New HowSound: Ready, Set, Radio Race!
(August 8, 2017)


Mix a stressful family issue with three producers under a time crunch and voila, you have a winning radio story!

In this episode of HowSound, Rob talks with Esther Honig, whose family issue was at the heart of The Time Traveler’s Ark, which won a KCRW annual 24-Hour Radio Race.

He also talks with Nick White of KCRW who lays out how the race works. This year’s race – the fifth annual — is August 19. 

Click here to hear the conversation.

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.