New HowSound: Gas Mask? Check. Bullet Proof Vest? Check.
(February 18, 2021)


Producer Casey Martin has been reporting for KUOW during the past year. Between the pandemic and the protests following George Floyd’s murder, it’s been a challenging time.

In this episode, host Rob Rosenthal talks with Martin about how he’s dealt with the complications of field reporting because these days, a recorder and a mic are not the only gear a reporter needs.

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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 Sruthi Pinnameneni, Alex Blumberg, Noel King, Leila Day, John Burnett, David Isay, and Susan Stamberg, as well as emerging producers from podcasts and local NPR stations around the country, and participants in various Transom Workshops.

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.