Storytelling in Radio and Podcasts

A Practical Guide

Author: Sven Preger

Publisher: Springer Nature


Category: Social Science

Page: 245

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This textbook offers a practical guide to creating narratives in audio media. It is one of the most beautiful and complex tasks in radio and podcasting: how do you tell a compelling story and keep your listeners tuned in? In Storytelling in Radio and Podcasts, Preger offers practical answers to crucial questions: What material is suitable for long stories? How can I bind listeners to a real story for 15, 30 or 60 minutes? Or even get them excited about a whole series? How do I maintain suspense from beginning to end? How do I find my narrative voice? And, how do I develop a sound design for complex narratives? Richly illustrated using practical examples, the book guides the reader through various stages of developing a non-fiction narrative and examines structure, character development, suspense, narration, sound-design and ethics.

The Power of Podcasting

Telling Stories Through Sound

Author: Siobhán McHugh

Publisher: UNSW Press


Category: Computers

Page: 322

View: 715

Podcasting is hailed for its intimacy and authenticity in an age of mistrust and disinformation. And while it is relatively easy to make a podcast, it is much harder to make a great one. In The Power of Podcasting, award-winning podcast producer and leading international audio scholar Siobhán McHugh provides a unique blend of practical insights into, and critical analysis of, the invisible art of audio storytelling. Packed with case studies, history, tips and techniques from the author's four decades of experience, this original book brings together a wealth of knowledge to introduce you to the seductive world of sound. If you've ever said you want to start a podcast, this is the book you need to understand the craft, the history and the power of creating meaningful stories through sound. 'Essential reading for anyone aspiring to make memorable audio. This is the ultimate guide to podcasting from a master of the craft.' -- Richard Baker, multi-award-winning host of Phoebe's Fall, Wrong Skin and The Last Voyage of the Pong Su 'Much more than a how-to guide for aspiring podcasters ... A reminder of the power of sound and the huge potential of the podcast medium.' -- Richard Berry, University of Sunderland 'Absolutely fascinating, and a terrific lesson in how to tell good stories. Whether you seek instruction, or simply to know why some podcasts are better than others, this book is for you. Considering how rapidly podcasting is developing, McHugh manages to keep it bang up to date, charting the latest trends and the ever-expanding honour roll of podcasts circulating around the world. For those looking for practical guidance in creating or improving their own podcasting, she populates the chapters with real, living, breathing people in all the highs and lows of their humanity, which is, after all, the secret to great radio, journalism and outstanding podcasting.' -- Olya Booyar, Head of Radio, Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union 'A love letter to the power of podcasting and audio, from one of the most experienced storytellers with sound.' -- James Cridland, Editor of PODNEWS 'The most in-depth guide to the best audio storytelling around the world. Packed with useful insights and ideas.' -- Marc Fennell, Creator of Stuff the British Stole 'Storytelling is Siobhán's gift, so it shouldn't be a surprise that this book is written as an immersive narrative ... the ideal book for students, trainers, researchers and anyone who wants to learn about the inner workings of podcasting.' -- Kim Fox, Professor of Practice, American University in Cairo and Co-chair Podcast Studies Network 'An invaluable resource for anyone interested in understanding today's global podcasting phenomenon. I learned so much.' -- Caroline Guerrero, CEO of Radio Ambulante Studios

The Routledge Companion to Radio and Podcast Studies

Author: Mia Lindgren

Publisher: Taylor & Francis


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 504

View: 186

This comprehensive companion is a much-needed reference source for the expanding field of radio, audio, and podcast study, taking readers through a diverse range of essays examining the core questions and key debates surrounding radio practices, technologies, industries, policies, resources, histories, and relationships with audiences. Drawing together original essays from well-established and emerging scholars to conceptualize this multidisciplinary field, this book’s global perspective acknowledges radio’s enduring affinity with the local, historical relationship to the national, and its unpredictably transnational reach. In its capacious understanding of what constitutes radio, this collection also recognizes the latent time-and-space shifting possibilities of radio broadcasting, and of the myriad ways for audio to come to us 'live.' Chapters on terrestrial radio mingle with studies of podcasts and streaming audio, emphasizing continuities and innovations in form and content, delivery and reception, production cultures and aesthetics, reminding us that neither 'radio' nor 'podcasting' should be approached as static objects of analysis but rather as mutually constituting cultural forms. This cutting-edge and vibrant companion provides a rich resource for scholars and students of history, art theory, industry studies, journalism, media and communication, cultural studies, feminist analysis, and postcolonial studies.

The "Serial" Podcast and Storytelling in the Digital Age

Author: Ellen McCracken

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Social Science

Page: 118

View: 921

This volume analyzes the Serial podcast, situating it in the trajectory of other popular crime narratives and contemporary cultural theory. Contributors focus on topics such as the ethics of the use of fiction techniques in investigative journalism, the epistemological overlay of postmodern indeterminacy, and the audience’s prolific activity in social media, examining the competing narrative strategies of the narrators, characters, and the audience. Other topics considered include the multiplication of narratives and the longing for closure, how our minds work as we experience true crime narratives, and what critical race theory can teach us about the program’s strategies.

Make Noise

A Creator's Guide to Podcasting and Great Audio Storytelling

Author: Eric Nuzum

Publisher: Hachette UK


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 313

View: 416

The ultimate guide to podcasting, the fastest growing media platform in the world. A step beyond practial how-to information on podcast production or building a business, Make Noise addresses the art of podcasting, what works and doesn't for successful storytelling on audio, from a true expert in the medium.

