Sure-Handedness: Radio That Knows What It's Doing

The best audio work has a feeling of mastery about it.

The best audio work has a feeling of mastery about it.

As you listen you feel you're in good hands, just as you do when reading a fine novel or watching an expertly-made movie. Where does this feeling come from, and how do you make stories that have it? John Biewen looks at sure-handedness in structure, writing, and editing—with concrete examples and audience participation.

Participate in the editing exercise near the end of the session, and find links to more radio by John Biewen.


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John Biewen

John Biewen is audio program director at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, where he teaches and produces the Scene on Radio podcast.