Reality Radio: Telling True Stories in Sound / Edition 1

Reality Radio: Telling True Stories in Sound / Edition 1

by John Biewen
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0807871028

ISBN-13: 9780807871027

Pub. Date: 03/15/2010

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

Over the last few decades, the radio documentary has developed into a strikingly vibrant form of creative expression. Millions of listeners hear arresting, intimate storytelling from an ever-widening array of producers on programs including This American Life, StoryCorps, and Radio Lab; online through such sites as Transom, the Public Radio

Overview

Over the last few decades, the radio documentary has developed into a strikingly vibrant form of creative expression. Millions of listeners hear arresting, intimate storytelling from an ever-widening array of producers on programs including This American Life, StoryCorps, and Radio Lab; online through such sites as Transom, the Public Radio Exchange, Hearing Voices, and Soundprint; and through a growing collection of podcasts.

Reality Radio celebrates today's best audio documentary work by bringing together some of the most influential and innovative practitioners from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. In these nineteen essays, documentary artists tell—and demonstrate, through stories and transcripts—how they make radio the way they do, and why.

Whether the contributors to the volume call themselves journalists, storytellers, even audio artists—and although their essays are just as diverse in content and approach—all use sound to tell true stories, artfully.

Contributors:
Jad Abumrad
Jay Allison damali ayo
John Biewen
Emily Botein
Chris Brookes
Scott Carrier
Katie Davis
Sherre DeLys
Lena Eckert-Erdheim
Ira Glass
Alan Hall
Natalie Kestecher
The Kitchen Sisters
Maria Martin
Karen Michel
Rick Moody
Joe Richman
Dmae Roberts
Stephen Smith
Sandy Tolan

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807871027
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
03/15/2010
Series:
Documentary Arts and Culture, Published in association with the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
867,858
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Rick Moody ix

Introduction John Biewen 1

Are We On The Air? Chris Brookes 15

That Jackie Kennedy Moment Scott Carrier 27

Talking To Strangers The Kitchen Sisters 36

No Holes Were Drilled in the Heads of Animals In The Making Of This Radio Show Jad Abumrad 44

Harnessing Luck as an Industrial Product Ira Glass 54

Covering Home Katie Davis 67

What Did She Just Say? damali ayo 76

Out There Sherre DeLys 86

Cigarettes and Dance Steps Alan Hall 96

Unreality Radio Natalie Kestecher 108

Finding the Poetry Dmae Roberts 116

Diaries and Detritus: One Perfectionist's Search For Imperfection Joe Richman 128

Living History Stephen Smith 135

The Voice and the Place Sandy Tolan 147

Crossing Borders Maria Martin 157

Adventurers in Sound Karen Michel 165

Dressy Girls Lena Eckert-Erdheim 171

Salt is flavor and Other Tips Learned While Cooking Emily Botein 176

Afterword: Listen Jay Allison 183

About the Contributors 197

Editor's Note: Hearing the Documentaries 205

Acknowledgments 207

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