New HowSound: From Memoir to Radio Story

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Over at Transom, a new episode of HowSound features Transom Story Workshop Australian alum Ruby Schwartz.

Host Rob Rosenthal gets the backstory on how Ruby pitched a story based on a memoir to Snap Judgment. They gave her the green light. And then she had to figure out how she was going to squeeze a 320-page book into a short radio documentary.

Click here to hear her approach.

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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.