Multimedia Storytelling for Digital Communicators in a Multiplatform World

Author: Seth Gitner

Publisher: Taylor & Francis


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 406

View: 345

Now in its second edition, Multimedia Storytelling for Digital Communicators in a Multiplatform World is a trusted guide for all students who need to master visual communication through multiple media and platforms. Incorporating how-to’s on everything from website and social media optimization to screenwriting, this textbook provides readers with the tools for successfully merging new multimedia technology with very old and deep-rooted storytelling concepts. Topics covered include: how to understand conflict, characters, and plot development; conducting successful interviews; editing video in post-production; and sourcing royalty-free music and sound effects. The book also includes a range of supplemental material, including exercises for each chapter, interviews with seasoned professionals, key terms, and review questions. New to this edition are thoroughly updated chapters on social media storytelling, visual storytelling with mobile devices, and post-production techniques, to reflect current industry trends. This book is a key resource for students learning to think and create visually in fields across broadcast and digital journalism, film, photography, advertising, and public relations.

How to Start and Grow a Successful Podcast

Tips, Techniques and True Stories from Podcasting Pioneers

Author: Gilly Smith

Publisher: Hachette UK


Category: Computers

Page: 208

View: 757

The only guide you need to build a podcast from scratch with tips, techniques and stories from the pioneers of podcasting, by expert and early adopter Gilly Smith. From This American Life's Ira Glass and George the Poet to the teams behind My Dad Wrote a Porno and Table Manners with Jessie Ware, this practical book is packed full of exclusive, behind-the-scenes advice and informative, inspiring stories that will teach you how to tell the greatest stories in the world. This is a comprehensive yet accessible and warmly written book for creatives who are striving to understand how their content could be successfully turned into a podcast, from conception through to execution, distribution, marketing and monetising. It covers: - Recognising who your show is for, deciding what it is about and where to find inspiration. - Deciding on the format and working on structure and script. - Hosting, casting and interview techniques. - Production expertise - from equipment you'll need to editorial tips and determining the ideal length of your show. - Distribution - deciding on a release schedule, show art, metadata and how to distribute. - Growing your podcast - promotion and building community among fans. With original material throughout, case studies from podcasters across genres and a companion podcast featuring interviews with the pioneers, this is a first in guides to podcasting.

Sound Streams

A Cultural History of Radio-internet Convergence

Author: Andrew J Bottomley



Category: Internet radio broadcasting

Page: 336

View: 516

"In talking about contemporary media, we often use a language of newness, applying words like "revolution" and "disruption." Yet, the emergence of new sound media technologies and content-from the earliest internet radio broadcasts to the development of algorithmic music services and the origins of podcasting-are not a disruption, but a continuation of the century-long history of radio. Today's most innovative media makers are reintroducing forms of audio storytelling from radio's past. Sound Streams is the first book to historicize radio-internet convergence from the early '90s through the present, demonstrating how so-called new media represent an evolutionary shift that is nevertheless historically consistent with earlier modes of broadcasting. Various iterations of internet radio, from streaming audio to podcasting, are all new radio practices rather than each being a separate new medium: radio is any sound media that is purposefully crafted to be heard by an audience. Rather than a particular set of technologies or textual conventions, web-based broadcasting combines unique practices and features and ideas from radio history. In addition, there exists a distinctive conversationality and reflexivity to radio talk, including a propensity for personal stories and emotional disclosure, that suits networked digital media culture. What media convergence has done is extend and intensify radio's logics of connectivity and sharing; sonically mediated personal expression intended for public consideration abounds in online media networks. Sound Streams marks a significant contribution to digital media and internet studies. Its mix of cultural history, industry research, and genre and formal analysis, especially of contemporary audio storytelling, will appeal to media scholars, radio and podcast practitioners, audio journalism students, and dedicated podcast fans"--

Finding Your Career in the Modern Audio Industry

Author: April Tucker

Publisher: CRC Press


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 530

View: 337

Finding Your Career in the Modern Audio Industry equips the reader with the skills they need to turn an interest in audio, sound, or music technology into a career. This book provides insight for aspiring professionals seeking audio-related opportunities in entertainment, technology, education, and more. In the audio industry, there is typically a gap between those in-training and those with professional (and financially sustainable) careers. This book bridges the information gap, offering practical and real-world advice to those in this volatile stage of their career. Including 70+ interviews with professionals from over 20 countries, Finding Your Career in the Modern Audio Industry offers insight into how others (across the industry and the world) have applied entrepreneurial thinking, problem-solving, and creative solutions to build their careers. Including international case studies and interviews with diverse professionals, Finding Your Career in the Modern Audio Industry is essential reading for anyone taking their first steps into an audio-related field.


New Aural Cultures and Digital Media

Author: Dario Llinares

Publisher: Springer


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 316

View: 403

Podcasting: New Aural Cultures and Digital Media is the first comprehensive interdisciplinary collection of academic research exploring the definition, status, practices and implications of podcasting through a Media and Cultural Studies lens. By bringing together research from experienced and early career academics alongside audio and creative practitioners, the chapters in this volume span a range of approaches in a timely reaction to podcasting’s zeitgeist moment. In conceptualizing the podcast, the contributors examine its liminal status between the mechanics of ‘old’ and ‘new’ media and between differing production contexts, in addition to podcasting’s reliance on mainstream industrial structures whilst retaining an alternative, even outsider, sensibility. In the present tumult of online media discourse, the contributors frame podcasting as indicative of a ‘new aural culture’ emerging from an identifiable set of industrial, technological and cultural circumstances. The analyses in this collection offer a range of interpretations which begin to open avenues for further research into a distinct Podcast Studies.