Maker Sessions

Dive into scores of talks, workshops, and audio manifestos offering wisdom on everything from production skills to journalistic ethics from the best audio producers and makers on the planet.

The Tyranny of Good Talkers

Often, the first question a show or editor will ask you when you pitch them an amazing story is whether your subject is "a good talker."

  • 2017
  • 01:36:12

Three Shows/Three Techniques

NPR reporter Alix Spiegel incites a riot among audio producers... in praise of stealing others' storytelling techniques and adapting them to create a style of one's very own.

  • 2014
  • 01:13:20

Tales of the Tools

New developments in both hard and software are making audio production much more affordable, flexible, and convenient.

  • 2010
  • 01:38:39

These Are a Few of Jad Abumrad's Favorite Things

Drawing from radio and beyond, Jad Abumrad shared the stories, sounds, people and projects that have most inspired him over the years, and talked about some of the creative challenges he's faced (and embraced) along the way.

  • 2012
  • 55:09