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Sound School Podcast
Sound School Podcast
Rob Rosenthal/PRX/Transom.org

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

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Revisiting: Magical Realism in Radio

David Weinberg pulls off a real radio feat mixing fantasy and reality in his documentary called "Grace of the Sea."... more

16 Jul 2024 · 35 minutes
An Audio Field Trip

Rob plays "Story DJ" on this episode "spinning" excerpts from several excellent stories you'll definitely want to hear. It's an... more

02 Jul 2024 · 30 minutes
Structure Interviews Like a Good Story

Don't leave an interview entirely to chance. Structure it like a good story. On this episode, Rob dissects an interview... more

18 Jun 2024 · 15 minutes
Tips to Elevate Your Reporting and Storytelling from Ira Glass

Ira Glass of This American Life is a master audio storyteller. He's equally skillful at laying out the mechanics of... more

04 Jun 2024 · 56 minutes
Safety First: Recording with Actors for an LGBTQ Story in Uganda

It's illegal to be queer in Uganda and incredibly unsafe. Queer people risk violence, eviction, harassment, and arrest. How then... more

21 May 2024 · 23 minutes
Shocking, Heartbreaking, Transformative…and Ethical?

There's a moment in this episode when Rob is gasping and holding his hand to his chest. Why was he so... more

07 May 2024 · 35 minutes
Introducing Sound Judgment

Deadlines, production meetings, staff management, show scheduling... in any given day, there's rarely time to pause and consider the craft... more

23 Apr 2024 · 46 minutes
Thanks, NPR. That Was Satisfying.

Have NPR's news magazines occasionally been sounding more radiophonic lately? Rob thinks so. He's collected a handful of satisfying moments... more

09 Apr 2024 · 22 minutes
The Um, A Deep Dive

"Ums." You're supposed to cut them out, right? But what if the "um" means something? Talia Augustidis noticed her boyfriend... more

26 Mar 2024 · 14 minutes
Revisiting: Should I or Shouldn’t I — Recording in Stereo

One of the top three questions Rob often hears when he's teaching is, "Should I record in stereo?" Rob says... more

12 Mar 2024 · 19 minutes
Sound School Podcast
Revisiting: Magical Realism in Radio
Sound School Podcast