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United States

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PRX

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The Backstory to Great Radio Storytelling, hosted by Rob Rosenthal, for Transom and PRX.

Language:

English


Episodes

Let The Tape Sing And Other Lessons From A Filmmaker Turned Podcaster - HowSound

7/25/2017
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Filmmaker Tally Abecassis learned a heckuva lot about audio storytelling when she just jumped in the deep end and started producing her podcast "First Day Back." The lessons she learned are useful for any filmmaker thinking of producing audio stories -- and radio producers, too. The post Let The Tape Sing And Other Lessons From A Filmmaker Turned Podcaster appeared first on Transom.

Duration: 00:14:08


A Few Of My Favorite Things - HowSound

7/11/2017
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Irish radio producer Ronan Kelly has a great ear for compelling radio. He plays story DJ on this archive episode of HowSound from 2010. The post A Few Of My Favorite Things appeared first on Transom.

Duration: 00:53:48


Ask Uncomfortable Questions - HowSound

6/27/2017
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I was so nervous talking to Ashley Ahearn the producer of KUOW's new podcast about the environment "terrestrial." I should have been. I asked her about her appearance. The post Ask Uncomfortable Questions appeared first on Transom.

Duration: 00:21:56


Improvisation And Structure - HowSound

6/13/2017
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Sook-Yin Lee describes the combination of improvisation and structure that informs the production of Sleepover, a hit podcast from the CBC. The post Improvisation And Structure appeared first on Transom.

Duration: 00:12:20


Stories That Are Impossible To Pitch - HowSound

5/30/2017
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Sometimes, pitching a story is the last thing you want to do. Just press record and see what happens. Jay Allison is the guest on this episode of HowSound. The post Stories That Are Impossible To Pitch appeared first on Transom.

Duration: 00:19:38


On Interviewing A Racist

5/16/2017
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"Live like the truth is true and go were love has not yet arrived." Words Al Letson of Reveal lives by, especially when interviewing a racist. The post On Interviewing A Racist appeared first on Transom.

Duration: 00:17:37


When A Good Idea For A Podcast Is A Bad Idea For A Podcast

5/2/2017
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Heed Arwen Nicks' warnings. Arwen explains when a good idea for a podcast is really a terrible idea for a podcast. The post When A Good Idea For A Podcast Is A Bad Idea For A Podcast appeared first on Transom.

Duration: 00:26:38


Avoiding Pesky Recording Problems

4/18/2017
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Never say this to yourself: "I'll fix it in the mix." Fixing recording mistakes back in the studio can lead to more problems. Instead, prevent issues before they happen. Rob Byers, from NPR's Training Team has lots of great tips for avoiding basic, pesky recording problems so you don't have to fix it in the mix. The post Avoiding Pesky Recording Problems appeared first on Transom.

Duration: 00:12:28


Dead Mom Talking

4/4/2017
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Rachel Matlow had a head slappingly simple idea: make a conversation out of the interviews she recorded with her mom after her mom died. But, simple it was not. Rachel explains the backstory on her Third Coast award-winning doc. The post Dead Mom Talking appeared first on Transom.

Duration: 00:22:43


Reporting On Whiteness

3/21/2017
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The series "Seeing White" is essential listening. John Biewen reports on whiteness and white people for his podcast "Scene on Radio." The post Reporting On Whiteness appeared first on Transom.

Duration: 00:14:21


Intimate Interviewing

3/7/2017
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How does Lu Olkowski get such intimate interview tape? She shares some of her approaches including a couple that are a bit unorthodox, I'd say. The post Intimate Interviewing appeared first on Transom.

Duration: 00:18:31


Rethinking A Podcast Top To Bottom

2/21/2017
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After five years producing a successful podcast, Aaron Hendkin and Wendel Jenkins of WYPR's "Out of the Blocks" have decided to throw all the cards in the air in an effort to remake the show. On this first of two episodes, Aaron and Wendel introduce us to the podcast and the process they're going to through to make change. The post Rethinking A Podcast Top To Bottom appeared first on Transom.

Duration: 00:14:36


Sound As The Protagonist

2/7/2017
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Take a deep sonic dive as we listen to "Jump Blue," by Nicolas Jackson and Afonica. Remember to hold your breath. The post Sound As The Protagonist appeared first on Transom.

Duration: 00:20:15


Shaking Up Storytelling Formulas

1/24/2017
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Did Robert Smith of Planet Money go to far to make the uninteresting interesting? Robert talks about using "Oblique Strategies" for reporting an arcane topic in economics. The post Shaking Up Storytelling Formulas appeared first on Transom.

Duration: 00:18:09


Buried Treasures, Again

1/10/2017
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Get your headphones ready and listen! Two buried treasures from Transom students. A story about domestic violence. Another about eels. The post Buried Treasures, Again appeared first on Transom.

Duration: 00:22:03


Morphing Print Essays Into Radio

12/27/2016
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Some print essays make great radio. Jay Cowit, Technical Director for The Takeaway, tells us how they recently did it. The post Morphing Print Essays Into Radio appeared first on Transom.

Duration: 00:13:40


Composing Music For Stories On This American Life

12/13/2016
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A lot of the music This American Life uses to score stories is composed for the program. Producer Jonathan Menjivar and musician Matthias Bossi of Stellwagen Symphonette talk about their working relationship and the music that works and doesn't work for the show. The post Composing Music For Stories On This American Life appeared first on Transom.

Duration: 00:14:18


On Your Mark. Get Set. Start Your Story.

11/29/2016
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There are no rules about starting a story but, there are some common approaches. Jessica Terrell dissects several story-starting tricks she used in the first episode of Offshore, the podcast about the off-beat side of Hawaii. The post On Your Mark. Get Set. Start Your Story. appeared first on Transom.

Duration: 00:15:52


The Blindsiding Twist

11/15/2016
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Story twists are the hallmark of Love + Radio. Nick van der Kolk dissects the blind-siding reveal in "A Girl of Ivory." The post The Blindsiding Twist appeared first on Transom.

Duration: 00:19:22


Story Structure: The ‘e’

11/1/2016
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Rob dissects an episode of 99% Invisible to reveal a common but effective story structure -- the 'e.' The post Story Structure: The ‘e’ appeared first on Transom.

Duration: 00:26:18

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