HowSound

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

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      The Broken Narrative - HowSound


      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 […]

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      Sounding Like Yourself - HowSound


      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.

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      Sound Design Basics - HowSound


      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.

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      15m
       2017-09-19

      Making First-Person Stories Stand Out - HowSound


      With the glut of first-person stories these days, how do you make yours stand out? Neil Sandell has some ideas.

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      27m
       2017-09-05

      Fact-Checking “A Life Sentence” - HowSound


      Producer Samantha Broun and This American Life's Christopher Swetala join me to talk about fact-checking "A Life Sentence" on this episode of HowSound.

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      20m
       2017-08-22

      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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      18m
       2017-08-08

      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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      14m
       2017-07-25

      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