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.

We'll Drive Till We Find An Exit

A session about the joy and fear of pursuing stories without any idea of how they're going to succeed, or if they're going to succeed at all.

  • 2016
  • 01:15:41

Writing for the Ear to See

We make stories for the ear, but there’s no escaping the highly visual nature of the work we produce...

  • 2024
  • 01:08:25

Whose Story Is It?

Over the past year, we've seen several major scandals cutting to the heart of journalistic and documentary ethics.

  • 2012
  • 01:15:05

When and How to Sell Out

It's hard enough to pitch a story to a public radio show -- are you willing to risk rejection from a whole new set of people? Daniel Sternberg talks about taking all of your talents, training, and neuroses and applying them to the world of podcasting.

  • 2007
  • 01:13:52

Ways of Hearing

It's not always easy to put aside the culturally-formed listening patterns we take for granted and hear radio in fresh ways.

  • 2003
  • 01:29:31

The Wonders of Narcissism

Let's face it: you're funny and cunning and smart and insightful; disarming, direct, and hopelessly attractive. Why not give the people what they want -- more you! Sure you're not what the story is about.

  • 2007
  • 01:20:54

With a Bird's Eye

Flying across the last 50 years of international feature production is like looking out of an aircraft at night. Looking down you see the illuminated cities, the many shining villages, but far more than everything else you see the sparkling spots of individual talent.

  • 2007
  • 01:25:14