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  • Seminar
  • Online: Zoom
  • Adult (18+)

Intro to Radio and Podcast Writing

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  • $150.00 Non-Member
  • $130.00 Member

Class Description

Publications, celebrities, that guy in your office who won’t stop talking about blockchain: seems like everyone has a podcast. It’s pretty easy to record yourself, do some basic editing, and publish your own show. But that radio magic that makes you feel like the reporter, storyteller, or host is in the room talking directly to you takes time and scripting. Writing can make or break a radio story or podcast.

This one-day workshop is for writers who want to translate their skills from the page to the airwaves. In the first half of the workshop we'll cover the basics through listening, discussion, short exercises we'll perform together as a class. In the second half, students will do some writing of their own and break out into smaller groups to work through their scrips and record each other.

This class is for writers of all levels with little to no radio experience.

Scholarship Information

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

For more more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

Scholarships Format/Location

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

For more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. About 15 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin, you'll receive an email from your instructor with a link to join the class meeting!

Zoom Participation:

Students are not required to turn their camera on, but are encouraged to participate any way they feel comfortable through functions such as the live chat, emoji reactions, and unmuting the microphone. Learn more about using Zoom here.

Zoom Accessibility:

We ask that instructors enable closed captioning and send a transcript of the session after class. You can also enable closed captioning at any time during the meeting. If your instructor forgets to send the transcript, just send ’em an email!