New HowSound: Remember to Breathe


HOWSOUNDWhen listening to audio stories, we may not always be conscious of the pause between words that a breath demands, but we feel it nonetheless. In stories where the breath is cut out, something feels off; we register that our bodies are missing … something.

In a new HowSound, host Rob Rosenthal dives into breath work. He offers samples and visuals to help inform your ears and hands when working in audio.

And as he reminds us, remembering to breathe is key!

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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.

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