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Rob Rosenthal/PRX/Transom.org

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

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Delicately Revealing Your Identity in the Story

Ben Calhoun, formerly of This American Life, sat for two hours staring at a Google doc trying to figure out... more

21 Jun 2022 · 22 minutes
Who Am I To Be Here?

Back in 2007, when Andrea Silenzi was a rookie reporter just learning the craft as a student, she reported a... more

07 Jun 2022 · 14 minutes
Producing YA Fiction

Hillary Frank says middle school can be brutal. The bullying, the harassment, the homophobia, the racism, the sexism... it's all... more

24 May 2022 · 30 minutes
Collaboration Is the Only Way Forward

Davia Nelson, one half of the legendary Kitchen Sisters, shares the pair's incredible news: The Library of Congress will acquire... more

10 May 2022 · 21 minutes
More Darts And Laurels

Rob doles out another collection of darts and laurels on this episode. Darts for missing credits and superfluous sound effects.... more

26 Apr 2022 · 23 minutes
Thinking in Scenes

One of the most helpful tools for organizing a story is a "scene chart." Think of it as an outline... more

12 Apr 2022 · 24 minutes
Remember to Breathe!

A breath may seem like the most insignificant detail in an audio story. But, Rob says breaths are incredibly important... more

29 Mar 2022 · 9 minutes
Engage Listeners To Build Trust

Vermont Public Radio reporter Angela Evancie says with the decline in trust of the media, the best way to build... more

15 Mar 2022 · 17 minutes
Radio Silence (Rerun)

Silence is often viewed as a no-no on the radio and in podcasts. Silence sounds like something's wrong — the... more

01 Mar 2022 · 12 minutes
Audio Message in a Bottle

Audio producer and sound artist Kristina Loring was walking the beach with her dog when she stumbled across an actual... more

15 Feb 2022 · 17 minutes
Delicately Revealing Your Identity in the Story