Archive Sound School: Getting Honest

Sound School Podcast
In an episode from 2014, host Rob Rosenthal talks with editor Viki Merrick about her method of helping producer Will Coley reach emotional depths in his first-person documentary “Southern Flight 242: Bringing My Father Home.”

A rare behind-the-scenes look into the delicate dance between an editor and a producer.

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Produced in collaboration with PRX, The Sound School Podcast delves into the ins-and-outs of audio storytelling. The show features conversations about everything from interviewing and recording to narrative writing and ethics.

Each episode highlights the work of producers such as Al Letson, Alex Blumberg, Noel King, Leila Day, Saidu Tejan-Thomas Jr., Phoebe Judge, David Isay, and Susan Stamberg, as well as emerging producers from podcasts and local NPR stations around the country.

Rob Rosenthal is the host. Rob launched and directed the radio program at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies for eleven years. He was the lead instructor for the Transom Story Workshops for ten years. He’s an audio guy through and through producing podcasts, documentaries, features, multi-media, and audio tours. He now works mostly as a story editor and still teaches from time to time.