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

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 Let The Tape Sing And Other Lessons From A Filmmaker Turned Podcaster - HowSound | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 14:08

Filmmaker Tally Abecassis learned a lot about audio storytelling when she jumped in the deep end & started producing "First Day Back." The lessons she learned are useful for filmmakers thinking of producing audio stories -- & radio producers, too.

 A Few Of My Favorite Things - HowSound | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:49

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

 Ask Uncomfortable Questions - HowSound | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:57

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.

 Improvisation And Structure - HowSound | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 12:20

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

 Stories That Are Impossible To Pitch - HowSound | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 19:38

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.

 On Interviewing A Racist - HowSound | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 17:37

"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.

 When A Good Idea For A Podcast Is A Bad Idea For A Podcast - HowSound | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:38

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

 Avoiding Pesky Recording Problems - HowSound | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 12:29

Never say to yourself: "I'll fix it in the mix." Fixing recording mistakes in the studio can lead to more problems. Instead, prevent issues before they happen. Rob Byers, from NPR's Training Team has tips for avoiding basic, pesky recording problems.

 Dead Mom Talking - HowSound | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:44

Rachel Matlow had a head slappingly simple idea: make a conversation out of the interviews she recorded with her mom after her mom died. But, simple it was not. Rachel explains the backstory on her Third Coast award-winning doc.

 Reporting On Whiteness - HowSound | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 14:21

The series "Seeing White" is essential listening. John Biewen reports on whiteness and white people for his podcast "Scene on Radio."

 Intimate Interviewing - HowSound | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:31

How does Lu Olkowski get such intimate interview tape? She shares some of her approaches including a couple that are a bit unorthodox, I'd say.

 Rethinking A Podcast Top To Bottom - HowSound | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 14:37

After 5 years producing a successful podcast, Aaron Hendkin & Wendel Jenkins of WYPR's "Out of the Blocks" have decided to remake the show. On this first of 2 episodes, they introduce us to the podcast and the process they're using to make change.

 Sound As The Protagonist - HowSound | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:16

Take a deep sonic dive as we listen to "Jump Blue," by Nicolas Jackson and Afonica. Remember to hold your breath.

 Shaking Up Storytelling Formulas - HowSound | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:09

Did Robert Smith of Planet Money go to far to make the uninteresting interesting? Robert talks about using "Oblique Strategies" for reporting an arcane topic in economics.

 Buried Treasures, Again - HowSound | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:04

Get your headphones ready and listen! Two buried treasures from Transom students. A story about domestic violence. Another about eels.

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