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Radiowaves is a show that takes you into the studios and behind the mics of the renowned voices of public radio and podcasting. Through long-form and intimate conversations, Radiowaves explores the minds of the likes of Ira Glass, Jad Abumrad, Amy Goodman, Peter Sagal, and many other radio greats. From their professional origins and the secrets of their craft to their views on politics and the media landscape: if you have ever been curious to learn more about the voices you listen to, this i ...
 
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I wish I had a nickel for every time someone says, "I think that story would make a great podcast series." In my head I usually think, "Nope. Wouldn't work." But why? How do you know you have a story worthy of a podcast series? Emily Guerin of Southern California’s KPCC has a few answers. She produced a five-and-a-half-minute feature and turned it …
 
If you were producing a podcast on climate change, what tone would you choose to approach the topic? Serious, right? Well, there's a lot of serious reporting in Gimlet's "How to Save a Planet." And there's also a light, "chatcast" feel woven throughout the show. Gimlet co-founder and co-host of the podcast, Alex Blumberg, explains why in this episo…
 
Welcome to a bonus episode of Inside Podcasting! Today we are featuring an episode from the Podcast Brunch Club podcast, in which founder Adela Mizrachi interviews Gregory Warner, host of NPR’s Rough Translation. This show explores “how things we're talking about in the United States are being talked about in some other part of the world.” Podcast …
 
Independent podcast critic and creator Wil Williams joins host Skye Pillsbury to share what sparked her love for podcasts. Get in touch: Host Skye Pillsbury on Twitter @SkyePillsbury Guest Wil Williams on Twitter @WilW_writes Inside Podcasting producer Evo Terra on Twitter @EvoTerra Inside Podcasting is produced and hosted by Skye Pillsbury. Evo Te…
 
Host Skye Pillsbury kicks off the season two finale with She Podcasts founders Elsie Escobar and Jessica Kupferman. The trio discuss last week’s interview with 1619 Podcast producers Adizah Eghan and Annie Brown, how listening to podcasts is an “embodied” experience, and why we shouldn’t worry too much about saying something stupid. Then Skye and h…
 
Adizah Eghan and Annie Brown join host Skye Pillsbury to discuss the making of The New York Times’ acclaimed 1619 Podcast. The trio discuss: How the team began re-imagining the 1619 Project as an audio experience; What inspired the show’s theme song and sound design; How the team decided which stories to pursue for the audio version; Why the narrat…
 
In this post-show episode, host Skye Pillsbury and a special guest break down last week’s interview with podcast critic and creator Wil Williams. This is the podcaster Skye reached out to about being on an episode of this show, after a colleague begged her to consider it (literally, he begged). Get in touch: Host Skye Pillsbury on Twitter @SkyePill…
 
Independent podcast critic and creator Wil Williams joins host Skye Pillsbury to share why she decided to make the kind of work she critiques and what the experience has been like so far. Wil reveals: What it felt like when she decided to create a podcast; How writing some of the characters in Valence helped her untangle things in her own life; Why…
 
In this post-show episode, host Skye Pillsbury sits down with two special guests to discuss last week’s interview with Dolly Parton’s America producer Shima Oliaee, her nine-year old obsession with Dolly Parton, and whether she feels like she’s part of Dolly Parton’s America. If you enjoy this episode, check out Erik Jones’ print interview with Jad…
 
Emily Green says she "walked in the margins" of journalism ethics to report a story on kidnapping at the US/Mexico border for This American Life. Emily and producer Lina Misitzis join me on this episode of HowSound to parse out how they navigated the reporting and how TAL addressed it in the story. This story was part of a Pulitzer Prize winning ep…
 
Dolly Parton’s America producer Shima Oliaee joins host Skye Pillsbury to reveal what it was like to create a show about iconic singer/songwriter/actress/businesswoman Dolly Parton. The pair discuss: The moment Shima and Radiolab’s Jad Abumrad realized they had a series on their hands; How Jad tried to keep the idea “under wraps”; How much Dolly un…
 
