HowSound

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

https://transom.org/topics/howsound/

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 20m. Bisher sind 255 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint jede zweite Woche.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 3 days 17 hours 8 minutes

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When Anthropology Meets Audio Storytelling


Creative audio journalism and storytelling is sometimes influenced by film, avant-garde music, and literature. But what about anthropology? Nanna Hauge Kristensen is a radio producer with an anthropology degree — a background and approach that influences her storytelling in fascinating ways.


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Wrangling Stories With A Focus Sentence


One of the most difficult tasks in writing is keeping a story on target. One way to wrangle an unruly story — or any story, really — is with a focus sentence.


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Tape-Driven Storytelling


There's an old maxim in radio: the tape rules. "According to Need" by Katie Mingle and 99% Invisible is proof that good tape can drive a story. However, Katie says she wasn’t very practiced in producing tape-driven stories. It took her two years and, as she put it, the work "tested all my skills and then some."


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 2021-05-11  27m
 
 

Dissecting a Good Story, Well Told


One of the best ways to learn how to improve at the craft of audio storytelling is to take a deep listen to good work and dissect it. On this HowSound, I point out some of the best parts of a story about vaccinations from “The Experiment” podcast. You'll want to take notes


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 2021-04-27  25m
 
 

Who Are Those People in Podcast Credits?


The list of names at the end of some podcasts is mind-boggling. Who are these people? What do they do? Antonia Cereijido, Sophia Paliza-Carre, and Audrey Quinn of the "Norco 80" podcast have an answer and a few surprising observations about their production process.


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 2021-04-13  25m
 
 

Thoughts On Trailers


Rob's been puzzling over one particular question about trailers for serialized podcasts: What should the relationship, the handshake, if you will, be between the trailer and the top to the first episode? Rob explores an answer with clips from The Piketon Massacre, The Realness, Nice White Parents, and The Sink.


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 2021-03-30  29m
 
 

Schwartz Is A Verb


You should lie down with your eyes closed for this one! That's because the interviewees in the stories I feature were -- lying down, eyes closed, lights off, candle lit, answering questions. They were being interviewed by producers using the Schwartz Technique, Stephen Schwartz’ celebrated method for getting people to talk in pictures.


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 2021-03-16  32m
 
 

Audio Playground


A friend once said "What feels like a groove might actually be a rut." So, how do you get out of your rut? Sarah Geis has an answer: Audio Playground.


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 2021-03-02  32m
 
 

Gas Mask? Check. Bullet Proof Vest? Check...What to Wear When the Reporting Gets Dangerous


When the reporting gets violent, the reporter suits up. Casey Martin of KUOW tells stories about staying safe on the front lines of reporting during the violence of the BLM and far-right protests of the last year.


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 2021-02-16  12m
 
 

Eavesdropping on the Insurrection


There are a lot of photographs and incredible footage from the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6th. But wait until you hear the startling, unguarded conversations between the rioters that day. Micah Loewinger of On the Media gives the backstory on how he acquired the recordings.


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 2021-02-02  14m