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Secrets, Whispers, and Lies: Crafting a Personal Documentary

Everyone's telling their story these days –- in blogs, podcasts, on YouTube. But what makes one story a yawn or self-indulgent and another one compelling? How do you tell a personal story as a radio documentary?

Everyone's telling their story these days –- in blogs, podcasts, on YouTube. But what makes one story a yawn or self-indulgent and another one compelling? How do you tell a personal story as a radio documentary?

Outfront's Neil Sandell explains how to drill deep to find the real story, how to tell it with tape, the challenges of midwifing someone else's story, and making the listener care. He also discusses some of the ethical dilemmas of exploitation, privacy, and voyeurism.


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Neil Sandell

Neil Sandell is an award-winning Canadian radio producer.