In this post-show episode, host Skye Pillsbury and a special guest discuss what it was like to interview Moonface creator James Kim. Get in touch: Host Skye Pillsbury on Twitter @SkyePillsbury Guest Elena Fernández Collins on Twitter @ShoMarq Moonface creator James Kim on Twitter @TooManyJames_s Producer Evo Terra on Twitter @EvoTerra Inside Podcas…
 
Host Skye Pillsbury talks with James Kim, the creator of fiction podcast Moonface. James reveals: Why it felt important to tell a personal “slice of life” story — and why he created it as fiction; What inspired the show’s sound design; The reasons his parents haven’t listened to the show (yet); Whether he named his lead character “Paul” after anoth…
 
In this post-show episode, host Skye Pillsbury and a special guest discuss what it was like to interview Ear Hustle co-creators Nigel Poor and Earlonne Woods. Get in touch: Host Skye Pillsbury on Twitter @SkyePillsbury Guest Paul Kondo on Twitter @PaulKondo Producer Evo Terra on Twitter @EvoTerra Inside Podcasting is produced and hosted by Skye Pil…
 
We are holding off on releasing a regular episode today to give ourselves and our audience more time to process what’s happening around the world, to grieve and to honor Black Lives. We are joined by many fellow podcasters in this effort, which has been named with the Twitter hashtag #PodcastBlackout. We are also devoting this week’s issue of our n…
 
Kona, Hawaii is the birthplace of the skirted trolling lure as we know it today. Nestled in the lee of huge volcanic mountains, its calm, deep waters and abundance of blue marlin provide the perfect environment for mastering the art of skirted lure trolling. For me, one man in particular stands out in the crowd as a true master of this art – Captai…
 
In our second episode of season two, host Skye Pillsbury interviews Nigel Poor and Earlonne Woods, the creators and hosts of Ear Hustle. Ear Hustle, which was named a finalist for the first Pulitzer Prize for audio reporting this year, tells stories about daily life in San Quentin Prison. During this interview Nigel and Earlonne reveal: How they kn…
 
In this post-show episode, host Skye Pillsbury sits down with a special guest to break down what it was like to interview New York Times columnist, Recode founder, and podcast entrepreneur Kara Swisher. If you haven’t listened to Skye’s original interview with Kara, you can find it here. Get in touch: Host Skye Pillsbury on Twitter @skyepillsbury G…
 
Kate O'Connell is a radio producer and a registered nurse who lives and works in New York City, where the coronavirus hit with force. In addition to working in an ER in Queens, Kate has also been chronicling her experiences with the overwhelming reality of this pandemic. We've been featuring Kate’s audio letters on Transom and in our podcast all al…
 
In our season two premiere, host Skye Pillsbury sits down with New York Times opinion columnist and Recode founder Kara Swisher to discuss her approach to podcasting. Kara, who hosts Recode’s Decode and Pivot podcasts and will soon produce and host a New York Times opinion podcast, reveals: Why she understood life’s ephemerality at a young age and …
 
Inside Podcasting, the show in which creators discuss their craft, returns on May 13. This season host Skye Pillsbury interviews: The New York Times’ 1619 producers Adizah Eghan and Annie Brown (you may also recognize their names from the credits of The Daily); Ear Hustle creators Nigel Poor and Earlonne Woods; Dolly Parton’s America producer Shima…
 
Erica Heilman is the producer of the neighborly podcast, Rumble Strip, and when COVID-19 struck, she looked for a way to be useful. She wasn't needed to make school lunches or volunteer at the hospital, so she asked her podcast listeners if they wanted to make something together. Word spread. Around the world. "Our Show" is a gathering of voices, a…
 
This bonus episode of Inside Podcasting contains more great stuff from Skye’s original interview with former Fortune writer Jessi Hempel. After Jessi jumped from traditional print journalism to LinkedIn, she took on the role of host of the social platform’s podcast Hello Monday. In this installment, Hempel shares her early aspirations to be a poet,…
 
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