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Storytelling in Radio and Podcasts

A Practical Guide

Authors: Preger, Sven

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  • Uses a clear and logical structure to describe every step of developing a strong audio story
  • Draws on popular and hugely successful podcasts and radio features, such as Serial, as examples
  • Includes pedagogic and practical features such as checklists, ‘7 steps to a story’ and ’10 story-problems and how to fix them’
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About this Textbook

This textbook offers a practical guide to creating narratives in audio media. It is one of the most beautiful and complex tasks in radio and podcasting: how do you tell a compelling story and keep your listeners tuned in? In Storytelling in Radio and Podcasts, Preger offers practical answers to crucial questions: What material is suitable for long stories? How can I bind listeners to a real story for 15, 30 or 60 minutes? Or even get them excited about a whole series? How do I maintain suspense from beginning to end? How do I find my narrative voice? And, how do I develop a sound design for complex narratives? Richly illustrated using practical examples, the book guides the reader through various stages of developing a non-fiction narrative and examines structure, character development, suspense, narration, sound-design and ethics.    


About the authors

Sven Preger is a multi-award-winning journalist, story consultant and systemic coach, specialising in telling complex stories. His latest works include the German serial The Hitchhiker, the podcast Deep Talk for national German radio and the narrative science podcast StoryQuarks, of which he is reporter-in-chief. He enables others to tell a better story and find their own voice.        

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“Storytelling for Radio and Podcasts is a gem of superb and timely information for any radio producer or student of the craft. But even more than this, the book is a motivator. The author believes in the art of storytelling and its potential in audio and helps to energize the process by presenting the best creative tools for anyone who wants to bring an audio story to life. The genre is alive and growing all over the world, and this book should be taken along for the ride by all who want to ride the great new wave of storytelling.” (David Berner, Associate Professor, Radio Program, Columbia College Chicago)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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eBook $29.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-73130-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $39.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-69631-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Storytelling in Radio and Podcasts
Book Subtitle
A Practical Guide
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-73130-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-73130-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-69631-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 245
Number of Illustrations
12 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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