis is a web designer and marketeer. He designs all the visuals for Melon Media and manages its social media accounts along with Konstantina. Stathis studied at the Athens University of Economics and Business and is currently working in Gender Equality research. He prefers working at 16°C, and this is something his colleagues do not really enjoy.

Stathis Katopodis