Five years into its life, Aaron Henkin and Wendel Jenkins of WYPR’s “Out of the Blocks” podcast continues to be successful. But instead of resting on their laurels, they decided to sign up for PRX’s Project Catapult – an opportunity for station-based podcasts to brainstorm and reimagine their work.
In this episode, the first of two, Aaron and Wendel talk with Rob Rosenthal about the podcast and the process they’re going through to improve their concept.
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.