. Using personal stories to breathe life into complex ideas and issues, these beloved programs help us to understand ourselves and our world a little bit better. A library journal best book of 2015go behind the scenes of seven of today’s most popular narrative radio shows and podcasts, including This American Life and RadioLab, in graphic narrative.
Every week, planet money, radiolab, millions of devoted fans tune in to or download This American Life, Snap Judgment, The Moth, Serial, Invisibilia and other narrative radio shows. With the help of this american life's ira glass, uncovers just how radio producers construct narrative, a cartoonist and devotee of narrative radio, Jessica Abel, spilling some juicy insider details.
Out on the Wire: The Storytelling Secrets of the New Masters of Radio #ad - Jad abumrad of radiolab talks about chasing moments of awe with scientists, while Planet Money’s Robert Smith lets us in on his slightly goofy strategy for putting interviewees at ease. Out on the wire offers an unexpected window into this new kind of storytelling—one that literally illustrates the making of a purely auditory medium.
Sound Reporting: The NPR Guide to Audio Journalism and ProductionUniversity of Chicago Press #ad - Whatever the case—whether you’re an avid npr listener or you aspire to create your own audio, or both—Sound Reporting: The NPR Guide to Audio Journalism and Production will give you a rare tour of the world of a professional broadcaster. Jonathan kern, is a gifted guide, who has trained nPR’s on-air staff for years, able to narrate a day in the life of a host and lay out the nuts and bolts of production with equal wit and warmth.
With today’s technologies allowing more people to turn their home computers into broadcast studios, Sound Reporting couldn’t have arrived at a better moment to reveal the secrets behind the story of NPR’s success. Maybe you’re thinking about starting a podcast, and want some tips from the pros. Perhaps you’ve always wondered how public radio gets that smooth, well-crafted sound.
Sound Reporting: The NPR Guide to Audio Journalism and Production #ad - . Along the way, reveals how npr books guests ranging from world leaders to neighborhood newsmakers, he explains the importance of writing the way you speak, and gives sage advice on everything from proposing stories to editors to maintaining balance and objectivity. Best of all—because npr wouldn’t be nPR without its array of distinctive voices—lively examples from popular shows and colorful anecdotes from favorite personalities animate each chapter.
As public radio’s audience of millions can attest, NPR’s unique guiding principles and technical expertise combine to connect with listeners like no other medium can. Or maybe storytelling has always been a passion of yours, and you want to learn to do it more effectively.
Reality Radio, Second Edition: Telling True Stories in Sound Documentary Arts and Culture, Published in association with the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke UniversityThe University of North Carolina Press #ad - In twenty-four essays total, documentary artists tell--and demonstrate, through stories and transcripts--how they make radio the way they do, and why. This new revised and expanded edition of reality Radio celebrates today's best audio documentary work by bringing together some of the most influential and innovative practitioners from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia.
Whether the contributors to the volume call themselves journalists, storytellers, or even audio artists--and although their essays are just as diverse in content and approach--all use sound to tell true stories, artfully. Contributors include jad abumrad, chris brookes, alix spiegel, emily botein, natalie kestecher, katie davis, john biewen, sandy tolan, Stephen Smith, Starlee Kine, Jay Allison, damali ayo, Karen Michel, Alan Hall, Sherre DeLys, Dave Isay, Maria Martin, Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder, The Kitchen Sisters, Ira Glass, Daniel Alarcon, Dmae Roberts, Joe Richman, Scott Carrier, and Glynn Washington.
Reality Radio, Second Edition: Telling True Stories in Sound Documentary Arts and Culture, Published in association with the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University #ad - Jad abumrad, radiolabdaniel alarcon, Radio AmbulanteJay Allison, The Moth Radio Hour, Transom. Orgdamali ayo, special projects coordinator at wamu, hidden kitchens sarah koenig and julie snyder, the hidden world of girls, this american lifealan hall, 360documentaries, graciasvida center for mediakaren michel, audio program director at cds, latino usa, falling tree productionsDave Isay, independent audio producerJohn Biewen, Pocketdocs, independent audio producer, independent audio producerJoe Richman, Scene on RadioEmily Botein, vice president of On-Demand Content, Homelands ProductionsGlynn Washington, SerialMaria Martin, independent audio producer, independent audio producer, StoryCorpsNatalie Kestecher, This American Life, WNYCChris Brookes, Radio DiariesDmae Roberts, independent audio producerStephen Smith, Neighborhood StoriesSherre DeLys, Home of the BraveKatie Davis, InvisibiliaSandy Tolan, APM ReportsAlix Spiegel, Battery RadioScott Carrier, Mystery ShowThe Kitchen Sisters, ABC Radio National Ira Glass, ABC Radio NationalStarlee Kine, Snap Judgment .
