New HowSound: Radio Is A Visual Medium
(December 13, 2017)


People often talk about the visual power of audio.

In this week’s episode of HowSound, Rob Rosenthal invites us to listen to a piece with that very idea in mind.

After the Storm is a piece by recent Transom Story Workshop graduate Aviva DeKornfeld. She focused on two hurricane survivors, sisters, and the challenges they face after relocating to New Bedford.

Rob also shares his own imaginary titles for each scene/image.

To hear and imagine, 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.