New HowSound: So You Want To Start A Podcast, Eh?


Usually, when HowSound host Rob Rosenthal talks with a producer it’s about a finished piece. Not this time!

In a new episode, producer Nina Porzucki very generously shares a work in progress — her first-draft pilot for a podcast. Nina tells us how she got the idea from her head to the pilot stage, and looks ahead to what happens next as she moves forward.


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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