Jonathan Mitchell

Jonathan Mitchell (@TheTruthFiction) is the creator and producer of The Truth, a Radiotopia podcast that makes short films without pictures.

He's contributed a wide range of pieces-documentaries, fictional stories, non-narrated sound collages, and original music- to all sorts of public radio programs, including Radiolab, Studio 360 and This American Life. Mitchell studied music composition at University of Illinois and Mills College. He lives with his wife and big fluffy cat in New York City.


Embroidery Felon

Ray Matterson spent the first year of his seven and a half-year jail term feeling angry at the world. Then he found a kind of redemption -- in a pair of socks.

Sound Design From Hell

Film sound designer Steve Boeddeker demonstrates how sound can be used to enhance the emotional impact of a scene.

City X

The shopping mall is a cultural and commercial phenomenon in America that most can relate to in some way or another.

As both a musician/composer and a producer you have created music for many of your radio productions. How do you think about the use of music in your radio work

This hour we listen in on hearing — a complex system of circuitry that is vulnerable to all sorts of interruptions, misfires and breakdowns.

This hour: we explore some big ideas – justice, injustice, punishment, and redemption – through small, powerful, personal stories.

This hour: best friends who will never meet face to face, an abandoned wedding dress found floating in a lake, and more.

Re:sound's Gwen Macsai hosts Best of the Best: The 2012 Third Coast Festival Broadcast, showcasing the best radio stories of the year - winners of the 2012 TC/RHDF Competition.

This hour: producers and sound artists go to the audio playground and remix to their heart's content.


So you're a great writer, and you've pretty much got interviewing down, but something's just... missing. Sound. The sounds we use and how we use them can say so much in a radio story, but often that potential goes untapped.


How do documentary producers and artists address the most common issues in the news and shed new light on them?

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