Radio Storytelling Inspiration from 4 Experts



I’ve been seeking out some storytelling inspiration for projects I’m working on and have found some fantastic wisdom from four of my favorite radio storytelling pros. So, I thought I’d share. In no particular order, here are four storytelling experts talking about their jobs:

1. This American Life’s Ira Glass:

Be sure to check out Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4 too!

2. NPR’s Scott Simon:

3 & 4. Radiolab’s Jad Abumrad & Robert Krulwich

RadioLab is probably my favorite show on the radio. Each episode can serve as inspiration for informative storytelling, but in this particular piece the two hosts talk about how they use sound design to enhance stories. They touch on the importance of including differing vocal textures and the musicality and composition of speech among other things.

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