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

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

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English


Episodes

Stepping In With The Facts - HowSound

10/31/2017
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Zach Hirsch’s recent story on NPR is proof you can find national stories right in your neighborhood. Zach recorded a fairly simple chat in a backyard and turned it into one of the most important stories he says he’s ever produced. Of course, no radio story is ever “simple.” For starters, the conversation he recorded […] The post Stepping In With The Facts appeared first on Transom.

Duration: 00:18:04


The Broken Narrative - HowSound

10/17/2017
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There’s just something satisfying about drawing story structure on a napkin. Robert Smith of Planet Money carries a printed copy of Dan Harmon’s Story Circle around in his wallet. But, as spot-on as the Story Circle is, if it’s not drawn on a napkin, it’s just less satisfying. (Joking) I first got the idea of […] The post The Broken Narrative appeared first on Transom.

Duration: 00:20:41


Sounding Like Yourself - HowSound

10/3/2017
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Why is it so hard to sound like yourself when reading narration for radio stories? Transom's Viki Merrick offers some voicing coaching gold. You'll wanna take notes. The post Sounding Like Yourself appeared first on Transom.

Duration: 00:15:12


Sound Design Basics - HowSound

9/19/2017
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How do you craft sound design that doesn't sound cheesy? HowSound's Rob Rosenthal has no idea. To start figuring it out, he talked with Matt Boll who worked on the sound design for Crimetown. The post Sound Design Basics appeared first on Transom.

Duration: 00:15:44


Making First-Person Stories Stand Out - HowSound

9/5/2017
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With the glut of first-person stories these days, how do you make yours stand out? Neil Sandell has some ideas. The post Making First-Person Stories Stand Out appeared first on Transom.

Duration: 00:27:24


Fact-Checking “A Life Sentence” - HowSound

8/22/2017
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If Christopher Swetala is working with you on a story, you better get the weather right. Same with details relating to medical gauze. Christopher is a fact-checker for This American Life. He combs through stories before they air to assure accuracy. So, if a story includes a detail about the weather, he’ll look at historical […] The post Fact-Checking “A Life Sentence” appeared first on Transom.

Duration: 00:20:56


Ready, Set, Radio Race! - HowSound

8/8/2017
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If you have one day to produce a story for KCRW's 24-Hour Radio Race, reach for low hanging fruit, right? Not if your Esther Honig. On this episode, Esther recounts how she and her team produced an emotionally difficult story for the race in 2015 -- and won! An inspiration to sign up for this year's race. The post Ready, Set, Radio Race! appeared first on Transom.

Duration: 00:18:16


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

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