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

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Staying The Course In A Tough Interview

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Scoring Stories: Part 2

Rob talks specifically about how to bring music in and out of a story. And, then, he takes a stab at the impossible: explaining one aspect of how to select music to use for scoring. 


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Scoring Stories: Part 1

How do you score a story with music is one of the most frequent questions, HowSound's Rob Rosenthal is asked. Up now, the first of two episodes on the fundamentals of using music in stories.


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Interviewing For Emotions

HowSound listeners always seem to want tips on interviewing. Liz Mak of Snap Judgement delivers on this episode with her approach to interviewing for emotions.


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Jaw-Dropping Clips

Get your ears on for this episode. Rob presents clips from podcasts that made his jaw drop including Love + Radio, The Ballad of Billy Balls, and Have You Heard George's Podcast.


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