• 2008
  • 79:44
  • USA

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Neo-Futurism: The Joys (and Rewards) of Forced Creativity

By Greg Allen

Greg Allen, the creator of Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind -- the show which has spawned nearly 10,000 short plays -- conducts a workshop on generating new material, exploring new forms, and beating writer's block. (more)

08conf
  • 2010
  • 95:39
  • USA

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Small + Big = Dynamite

By Berit Hedemann

Back in 2009, one German documentary won both of Europe’s most coveted radio prizes – the Prix Italia and the Prix Europa. (more)

Small_big
  • 2002
  • 84:10
  • USA

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Trespassing

By Elizabeth Barret, LeAlan Jones, Joel Meyerowitz & Jay Allison

Jay Allison leads a discussion about the ways in which documentarians must be skilled in the art of trespassing... (more)

Meyerowitz
  • 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)

Pigeonplaceholder
  • 2011
  • 27:08
  • USA

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The Auctioneer

By Ned Sublette

More than 20 years ago, musicologist Ned Sublette attended the Missouri Auction School in Kansas City, and brought along his tape recorder. (more)

Auctioneer
  • 2001
  • 63:27
  • USA

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D.I.Y. Radio

By Joe Richman

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

Joerichman
  • 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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  • 2004
  • 79:43
  • USA

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Truth on Stage

By Tom Lopez

When facts cannot plumb the depths, shall we lie? In this session, producers listen to and discuss radio documentaries that use fiction and dramatic elements to get to the truth. (more)

Tom_pidgey
  • 2010
  • 89:07
  • USA

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"In the Moment" Radio

By Scott Carrier

Up a tree. Circling a mountain. Hitchhiking down a dusty road. (more)

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  • 2008
  • 77:45
  • USA

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These Are a Few of the Kitchen Sisters' Favorite Things

By The Kitchen Sisters

Ever wonder what inspires, obsesses and ignites the Kitchen Sisters? Find out during this hour-plus showcase of audio (and other less-evolved art forms) culled from their accidental archive and the stirring work of others. (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)

Podcasting_pidgey
  • 2010
  • 98:38
  • USA

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Tales of the Tools

By Jeff Towne

New developments in both hard and software are making audio production much more affordable, flexible, and convenient. (more)

Tales_towne_dunkerly
  • 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
  • 2013
  • 2:57
  • USA

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Selling Sweet and Salty

By Alex Grant & Andy Erickson

How does light, sound and language change the perception of food? (more)

Sd13_grant
  • 2003
  • 84:20
  • USA

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Breaking the Mold: Youth Producers Share Their Work -- Day Two

By The Kitchen Sisters

Their work comes from the heart and gives us a glimpse into the most enigmatic of worlds: teenagehood. Listen in as young producers from around the country present their work and talk about how they’re making radio relevant for a new generation. (more)

Breakingthemold2
  • 2010
  • 76:54
  • USA

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Found in Translation

By Gregory Warner

Someday they'll figure out how to make radio with subtitles. (more)

Foundintranslation_warner
  • 2010
  • 88:06
  • USA

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The Script Disappears

By Emily Botein, Jane Feltes, Dean Olsher & Julie Snyder

You’ve pitched your story; you’ve collected tape; you’ve gone through your edits; you’re ready to track. (more)

Script_all
  • 2012
  • 63:50
  • USA

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Kickstarter for Radio 101

By Stephanie Pereira & Roman Mars

Kickstarter is the world's largest funding platform for creative projects. Art program director Stephanie Pereira gives a primer on how to bring an audio-centric Kickstarter project to life. (more)

Ks_session
  • 2007
  • 57:26
  • USA

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Presenting the 2007 TCF ShortDocs: Dollar Storeys

By Julie Shapiro, Jonathan Messinger, Sean Hurley, Jeffrey Letterly, David Maxon & Nina Perry

For the 2007 ShortDocs Challenge, the Third Coast was inspired by and collaborated with the Dollar Store Show - a regular reading and performance series in Chicago. (more)

07conf
  • 2006
  • 77:32
  • USA

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The Invisible Narrator

By Joe Richman

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? (more)

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