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Feb 26 5 tweets 2 min read
Here are some audio pieces people on stage have recommended at #onairfest


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More from @galenbeebe

Feb 26
Next up at #onairfrest: the @radiolab team on how they find stories!

“Story finding is an act of recognition. It’s about trying to notice the small things in the margin that might lead you to a story. The little shit.” (@JadAbumrad)
Jad plays clips of Marc Marron interviewing Terry Gross, stopping the interview to note the edge questions Marron asks—the little blips in the story that Marron stops and pushes on. This is what Anna Sale was doing on stage to Jad yesterday.
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Feb 26
Next up at #onairfest: Hos to Tell a Story With The Moth

Featuring: Sarah Austin Jenness, @katadudle, @suzannerust, & storyteller Fonzo Lacayo.

(And embedded in this thread is my treatise on the problems with Show Voice.)

(This talk is gonna be interesting for me bc I’m highly sensitive to what I call Show Voice—that thing where everyone who’s on a certain show sounds exactly the same. The Moth is all about that. There is A Way to Do It, a cadence, a rhythm, a pattern of story beats & timing.)
(Show Voice can be so comforting. It’s consistent, familiar, predictable. Podcasts w/ a strong Show Voice make great driving shows because I know what I’m gonna get. The *story* changes, but I can anticipate the shape.)
Read 14 tweets
Feb 26
Next up at #onairfest: Today, Explained, live! With @rameswaram and @NoelKing.

(Note: quotes are quoted, non-quoted text is paraphrased, and parentheses are my commentary.)

They had a plan for Thursday’s show. Wednesday’s show was on Ukraine so they thought great, we did Ukraine Wednesday, we’ll do a show Thursday about what happened to Afghan refugees. But then Russia invaded Ukraine.

Important: @NoelKing wakes up at like 4:30am. Seems useful for someone who makes a daily news show.

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Mar 2, 2019
Now it’s time for saving the sounds of Brooklyn with @vrosemarshall, @mollyfication, @zaheerali, and Taina Evans!

This panel discussion is all about archiving and oral history!

“Archiving is [@KPCC’s] The Big One of podcasts.” Day 2 host @TastyKeish 🔥
Historically, only people in power made archives. “Our project is the speak into the silence” and share voices of marginalized growth so you have a more accurate collection of voices to reconstruct the past. -@zaheerali
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