Out on the Wire

Out on the Wire is the show about making stories, step by step. Join cartoonist Jessica Abel as she breaks down the principles of storytelling and puts you on the path to crafting your own story—in prose, comics, audio, video—in any narrative art form, fiction or nonfiction. Featuring radio and podcasting star producers from This American Life, Radiolab, Planet Money, Snap Judgment, and many more. Listen, learn, and collaborate with us to make something great.

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 39m. Bisher sind 19 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 12 hours 17 minutes

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Rough mix: Episode 7: Dark Forest


In Episode 8: Your Baby's Ugly we talk a lot about how we edited Episode 7: Dark Forest into into its final form with the help of Jess Jiang and Robert Smith of Planet Money. We wanted to share that process, so here's our original mix of episode 7,...


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 2020-06-17  30m
 
 

Out on the Wire Episode 9: Make It Work


It’s one thing to finish a story, it’s another to make stories your career. In our final episode of season one of Out on the Wire we talk to three creative professionals, Jakob Lewis of the podcast Neighbors, Dave Kellett of the comics...


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 2016-01-20  42m
 
 

Out on the Wire Episode 8.5: Workshop


  Dan Waldschmidt and Matthew Williamson just produced the pilot episode of a podcast called "Ordinary Heroes," but they know they need a new point of view on it — time for an edit! Dan and Matthew bravely volunteered to go...


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 2016-01-12  1h8m
 
 

Out on the Wire Episode 8: Your Baby's Ugly


Our stories are our babies, but not all babies are cute. This week, we figure out just how far we’ve still got to go when we take a finished draft of our own show and subject it to the cold scrutiny of an edit by Robert Smith and Jess Jiang of...


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 2016-01-05  32m
 
 

Out on the Wire Episode 7.5: Workshop


Céline Keller is making an autobiographical audio story about how she turned her life upside-down in order to raise two wild baby boars on her father’s remote farm in Germany. It sounded good on paper, but now she’s stuck in the...


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 2015-12-14  36m
 
 

Out on the Wire Episode 7: Dark Forest


The Dark Forest is where we go when we're deep in the writing process and lose our way. Overwhelming feelings of self-doubt, confusion, and inadequacy threaten to halt our stories’ progress. Sometimes, we forget why we started on the path in the...


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 2015-12-07  35m
 
 

Out on the Wire Episode 6.5: Workshop


This week, Matt and Ben and Jessica critiquing scenes written by members of the Out on the Wire working group. An ethnographic memoir about marrying into a new culture, a literary biography of a dancer who found success copying the competition, and in...


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 2015-12-01  34m
 
 

Out on the Wire Episode 6: Proof of Concept


It’s time to get some ink on that page. We’re in the lab, testing our story hypotheses in the crucible of the writing process. We put things in order, break them down, build them with little blocks, iterate, signpost, and answer the question,...


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 2015-11-23  33m
 
 

Out on the Wire Episode 5.5: Workshop


This is our 5th workshop episode, where we discuss work posted the Out on the Wire working group. This week, interviewing—we talk about space monks, schadenfreude, the value of interviewing vs. reading for research, and how to feel confident as...


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 2015-11-16  35m
 
 

Out on the Wire Episode 5: You're Not Lucky, You're Just Good


Don’t be lucky. Be good. Manufacture your own luck with the right kind of preparation for an interview. We hear from Zoe Chace, Robert Smith, Ira Glass and Jenna Weiss-Berman on how to research, prepare, and execute an interview that will provide...


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 2015-11-09  46m
 
 
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