Revisiting: Magical Realism in Radio

I think this happens to reporters a lot. They see someone who looks interesting. They chat with them, and they think, “Hunh, maybe there’s a story here.” It happened to David Weinberg. Back in 2016 or so, David was producing a series on South

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Our Current Projects

Small, Random, and Meaningful

A call for submissions for the Transom Specials We want to help support your passion project — a small, random, one-off story or audio experiment


Sound School Podcast

Sound School is the bi-weekly podcast on radio storytelling produced by Rob Rosenthal for PRX and Transom.

The Moth Radio Hour

The Moth Radio Hour

Humorous, heartbreaking, and poignant tales that captivate, surprise, and delight audiences with their honesty and bravery.

For the next generation of public media makers – an online master class and audition stage offering all the tools needed to tell a story, and the inspiration to make that story matter.

Channeling new voices...

Through its mix of residential and remote programming, the Transom Story Lab will support artists, bridge differences, strengthen communities, connect us to our environment, and create beautiful and significant work in audio and other media.

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Some Words from Jay Allison...

Play Video about Jay Allison, host of Art's & Ideas

Truth in Storytelling

APM founder Jay Allison speaks on personal storytelling in a segment of PBS Newshour’s “Brief, But Spectacular”.


Proof of Love

Radio veterans and newcomers alike pay tribute to Transom’s work in channeling new voices to public media.

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Frontline Dispatch

Frontline decided to create a podcast and enlisted the help of Jay Allison at Atlantic Public Media in developing it.

This I Believe

This I Believe

Atlantic Public Media created the initial pilots for the NPR series, This I Believe, and served as the production team and review board.

Encyclopedia of Life

Encyclopedia of Life

Exploring the diversity of life, talking with scientists both in their labs and out in the natural world.

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Transom Radio Specials

The stories are personal, in some cases intense, from unusual and diverse sources; the kind of thing you don’t hear anywhere else.

WCAI/NAN - The Cape & Islands Stations

Local Radio

Learn about APM’s work in founding WCAI/NAN and the daily life of the station.

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