• 2008
  • 87:33
  • USA

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Perfect Pitch -- Part Two

By Neenah Ellis, Peter Clowney, Leda Hartman, David Krasnow & Celeste Wesson

Perfect your pitching skills and present your ideas to program producers and editors — or just listen in — as AIR (Association for Independents in Radio) pulls back the curtain to let us in on how stories make it to the airwaves. (more)

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  • 2010
  • 2:45
  • USA

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All You Need is a Microwave

By David Schultz

Sometimes interviews take strange turns - especially when the interviewee is a nine-year-old boxer with an inventive imagination. (more)

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  • 2001
  • 87:39
  • USA

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Taking Risks in Radio

By Scott Carrier & Priya Ramu

Producing “outside the box” is a challenge to the formulaic landscape of public radio, whether you’re producing a sound art parody or poetic essay or a show bent on surprising its listeners. (more)

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  • 2012
  • 77:09
  • USA

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The Quick and the Deadline

By Robert Smith

Okay. So you don't have months to craft a perfect story. You have hours. But don't throw away everything you've learned at Third Coast just because you're on a tight deadline. (more)

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  • 2006
  • 84:22
  • USA

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Teens With Mics

By Sarah Levine

Youth producers are creating some of the most revealing and moving work on the radio these days, and we've curated a collection of gems for you. (more)

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  • 2005
  • 87:45
  • USA

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You Had Me at Hello: The Art of the Pitch

By Neil Sandell, Jeremy Skeet, Julie Snyder & Chris Turpin

What makes one story pitch so irresistible it's a "yes" halfway through... and the next doomed for rejection? (more)

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  • 2006
  • 84:28
  • USA

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Talk the Copy

By Marilyn Pittman

The voice of the storyteller is often overlooked but it's a vital part of making great radio. Marilyn Pittman shows you how to make your narration tracks authentic and compelling with her many tips and techniques. (more)

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  • 2004
  • 77:09
  • USA

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Gen Next: Youth Producers Share Their Work - Part One

By Cindy Carpien

It's common enough to learn about youth culture through the observations of experts and adults, but so much more intriguing to hear it straight from the hearts and minds of the teenagers navigating through their own worlds. (more)

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  • 2007
  • 82:47
  • USA

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The Sounds Inside

By Ann Heppermann & Kara Oehler

In certain radio stories, sounds exist only in the mind of the storyteller and can't be physically recorded -- like dreams, memories, and predictions. How do you create a soundscape that brings "the sounds inside" to life? (more)

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  • 2003
  • 62:50
  • USA

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Variations on a Thirst: Presenting the 2003 TCF ShortDocs

By John Hockenberry, Sean Cole, Ann Heppermann, Kara Oehler, Alex van Oss & Sarah Varney

In 2003 the TCF introduced our "ShortDocs", by inviting producersto submit written proposals for radio stories (five to seven minutes in length) about a single topic - 'thirst'. (more)

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  • 2007
  • 81:58
  • USA

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In Praise of the Sandbox

By Jay Allison

What inspires those who inspire us? Seasoned producer Jay Allison shares work that inspired him a long time ago and inspires him today, work that contains a healthy measure of invention and play -- key ingredients of creativity, even in a serious world. (more)

07conf
  • 2007
  • 74:59
  • USA

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Documenter and Documentee -- Part One

By Joe Richman & Mary Beth Kirchner

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. (more)

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  • 2005
  • 89:47
  • USA

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Sounds Loved and Sounds Lost

By Aaron Ximm

This session is: 1) A brief survey of field recording by that and other names, with an emphasis on non-pragmatic applications of recording technology such as musique concrete (last century) and phonography (this one); (more)

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  • 2005
  • 81:00
  • USA

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Music: A Force for Good (and Sometimes Evil)

By Jad Abumrad

Radio makers have many techniques at their disposal for crafting each story they tell, including one in particular that gets used and abused more than any other: scoring. (more)

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  • 2012
  • 55:12
  • USA

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These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

By Jad Abumrad

Drawing from radio and beyond, Jad Abumrad shares the stories, sounds, people and projects that have most inspired him over the years, and talked about some of the creative challenges he's faced (and embraced) along the way. (more)

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  • 2008
  • 72:22
  • USA / Canada

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Caging the Chaos: How to Produce Radio Stories That Aren't Exactly Stories

By Jonathan Goldstein

Common sense dictates that a good radio story should start with a firm sense of what the story is. But what if you only have the vaguest sense of the story -- whether it's a scenario, or an idea, or even a joke you'd like to tell? (more)

08conf
  • 2005
  • 82:10
  • USA

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Podcasting: Believe the Hype

By Tod Maffin & Benjamen Walker

Join podcast pioneers and radio producers Benjamen Walker and Tod Maffin to discover how podcasting, in less than one year, changed broadcasting forever. (more)

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  • 2004
  • 83:16
  • USA

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The Two Towns of Jasper

By Whitney Dow & Marco Williams

Producers and long-time friends Whitney Dow and Marco Williams (Two Tone Productions) discuss the making of their film Two Towns of Jasper, a documentary about the racially motivated murder of James Byrd, who in 1998 was dragged to his death after being beaten then chained to the back of a pick-up truck in Jasper, Texas. (more)

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  • 2008
  • 56:34
  • UK

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Like Blackpool Went Through Rock

By Sara Parker

In the late 1950s, folk musicians Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger and BBC radio producer Charles Parker joined forces on a radio endeavor unlike anything the BBC (or the world, for that matter) had heard before. (more)

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  • 2008
  • 82:34
  • USA

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College: A Hotbed of Emerging Producers -- Part Two

By Beverly Mire, Hammad Ahmed, Michelle Cedeno, Diego Ruiz, Jordan Teklay & Will Wright

All around the country college students are asking for and receiving new courses that teach audio production. They’re intent on finishing college with multi-media skills, and, lucky for us, they want to help shape the future of documentary audio. (more)

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