New HowSound: HowSound Reviews “Song Exploder”
(August 7, 2019)


HowSound host Rob Rosenthal has an important question: how is the medium of audio storytelling going to improve if there isn’t criticism? And look out, cause he’s on a mission.

In this episode of HowSound, Rob shares some resources for finding podcast reviews (including one that mentions a recent radio documentary he made), and also shares a review he wrote.

Join the movement, critique his critique, or send links to review sources he’s not yet discovered. Audio deserves critical appreciation. We’ll all be the better for it.

For more, 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.