HowSound

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HowSound is a bi-weekly podcast pulling back the curtain on radio storytelling. From fieldwork and recording techniques to narrative and ethics, HowSound explores the ins-and-outs of radio production.

Each episode highlights the work of independent producers such as Dave Isay, Joe Richman, Hillary Frank, and Dmae Roberts.

HowSound is produced by Rob Rosenthal for PRX and Transom.

The podcasts are available as free MP3 streams and downloads on iTunes, other podcast directories, and here at PRX.

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The backstory to great radio storytelling.


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A tip for figuring out your top ten radio documentaries: Start with The Vietnam Tapes of Lance Corporal Michael A. Baronowski by Christina Egloff w...

Bought by PRX Remix, WNMU-FM, and KMUZ


  • Added: Apr 24, 2013
  • Length: 23:17
  • Purchases: 3
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Headed out to report in a faraway place? Dan Grossman says "Be prepared." Dan shares intriguing sounds and important field preparation tips on this...

Bought by WOUB, KISU, WYAP, KISU, Radio Newark and more


  • Added: Apr 10, 2013
  • Length: 14:33
  • Purchases: 7
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Producer Bradley Campbell says story structure is a like using Google Maps for directions, it shows you were to go. For this episode of HowSound, B...

Bought by KUT and PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 27, 2013
  • Length: 13:44
  • Purchases: 2
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Producers Jessica Partnow and Sarah Stuteville talk about the travails of overseas reporting in the former Soviet Union for their latest documentar...

Bought by KUER, KISU, KISU, Radio Newark, KZXP and more


  • Added: Mar 13, 2013
  • Length: 21:16
  • Purchases: 6
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If only there was a quadratic equation for ethics, right? Plug in the variables and the equation spits out the answers. No such luck which means we...

Bought by KUER, WOUB, KISU, KISU, Radio Newark and more


  • Added: Feb 27, 2013
  • Length: 20:24
  • Purchases: 8
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"Curious City" loves the local. Hear how this project at WBEZ brings listeners into the making of radio and on-line content.

Bought by KUT and PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 13, 2013
  • Length: 14:22
  • Purchases: 2
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Striking the right tone. "Three Records from Sundown" by Charles Maynes sets the perfect tone to relate the music and life of singer Nick Drake.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 30, 2013
  • Length: 33:25
  • Purchases: 1
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"Tiny Spark" is an impressive new podcast from Amy Costello. Amy produces in-depth investigative stories about non-profits and foundations.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 16, 2013
  • Length: 25:35
  • Purchases: 1
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WLRN reporter Kenny Malone offers his strategy for creative storytelling: a clever central question, story motion, and place.

Bought by KUT and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 02, 2013
  • Length: 19:59
  • Purchases: 2
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Producers Sara Archambault and Heather Radke talk about how they responded when characters in stories they produced died.

Bought by KUT and PRX Remix


  • Added: Dec 19, 2012
  • Length: 29:14
  • Purchases: 2