With a new foreword and five new essays, this book takes stock of the transformations in radio documentary since the publication of the first edition: the ascendance of the podcast; greater cultural, racial, and topical variety; and the changing economics of radio itself.
Storycraft: The Complete Guide to Writing Narrative Nonfiction Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and PublishingUniversity of Chicago Press #ad - With examples that draw from magazine essays, book-length nonfiction narratives, documentaries, and radio programs, Storycraft will be an indispensable resource for years to come. Now in storycraft, jack hart, a former managing editor of the Oregonian who guided several Pulitzer Prize–winning narratives to publication, delivers what will certainly become the definitive guide to the methods and mechanics of crafting narrative nonfiction.
Hart covers what writers in this genre need to know, to drafting, action, and character, to mastering point of view and such basic elements as scene, from understanding story theory and structure, revising, and editing work for publication. Revealing the stories behind the stories, anecdotes, Hart brings readers into the process of developing nonfiction narratives by sharing tips, and recommendations he forged during his decades-long career in journalism.
Storycraft: The Complete Guide to Writing Narrative Nonfiction Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing #ad - From the work of the new journalists in the 1960s, atul gawande, susan orlean, to blockbuster book-length narratives such as Mary Roach’s Stiff or Erik Larson’s Devil in the White City, to the New Yorker essays of John McPhee, and a host of others, narrative nonfiction has come into its own. From there, styles, genres, he expands the discussion to other well-known writers to show the broad range of texts, and media to which his advice applies.
Yet writers looking for guidance on reporting and writing true stories have had few places to turn for advice.
Houston, We Have a Narrative: Why Science Needs StoryUniversity of Chicago Press #ad - As olson has shown by leading countless workshops worldwide, when scientists’ eyes are opened to ABT, the effect is staggering: suddenly, they’re not just talking about their work—they’re telling stories about it. Drawing on his unique background, and, which saw him leave his job as a working scientist to launch a career as a filmmaker, Olson first diagnoses the problem: When scientists tell us about their work, they pile one moment and one detail atop another moment and another detail—a stultifying procession of “and, and.
What we need instead is an understanding of the basic elements of story, the narrative structures that our brains are all but hardwired to look for—which Olson boils down, But, Therefore, to “And, brilliantly, ” or ABT. Ask a scientist about Hollywood, and you’ll probably get eye rolls. And audiences are captivated.
Houston, We Have a Narrative: Why Science Needs Story #ad - Written with an uncommon verve and enthusiasm, we have a Narrative has the power to transform the way science is understood and appreciated, and built on principles that are applicable to fields far beyond science, Houston, and ultimately how it’s done. At a stroke, the abt approach introduces momentum “And”, conflict “But”, and resolution “Therefore”—the fundamental building blocks of story.
But ask someone in hollywood about science, and they’ll see dollar signs: moviemakers know that science can be the source of great stories, with all the drama and action that blockbusters require. That’s a huge mistake, ultimately, says Randy Olson: Hollywood has a lot to teach scientists about how to tell a story—and, how to do science better.
With houston, we have a narrative, he lays out a stunningly simple method for turning the dull into the dramatic.
Make Noise: A Creator's Guide to Podcasting and Great Audio StorytellingWorkman Publishing Company #ad - An interestingly idiosyncratic and personal vision of how to make podcasts. Ira glass veteran podcast creator and strategist eric nuzum distills a career’s worth of wisdom, practical information, advice, and big-picture thinking to help podcasters “make noise”—to stand out in this fastest of fastest-growing media universes.
He also taps into his deep network to offer advice from audio stars like Ira Glass, Terry Gross, and Anna Sale. The book’s insights and guidance will help readers successfully express themselves as effective audio storytellers, whether for business or pleasure, or a mixture of both. Nuzum identifies core principles, including what he considers the key to successful audio storytelling: learning to think the way your audience listens.
Make Noise: A Creator's Guide to Podcasting and Great Audio Storytelling #ad - . He delivers essential how-tos, from conducting an effective interview to marketing your podcast, developing your audience, and managing a creative team.
Afro-Latino Voices: Narratives from the Early Modern Ibero-Atlantic World, 1550-1812Hackett Publishing Co. #ad - Garofalo is associate Professor of History, Connecticut College. A groundbreaking book. Wills, letters, testaments, and historical chronicles are some of the sources that scholars from various disciplines present in this anthology. Provides a broad and rich sampling of documents recording the early modern voices of the African diaspora.
