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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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Science reporter Ari Daniel Shapiro spills the beans on his secret to clear and understandable science reporting.

Bought by PRX Remix

  • Added: Jul 25, 2012
  • Length: 15:46
  • Purchases: 1
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Canadian producer Carma Jolly on first-person essays.

Bought by KVNF, KUT, and PRX Remix

  • Added: Jul 11, 2012
  • Length: 18:58
  • Purchases: 3
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If NPR reporter Robert Smith isn't the king of the stand-up, he surely is the prince. Robert lays out his methodology for solid stand-ups.

Bought by PRX Remix

  • Added: Jun 27, 2012
  • Length: 16:04
  • Purchases: 1
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Radio reporter Sean Corcoran talks about making the leap from print to radio reporting.

Bought by PRX Remix

  • Added: Jun 13, 2012
  • Length: 15:49
  • Purchases: 1
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There's a compelling story to be found in every day life, even a ukulele orchestra.

Bought by PRX Remix

  • Added: May 30, 2012
  • Length: 10:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Studs Terkel would be 100 today! We mark the occasion with an excerpt from the radio doc "Working with Studs."

Bought by PRX Remix

  • Added: May 16, 2012
  • Length: 23:39
  • Purchases: 1
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With This American Life and Mike Daisey in mind, Columbia University's John Dinges offers a primer on fact checking.

Bought by PRX Remix

  • Added: May 02, 2012
  • Length: 20:27
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Katie Klocksin on the hunt for the weird.
Wanna find a good story? Hunt for the weird.

Bought by PRX Remix

  • Added: Apr 18, 2012
  • Length: 14:16
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Brian Reed — with tape rolling — wades into a lagoon on Kirabati to learn how high the sea has risen., Credit: Claire Anterea
This American Life producer Brian Reed employs, with great effect, the old writing maxim "show, don't tell" in his radio stories.

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio, WOUB, KISU, KISU, Radio Newark and more

  • Added: Apr 04, 2012
  • Length: 14:36
  • Purchases: 8
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For years, Jen Nathan has felt guilty about a story she produced. Only now is she able to speak publicly.

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

  • Added: Mar 21, 2012
  • Length: 16:06
  • Purchases: 7