The Backstory to Great Radio Storytelling, hosted by Rob Rosenthal, for Transom and PRX.

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Bellwether's Speculative Journalism

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 21 August 2019  17m

HowSound Reviews "Song Exploder"

In an effort to try something new, Rob offers another podcast review. This time, "Song Exploder" from Radiotopia.


 06 August 2019  19m

HowSound Reviews "Stay Free: The Story Of The Clash"

Despite hours of great material, there are a couple things about Spotify's "Stay Free: The Story of the Clash" that really make Rob cranky.


 23 July 2019  23m

The Hidden Work Of An Associate Producer

Who are all those people at the end of an episode of Reply All, given credit for putting it together? One of them is Jessica Yung. She's an Associate Producer. On this episode of HowSound we shine a light on Jessica's hidden work as an AP.


 09 July 2019  21m

First, Tell Them An Anecdote

When you have guests as famous and interesting at Tan France, Ramy Youseff, Wazina Zondon, Ryan Harris, and Alia Shawkat, why does the host of Tell Them I Am start each episode talking about herself? Misha Euceph has the answer.


 25 June 2019  22m

When The Going Gets Tough, Keep Asking Questions

NPR reporter Uri Berliner breaks from his usual approach to storytelling and finds interviewing his dad about growing up in Berlin in the 1930s to be incredibly difficult and rewarding.


 11 June 2019  14m

Some Fav And Not-So-Fav Sounds

Sewage pipes, a radio crime, and sound designing inner thoughts.... Must be another episode of Rob's fav sounds but this time with a twist -- a sound that annoyed Rob to no end. Clips from BBC 3 and Nathanial Mann, Bodies by KCRW,


 29 May 2019  18m

Getting Inside Someone Else’s Skin

Mirrors, reindeers, and grave digging. Must be an episode about Cathy Fitzgerald and her distinctive approach to interviewing.


 14 May 2019  24m