Megan Tan’s first appearance on HowSound was some time back when host Rob Rosenthal talked with her after she’d decided to end her very popular podcast Millennial.
In a new HowSound, Rob catches up with Megan in a conversation about a very unusual and successful production choice she made producing a story about dating during Covid.
The twist: she didn’t record any of the dates. So, what did she do to create scenes?
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.