New HowSound: Nuggets
(April 16, 2019)


HowSound’s Rob Rosenthal is all ears, listening for pieces to feature, producers to interview.

But, he says, “Sometimes, the good stories I discover pile up and I don’t have enough time to interview all the producers I’d like to.”

When the pile gets high enough, he likes to draw attention to some of the pieces which rise to the top.

To hear some of what Rob’s been listening to, click here.

Produced in collaboration with the Public Radio Exchange, HowSound delves into the ins-and-outs of radio storytelling in conversations about everything from fieldwork and recording techniques to narrative and ethics.

Each episode highlights the work of producers such as Alix Spiegel, Roman Mars, Joe Richman, Kelly McEvers, and Anna Sale. HowSound also features work from new producers, including students from the Transom Story Workshop.

Host Rob Rosenthal launched and directed the radio program at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies for eleven years. He’s an audio guy through and through, producing documentaries, features, multi-media, audio tours, sound art, podcasts, commercials, and public service announcements as a freelancer.

Since the fall of 2011, Rob has been the lead instructor of the Transom Story Workshop, teaching eight-week workshops twice a year in Woods Hole, as well as weeklong workshops around the country.