Joe Richman

Joe Richman (@RadioDiaries) is a Peabody Award-winning producer and the founder of Radio Diaries , which gives tape recorders to people to report on their own lives.

Over the past two decades, Joe has told the stories of teenagers and octogenarians, prisoners and prison guards, bra saleswomen and seltzer men, ZZ Top and Nelson Mandela. Radio Diaries projects air on NPR, This American Life and BBC. The Radio Diaries podcast is part of the Radiotopia network. Joe also teaches at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.

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This hour: Identical twins -- separated at birth, separated by belief and joined by matching outfits.

This hour: a man transformed by illness, a house full of paintings left behind by an old friend, and a surprisingly complex story of old people in love.

Re:sound's Gwen Macsai hosts Best of the Best: The 2012 Third Coast Festival Broadcast, showcasing the best radio stories of the year - winners of the 2012 TC/RHDF Competition.

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Documenting somebody else's life is one of the hardest challenges producers face in their work. Over an extended period of time relationships intensify, stories often change drastically, and the line between personal and too personal blurs easily.

Documenting somebody else's life is one of the hardest challenges producers face in their work. Over an extended period of time relationships intensify, stories often change drastically, and the line between personal and too personal blurs easily.

The Invisible Narrator

This session explores "found narration" - archival tape, interviews, audio diary entries - and sound that can all be used to perform the job of the narrator. What do you gain and what do you give up when you throw away the script?

D.I.Y. Radio

Do it yourself! This session is geared toward non-professionals and young people who want to learn more about telling stories for radio.

So, you've got your assignment. You've done your research, you've collected your tape, and now it's time (oh god) to write. In this panel discussion, moderated by Robert Krulwich, we examine the Everest and K-2 of story telling: How to Begin and (assuming you can get past that one) How to End.

HowSound Live! Part I

Discover the backstory to this year's TC/RHDF Competition winners!

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