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Rob Rosenthal/PRX/Transom.org

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HowSound
HowSound

HowSound

Rob Rosenthal/PRX/Transom.org

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

Latest Episodes

Jaw-Dropping Clips

24 MIN3 days ago
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Jaw-Dropping Clips

Anything Can Happen. That's The Best Part.

20 MIN2 weeks ago
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Anything Can Happen. That's The Best Part.

Bellwether's Speculative Journalism

17 MINAUG 21
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Bellwether's Speculative Journalism

HowSound Reviews "Song Exploder"

19 MINAUG 7
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HowSound Reviews "Song Exploder"

HowSound Reviews "Stay Free: The Story Of The Clash"

23 MINJUL 23
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HowSound Reviews "Stay Free: The Story Of The Clash"

The Hidden Work Of An Associate Producer

Who are all those people at the end of an episode of Reply All, given credit for putting it together? One of them is Jessica Yung. She's an Associate Producer. On this episode of HowSound we shine a lighton Jessica's hidden work as an AP.

21 MINJUL 10
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The Hidden Work Of An Associate Producer

First, Tell Them An Anecdote

When you have guests as famous and interesting at Tan France, Ramy Youseff, Wazina Zondon, Ryan Harris, and Alia Shawkat, why does the host of Tell Them I Am start each episode talking about herself? Misha Euceph has the answer.

22 MINJUN 25
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First, Tell Them An Anecdote

When The Going Gets Tough, Keep Asking Questions

NPR reporter Uri Berliner breaks from his usual approach to storytelling and finds interviewing his dad about growing up in Berlin in the 1930s to be incredibly difficult and rewarding.

14 MINJUN 12
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When The Going Gets Tough, Keep Asking Questions

Some Fav And Not-So-Fav Sounds

Sewage pipes, a radio crime, and sound designing inner thoughts.... Must be another episode of Rob's fav sounds but this time with a twist -- a sound that annoyed Rob to no end. Clips from BBC 3 and Nathanial Mann, Bodies by KCRW, and No Feeling Is Final from ABC Radio.

18 MINMAY 30
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Some Fav And Not-So-Fav Sounds

Getting Inside Someone Else’s Skin

Every once in a while, I think HowSound should focus solely on interviewing. To heck with sound design, writing, ethics, tracking, and the like. Just focus on “the backstory to great radio interviewing.” Why? Because interviewing is how radio producers mine. It’s how we collect the raw material for our work. The better the interviewing, the better the tape. The better the tape, the better the story. I mean, sure sloppy writing can kill stellar interview tape. Same with bad production. Conversely a bad interview can be saved by rock solid writing. But really, if you nail your interview, the rest will come easy. Okay. Not easy, but easier. And the story the tape is based on will likely be more satisfying. Put another way, interviewing is the keystone of audio storytelling. That’s why it’s important to examine the work of the best practitioners and Cathy FitzGerald is just that — one of the best. She possesses an uncanny ability to capture “humans being” in her interviews. And ...

24 MINMAY 15
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Getting Inside Someone Else’s Skin

Latest Episodes

Jaw-Dropping Clips

24 MIN3 days ago
Comments
Jaw-Dropping Clips

Anything Can Happen. That's The Best Part.

20 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
Anything Can Happen. That's The Best Part.

Bellwether's Speculative Journalism

17 MINAUG 21
Comments
Bellwether's Speculative Journalism

HowSound Reviews "Song Exploder"

19 MINAUG 7
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HowSound Reviews "Song Exploder"

HowSound Reviews "Stay Free: The Story Of The Clash"

23 MINJUL 23
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HowSound Reviews "Stay Free: The Story Of The Clash"

The Hidden Work Of An Associate Producer

Who are all those people at the end of an episode of Reply All, given credit for putting it together? One of them is Jessica Yung. She's an Associate Producer. On this episode of HowSound we shine a lighton Jessica's hidden work as an AP.

21 MINJUL 10
Comments
The Hidden Work Of An Associate Producer

First, Tell Them An Anecdote

When you have guests as famous and interesting at Tan France, Ramy Youseff, Wazina Zondon, Ryan Harris, and Alia Shawkat, why does the host of Tell Them I Am start each episode talking about herself? Misha Euceph has the answer.

22 MINJUN 25
Comments
First, Tell Them An Anecdote

When The Going Gets Tough, Keep Asking Questions

NPR reporter Uri Berliner breaks from his usual approach to storytelling and finds interviewing his dad about growing up in Berlin in the 1930s to be incredibly difficult and rewarding.

14 MINJUN 12
Comments
When The Going Gets Tough, Keep Asking Questions

Some Fav And Not-So-Fav Sounds

Sewage pipes, a radio crime, and sound designing inner thoughts.... Must be another episode of Rob's fav sounds but this time with a twist -- a sound that annoyed Rob to no end. Clips from BBC 3 and Nathanial Mann, Bodies by KCRW, and No Feeling Is Final from ABC Radio.

18 MINMAY 30
Comments
Some Fav And Not-So-Fav Sounds

Getting Inside Someone Else’s Skin

Every once in a while, I think HowSound should focus solely on interviewing. To heck with sound design, writing, ethics, tracking, and the like. Just focus on “the backstory to great radio interviewing.” Why? Because interviewing is how radio producers mine. It’s how we collect the raw material for our work. The better the interviewing, the better the tape. The better the tape, the better the story. I mean, sure sloppy writing can kill stellar interview tape. Same with bad production. Conversely a bad interview can be saved by rock solid writing. But really, if you nail your interview, the rest will come easy. Okay. Not easy, but easier. And the story the tape is based on will likely be more satisfying. Put another way, interviewing is the keystone of audio storytelling. That’s why it’s important to examine the work of the best practitioners and Cathy FitzGerald is just that — one of the best. She possesses an uncanny ability to capture “humans being” in her interviews. And ...

24 MINMAY 15
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Getting Inside Someone Else’s Skin

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