HowSound

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

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      Fictional Sounds For A Fictional Story - HowSound


      Producer Morgan Givens lays out his elaborate thinking behind a few sound effects he recorded for a historical fiction story he produced about an escaped slave.


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      The Podcast Mindset: Part 2 - HowSound


      It bears repeating: you can have all the right gear and marketing and everything else to make your podcast successful, but the most important asset is you. On this second episode of two, Vanessa Lowe of Nocturne lays out her podcast mindset.


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      The Podcast Mindset: Part 1 - HowSound


      You can have all the technical and logistical aspects of podcasting in place but if you don't have the right outlook, your effort may fall short. What is that mindset? On this first of two episodes, Phoebe Judge of Criminal answers that question.


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      Color Notes - HowSound


      Often, sound brings to light the visuals in a radio story. But, narration can paint pictures, too. NPR's John Burnett talks "color notes" in radio storytelling.


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       2018-09-05  12m
       
       

      Three Stories, Marfa Style - HowSound


      For some radio inspiration, make sure to listen to these three stories produced in a week by students at a recent Transom Traveling Workshop in Marfa, Texas. Then, sign up for a workshop yourself!


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       2018-08-21  29m
       
       

      Story Endings - HowSound


      The narrative arc in recent story about the drug epidemic by NPR's Rachel Martin was like being taken down into a basement and having the light turned off.


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       2018-08-07  12m
       
       

      Anatomy Of A Scene - HowSound


      Radio producers talk about the scenes in their stories all the time. "What are the scenes in your story?" "Oh, I got some great scene tape today." But what is a scene? On this episode, Rob dissects one of the best scenes he's heard in a while.


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       2018-07-24  20m
       
       

      A Rockin’ Start - HowSound


      It's possible I love David Weinberg's "Louie Louie" doc because I love the song. It's "Louie Louie" for God's sake. But, really, what hooked me was David's writing. Especially the opening.


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       2018-07-10  14m
       
       

      Three Student Stories Produced In Only A Week - HowSound


      Three students. Three stories. One week. Hear what can be accomplished in a very short period of time with barely any sleep.


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       2018-06-26  21m
       
       

      Hang A Picture In Front Of The Mic - HowSound


      Select telling details... Mete out descriptions... Cast surprising characters... and other tips for dynamic and visual reporting on the arts from the legendary Susan Stamberg.


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       2018-06-12  13m