Go behind the scenes of our most ambitious radio programs and witness an intensely creative moment in a medium thatas changing the way we tell stories. Every week, millions of devoted fans download or tune in to This American Life, The Moth, Radiolab, Planet Money, Snap Judgment, Radio Diaries, 99% Invisible, and other nonfiction narrative radio shows. The compelling stories they produce are almost cinematic in scope and approachaintricately weaving sound into robust and engaging storytelling. A lot goes into making the shows we love. Anchored by surprising characters and big questions, their stories are tightly structured, edited, and soundtracked, and they introduce us to authentic voices from every walk of life. Radio and podcasts today are entrepreneurial and DIY; thereas a can-do, collaborative spirit that characterizes people working in this field, fearlessly breaking new artistic ground. And more than ever, given the excellence and explosive popularity of shows like Serial, itas clear that the creative producers working in this medium hold the key to storytelling secrets that the rest of us must learn. Out on the Wire, a documentary comic, literally illustrates those secrets, gleaned straight from those on the frontlines of radioas revolution. With the help of This American Lifeas Ira Glass, cartoonist Jessica Abel uncovers just how producers construct a story, spilling some juicy insider details along the way. Jad Abumrad of RadioLab talks about chasing moments of awe with scientists, while Planet Moneyas Robert Smith speaks candidly about his slightly embarrassing strategy for putting interviewees at ease. And Abel reveals how madareally madaIra Glass becomes when he receives tough edits from his colleagues. Informative and inventive, Out on the Wire shows us the magic that makes these shows great and why we canat stop listening to them. From the Trade Paperback edition.Informative and inventive, Out on the Wire shows us the magic that makes these shows great and why we canat stop listening to them. From the Trade Paperback edition.
|Title||:||Out on the Wire|
|Publisher||:||Broadway Books - 2015-08-25|