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    Death, Sex, Money and HowSound A live interview with Anna Sale WNYC’s podcast Death, Sex, and Money is an intimate look at the topics we don’t ordinarily discuss publicly. Anna Sale, the host of the program, is a remarkable interviewer, and not afraid to ask personal questions of both public and private people. Anna will talk about the craft of radio interviewing with Rob Rosenthal, producer of HowSound, a podcast about audio storytelling from PRX and Transom. The event is sponsored by the Literary Reportage concentration, and is part of its Exploring Audio Reportage series. Introduction: Robert Boynton March 10, 2015 Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute New York University

    Original video: https://vimeo.com/122705474
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  2. Dissecting a Good Story, Well Told | Transom

    Sometimes I’ll call another producer and I’ll say, “Hey, I can’t quite figure out what to do in order to… ” And they might respond and say, “Well, did you hear the latest episode of such-and-such podcast where they did this thing where… ” And I say, “Yes! That’s it. I’ll try that!”

    Of course, maybe that sounds like stealing. But I think borrowing a maneuver from another producer is more like flattery (wink wink). On this episode of HowSound, I dissect an excellent story with a slew of clever writing tricks that I plan to steal, I mean, borrow some day. I bet you’ll hear a few that you’ll want to use, too.

    The podcast is The Experiment from The Atlantic magazine. It’s super smart (as you might expect from The Atlantic) and tells what they describe as “stories from an unfinished country.” The episode I dissect is “The Crime of Refusing Vaccination,” which focuses on what might be considered the birth of anti-vaxxing in the United States back at the turn of the last century.

    One of the tricks I hope to steal, um, borrow is a question asked by the host, Julia Longoria: “So, if we were going to do the movie in your head of how Henning’s life went, how does it start?” The reason that’s theft worthy is because radio producers always want interviewees to speak visually, to give us pictures. Referring to a movie in the question automatically prompts the interviewee to answer descriptively.

    That’s only the first of many moves you’ll pick up from my dissection of “The Crime of Refusing Vaccination.” Take notes.


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  3. Producing Personal Pieces | Transom


    Listen to “Producing Personal Pieces”Every day, reporters ask interviewees to go deep, to reveal profoundly personal information. Stories about all manner of difficult subject matter: divorce, illness, fraud, war, domestic violence, poverty….

    And it’s not just the reporter who’ll hear those stories. Millions of people may hear them. Reporters make what’s private, public. That’s a lot to ask of an interviewee.

    Rarely, do reporters turn the mic on themselves to divulge the challenges in their own lives. So, when they do, it’s surprising — and refreshing.

    Producer Stephanie Foo aimed a mic her way for an essay on This American Life

    called “The Favorite.” It’s the first essay she produced for the program. It’s not an easy listen. “The Favorite” is a frank and sometimes disturbing look at how Stephanie was abused by a parent, and the complicated way her extended family responded.

    On this HowSound, Stephanie talks about writing “The Favorite” and why she found it personally rewarding to do. She offers a good deal of insight — useful for anyone thinking of turning a mic toward themselves.


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  5. Stopping A Podcast - Transom

    There are some 450,000 podcasts on iTunes. Yup. Nearly half a million. Everyone and their grandmother has a podcast. In fact, there are so many people starting podcasts, there was a cartoon in the New Yorker not too long ago lampooning the podcast boom where one person says to another, “I’m thinking of stopping a podcast.” It could have been Megan Tan in that cartoon.

    Megan started Millennial back in 2015. It was a passion project — recorded in her closet in Maine. She hoped it would launch her radio career. And it did just that. Millennial became wildly popular, with 400,000 downloads in her best month, she says.

    But two-and-a-half years after starting, she not only thought about stopping a podcast, she did. After forty-seven episodes, she was done.

    Megan’s story is both inspiring and a cautionary tale. If you’re thinking of starting podcast 450,001, especially if it’s a personal podcast, you should listen to this episode of HowSound first.



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  6. What Do You Do When The Rooster Dies? | Transom


    Listen to “What Do You Do When The Rooster Dies?”When a private citizen agrees to be interviewed by a reporter for, let’s say, a profile, they’re giving a gift.

    I mean think about it. People don’t have to say anything to a reporter. Nothing. Reporters don’t have a right to interview people. We don’t have a right to enter homes or workplaces. We can ask, of course. But they can easily say no. And that’s that.

    When someone does say yes, I think of it this way: It’s their story and they’re giving a reporter permission to tell it. But there’s a catch. The reporter needs to act independently. The reporter has to be free to report the story so they can tell it fully and honestly. Or, put another way, it may be the interviewee’s story, but it’s not their reporting process.

    Negotiating that boundary is tricky. How can a person retain ownership of their story but not how it’s told? That sounds contradictory. And, frankly, I think it is. On top of that, there’s no simple way to explain this to an interviewee. Indeed, they may not even know this tension exists.

    Producer Monika Blackwell ran into this very issue. Monika was a student in a Transom Traveling Workshop on St. John in the Virgin Islands. Cheryl Geller, the woman she was profiling, was incredibly open and helpful. Sometimes too helpful. And that’s where the issues arose. On this episode of HowSound, Monika recounts her “negotiations” with Cheryl and we listen to the story she produced about Cheryl and her one-eyed rooster. The piece is called “Flock of Two.”


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  8. Our changing media environment and a call to “decomputerise” - Future Tense - ABC Radio National

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    Ben Tarnoff – editor, Logic Magazine

    Gautam Mishra – media analyst/strategist and founder and CEO of inkl

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    Broadcast: Sun 15 Dec 2019, 10:30am

    hat tip: Aaron Davis at https://collect.readwriterespond.com/our-changing-media-environment-and-a-call-to-decomputerise/


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