HowSound

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

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      Fact-Checking “A Life Sentence” - HowSound


      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 […]

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      Ready, Set, Radio Race! - HowSound


      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.

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


      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.

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      A Few Of My Favorite Things - HowSound


      Irish radio producer Ronan Kelly has a great ear for compelling radio. He plays story DJ on this archive episode of HowSound from 2010.

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      53m
       2017-07-11

      Ask Uncomfortable Questions - HowSound


      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.

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      21m
       2017-06-27

      Improvisation And Structure - HowSound


      Sook-Yin Lee describes the combination of improvisation and structure that informs the production of Sleepover, a hit podcast from the CBC.

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      12m
       2017-06-13

      Stories That Are Impossible To Pitch - HowSound


      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.

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      19m
       2017-05-30

      On Interviewing A Racist - HowSound


      "Live like the truth is true and go where love has not yet arrived." Words Al Letson of Reveal lives by, especially when interviewing a racist.

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      17m
       2017-05-16

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


      Heed Arwen Nicks' warnings. Arwen explains when a good idea for a podcast is really a terrible idea for a podcast.

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      26m
       2017-05-02

      Avoiding Pesky Recording Problems - HowSound


      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.

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      12m
       2017-04-18