. Additionally, the maps ensure that students have a clear understanding of the geography and historical sites relevant to the range of texts included in the book. Margaret olsen, Macalester College"A landmark scholarly achievement. Each scholar provides a meticulous contextualization of the historical, social, cultural, and political circumstances surrounding the production of each document.
The trilingual presentation allows the reader to see the rhetorical style of archival documents in the original language. With judicious commentary by several of the leading experts in the field, this book dramatically expands the canon of texts used to study the black Atlantic and the African diaspora, and captures the tenor of the 'black voice' as it collectively engaged the power of colonial institutions.
Afro-Latino Voices: Narratives from the Early Modern Ibero-Atlantic World, 1550-1812 #ad - In no uncertain terms, afro-latino Voices will prove to be a remarkable pedagogical tool and an influential resource, inspiring deeper comparative work on the African diaspora. Ben vinson iii, johns hopkins universitykathryn Joy McKnight is Associate Professor of Spanish, Center for Africana Studies, University of New Mexico.
Telling True Stories: A Nonfiction Writers' Guide from the Nieman Foundation at Harvard UniversityPlume #ad - . Interested in journalism and creative writing and want to write a book? Read inspiring stories and practical advice from America’s most respected journalists. The country’s most prominent journalists and nonfiction authors gather each year at Harvard’s Nieman Conference on Narrative Journalism. Packed with refreshingly candid and insightful recommendations, Telling True Stories will show anyone fascinated by the art of writing nonfiction how to bring people, scenes, and ideas to life on the page.
More than fifty well-known writers offer their most powerful tips, new york times, including:• tom wolfe on the emotional core of the story• Gay Talese on writing about private lives• Malcolm Gladwell on the limits of profiles• Nora Ephron on narrative writing and screenwriters• Alma Guillermoprieto on telling the story and telling the truth• Dozens of Pulitzer Prize–winning journalists from the Atlantic Monthly, New Yorker, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post and more .
Telling True Stories: A Nonfiction Writers' Guide from the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University #ad - Telling true stories presents their best advice—covering everything from finding a good topic, to structuring narrative stories, to writing and selling your first book. The essays contain important counsel for new and career journalists, as well as for freelance writers, radio producers, and memoirists.
The Wrestler's Body: Identity and Ideology in North IndiaUniversity of California Press #ad - The wrestler's body tells the story of a way of life organized in terms of physical self-development. Alter's first-hand description of each detail of the wrestler's regimen offers a unique perspective on South Asian culture and society. Everyone is called on to become a wrestler and build collective strength through self-discipline.
Using the insights of anthropology, Joseph Alter writes an ethnography of the wrestler's physique that elucidates the somatic structure of the wrestler's identity and ideology. Young men in north india may choose to join an akhara, or gymnasium, where they subject themselves to a complex program of physical and moral fitness.
The Wrestler's Body: Identity and Ideology in North India #ad - Wrestlers feel that moral reform of Indian national character is essential and advocate their way of life as an ideology of national health. While indian wrestlers are competitive athletes, they are also moral reformers whose conception of self and society is fundamentally somatic.
Podcast: Learn how to Stop Babbling & Start Podcasting Like a ProMike Eiman #ad - Some "experts" suggest writing a script or an outline. But no one tells you how to do it. You've read countless articles about which equipment to buy, which software to use and how to post your show on iTunes. Do you want to start a podcast but you don't know what to say or where to begin? You're not alone.
Podcast: Learn how to Stop Babbling & Start Podcasting Like a Pro #ad - Podcast” is a step-by-step guide to help you develop ideas, write a script or outline for your show and prepare your podcast. That uncertainty stops countless would-be podcasters from recording their first episode.
Understanding Narrative Inquiry: The Crafting and Analysis of Stories as ResearchSAGE Publications, Inc #ad - Rich in stories from author jeong-hee kim’s own research endeavors and incorporating chapter-opening vignettes that illustrate a graduate student's research dilemma, the book not only accompanies readers through the complex process of narrative inquiry with ample examples, but also helps raise their consciousness about what it means to be a qualitative researcher and a narrative inquirer in particular.
Understanding Narrative Inquiry: The Crafting and Analysis of Stories as Research #ad - . Understanding narrative inquiry: the crafting and analysis of stories as research is a comprehensive, thought-provoking introduction to narrative inquiry in the social and human sciences that guides readers through the entire narrative inquiry process—from locating narrative inquiry in the interdisciplinary context, data analysis and interpretation, through the philosophical and theoretical underpinnings, to narrative research design, data collection excavating stories, and theorizing narrative meaning.
Six extracts from exemplary studies, together with questions for discussion, are provided to show how to put theory into practice.