This session explores "found narration" - archival tape, interviews, audio diary entries - and sound that can all be used to perform the job of the narrator. What do you gain and what do you give up when you throw away the script?
Producer Joe Richman breaks down the process, from getting tape to editing to producing.
Joe Richman (@RadioDiaries) is a Peabody Award-winning producer and the founder of Radio Diaries, which gives tape recorders to people to report on their own lives. Over the past two decades, Joe has told the stories of teenagers and octogenarians, prisoners and prison guards, bra saleswomen and seltzer men, ZZ Top and Nelson Mandela. Radio Diaries projects air on NPR, This American Life and BBC. The Radio Diaries Podcast is part of the Radiotopia network. Joe also teaches at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.
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