• 2010
  • 90:22
  • USA

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Win/Win: AIR's Pitch Panel (Friday)

By Laura Starecheski, Tony Phillips, Julie Subrin & Chris Turpin

This session pulls back the curtain on one of the most difficult and important skills every producer needs to master: pitching a story. (more)

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  • 2008
  • 80:32
  • USA

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Mastering the Grill: Why Some Interviews Go Up in Smoke

By Brooke Gladstone

Some respond to praise, others to badgering, some the frontal assault, others when you sneak up from behind. Brooke Gladstone offers a few interrogation tips (and some audio examples) on how to get your guests to crack and make them like it. (more)

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  • 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
  • 2014
  • 79:43
  • USA

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Own Your Thing (Part I)

By Lea Thau, Kerri Hoffman, Chris Bannon & Alex Blumberg

More than ever you can own your podcast  - make it, distribute it, sell it. How is it done? (more)

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  • 2010
  • 84:05
  • USA

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Out of Thin Air: Sound Design for Radio

By Steven Tilley

At its most exciting, radio is a completely immersive listening experience. (more)

Thinair_fri
  • 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
  • 2010
  • 88:19
  • USA

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Beyond the Frontlines

By Jamie Tarabay

News correspondent Jamie Tarabay spent much of the past decade reporting from some of the world's most high-profile conflict zones, including two years as NPR's Baghdad bureau chief. (more)

Beyondthefrontlines
  • 2003
  • 58:52
  • USA / Australia

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Loose Tongues

By Natalie Kestecher & Susan Stone

Narrative deceptions, perverse fictions, audio portraiture: this conversation between feature-makers Natalie Kestecher and Susan Stone explores the interplay of story, character, and music, as well as the delights of creative ambiguity and communication in Kestecher's luminous, protean work. (more)

Loosetongues
  • 2004
  • 84:34
  • UK

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The Audible Picture Show

By Matt Hulse

Matt Hulse presents short audio works by a diverse range of inventive audio artists and filmmakers, created specifically for "a darkened cinema." (more)

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  • 2003
  • 84:54
  • USA

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

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)

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  • 2004
  • 87:17
  • USA

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Into the Darkness: Presenting the 2004 TCF ShortDocs

By Adam Burke, Jude Fletcher, Hugh Levinson, Rick Moody & Jay Allison

For the 2004 ShortDocs Challenge, we asked producers to submit ideas for stories about "darkness." (more)

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  • 2006
  • 77:02
  • USA

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Sources, Correspondents, Fixers: Making Radio With Bloggers

By Brendan Greeley

Millions of bloggers write every day about their own towns, industries, and lives. As a radio producer you can work with a nation -- a world – of storytellers to find out about everything from French politics to knitting habits in Iowa. (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)

Rb
  • 2012
  • 63:19
  • USA

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Knock Knock: Introducing the 2012 Third Coast ShortDocs

By Julie Shapiro, Sandor Weisz, Luke Eldridge, Adam Kampe, John Musto & Abby Wendle

In early 2012, Third Coast teamed up with the neighborhood-centric website EveryBlock, and issued a wide-open invitation to make radio. (more)

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  • 2006
  • 90:25
  • USA / Norway

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Radio Norway

By Kari Hesthamar

Kari Hesthamar demonstrates the distinctive sound of Norwegian radio features by playing and talking about some of the most important elements of her own work -- creating small films for listeners’ ears, capturing the true essence of a scene, and producing stories that come alive through the use of the present tense. (more)

Radionorway_pidgey
  • 2010
  • 3:00
  • USA

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All You Need is a Wall (or at least one good idea...)

By Catie Talarski

Producer Catie Talarski and her eleven-year-old brother get to work creating their annual Thirdcoast Shortdoc. (more)

Bo_wall_goodidea__talarski
  • 2012
  • 85:33
  • USA

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How to Rock the Funky Story

By Glynn Washington

Here’s a conversation about the essence of story. Any story. (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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  • 2002
  • 83:00
  • USA

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Once Upon a Time . . . The End

By Alan Berliner, Gwen Macsai, Joe Richman & Robert Krulwich

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. (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)

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