Third Coast International Audio Festival :: Caging the Chaos: How to Produce Radio Stories That Aren’t Exactly Stories

Common sense dictates that a good radio story should start with a firm sense of what the story is. But what if you only have the vaguest sense of the story — whether it’s a scenario, or an idea, or even a joke you’d like to tell?

Working this way is uneconomical in terms of time and money, and more to the point, a murky beginning may go nowhere. But according to Jonathan Goldstein, exploring a story in this manner can also be exciting, and lead to unexpected places and unforgettable results.