9780807871027

Reality Radio: Telling True Stories in Sound

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  • ISBN13:

    9780807871027

  • ISBN10:

    0807871028

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/15/2010
  • Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Pr

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Summary

Over the past few decades, the radio documentary had developed into a 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, Story Corps, and Radio Lab; online through such sites as Transom, PRX Hearing Voices, and Soundprint; and through a growing collection of podcasts.

Author Biography

John Biewen is audio program director at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, where he teaches and produces documentary work for NPR, PRI, American Public Media, and other public radio audiences. Alexa Dilworth is publishing director at the Center for Documentary Studies.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Are We On The Air?p. 15
That Jackie Kennedy Momentp. 27
Talking To Strangersp. 36
No Holes Were Drilled in the Heads of Animals In The Making Of This Radio Showp. 44
Harnessing Luck as an Industrial Productp. 54
Covering Homep. 67
What Did She Just Say?p. 76
Out Therep. 86
Cigarettes and Dance Stepsp. 96
Unreality Radiop. 108
Finding the Poetryp. 116
Diaries and Detritus: One Perfectionist's Search For Imperfectionp. 128
Living Historyp. 135
The Voice and the Placep. 147
Crossing Bordersp. 157
Adventurers in Soundp. 165
Dressy Girlsp. 171
Salt is flavor and Other Tips Learned While Cookingp. 176
Afterword: Listenp. 183
About the Contributorsp. 197
Editor's Note: Hearing the Documentariesp. 205
Acknowledgmentsp. 207
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