News & Events

Updates and announcements about APM’s work, both local and national. Includes press links, special events, and other activities that have been keeping us busy.

ZoeChace_FEATURED-720x396 NEW MANIFESTO: Zoe Chace

This American Life producer Zoe Chace has written a timely manifesto for Transom, and Jay Allison’s introduction nicely sums it up, so we’ll lure you over to her highly useful thoughts with his words: In her reporting, This American Life’s Zoe Chace has a combination of friendliness and fierceness. She’s a dogged questioner, but also[…..]

HS187-FEATURED-720x397 New HowSound: Fictional Sounds For A Fictional Story

In this edition of HowSound, Rob Rosenthal describes the complex and time-consuming attempt to record a simple sound, that of himself walking up a gangplank. How long could that take, you may wonder, imagining a straightforward and brief recording session. Not so. As Rob notes, “What I thought was a ten-minute job took about forty[…..]

JB_FEATURED-720x396 New Comment: 10 Signs Of A Daring Public Radio Station

PRX’s Chief Content Officer is the ever-energetic John Barth, who kindly has taken the time to share some of his observations with Transom. In Jay Allison’s introduction to the feature he says, “Twice a year, the Transom Story Workshop class makes a pilgrimage from Woods Hole to Boston to see a Moth show, drop by[…..]

Bianca-BIO-500x500 New Show: Two Years With Franz

Bianca Giaever spent two years listening to 46 tapes recorded by the Pulitzer-winning poet Franz Wright before his death. Think about that for just two minutes. Then she started talking to Jay Allison about what to do with them. Then she came to Woods Hole and she and Jay worked together to make something of[…..]

JonathanMitchell_FEATURED2-720x396 (1) New Sound Design: Jonathan Mitchell

Transom’s new series on Sound Design is from Jonathan Mitchell, the creator and producer of Radiotopia’s podcast, The Truth. Jonathan says, “I think everyone involved in audio production should think of him or herself as a sound designer. Good sound design is not decorative, and it’s not afterthought; it exists as an integral element of[…..]