New HowSound: On Interviewing A Racist
(May 16, 2017)


Reveal host Al Letson joins Rob Rosenthal in this week’s HowSound. Last November, African American Al interviewed white nationalist Richard Spencer, and in this valuable and pointed conversation, Rob ask him about he goes about prepping to interview someone of firmly opposing views.

Click here to hear this timely discussion.

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.