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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.
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
Are We On The Air?
That Jackie Kennedy Moment
Talking To Strangers
No Holes Were Drilled in the Heads of Animals In The Making Of This Radio Show
Harnessing Luck as an Industrial Product
What Did She Just Say?
Cigarettes and Dance Steps
Finding the Poetry
Diaries and Detritus: One Perfectionist's Search For Imperfection
The Voice and the Place
Adventurers in Sound
Salt is flavor and Other Tips Learned While Cooking
About the Contributors
Editor's Note: Hearing the Documentaries
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