The Past Isn't Past

We're living through a profoundly unsettled time, both politically and culturally, and a lot of journalists are asking, "how exactly did we get... here?"

We're living through a profoundly unsettled time, both politically and culturally, and a lot of journalists are asking, "how exactly did we get... here?"

In this session, we'll consider a range of stories that trace a line from the past to the present, using deeply reported context to understand the world around us. Delaney Hall will draw on her experiences as a producer and editor with 99% Invisible -- a show that regularly delves into the past -- and will highlight work from other history-centric podcasts like Revisionist History, Undone, and others. We'll explore how to frame and structure stories about the past, how to source archival material, how to interview and collaborate with historians, and how to bring dead characters and lost places to life in sound.


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