What’s Your Story? A Podcast Workshop is a day-long event on Saturday, October 6, 2018, designed as a survey of innovative audio narrative. Our presenters work across genres, from oral history projects to news podcasts to cultural commentary. While digesting the best that audio has to offer, participants will also get an introduction to the technical side of podcast design, including open-source sound recording technology, basic sound design, and editing. We hope you’ll come away with an understanding of where audio has been and where it’s going, as well as some of your own unique sounds. 

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Co-presented by the Rutgers-Camden Writers House, Digital Studies Center (DSC) and the Writing and Design Lab





Morning Skills Intensive – Rutgers-Camden Digital Commons (101 Cooper Street)

9 am  Intro to Audacity  Field recording 
10:30 am  Field recording  Intro to Audacity 
12 pm  Lunch   

1:00 pm Lunch and keynote address: “Narrative storytelling in podcasts: the ‘How?’ and the ‘Why?'” by Kevin McCorry

Kevin McCorry is the editor of Keystone Crossroads, a statewide public media partnership led by WHYY that tells the stories that intersect in the lives of all Pennsylvanians. Kevin also hosts and produces the “Schooled” podcast, which gives the insider’s story of America’s public schools through the eyes of the students, parents, and educators.

He’s most interested in using narrative storytelling, rooted in data and built on strong characters, as a means of illuminating complex social issues.

In his free time, he hikes the wilds of Northwest Philadelphia with his wife and two sons, and plays in a band.



Afternoon: State of the Field 

2:00 pm Digital Trash Exhibit: Interactive Session 
2:50 pm Issues in Longform Audio Storytelling 
3:40 pm Evaluation and Closing 

Registration and Pricing

Full day admission  $40 Morning skill-building session, afternoon “state of the field” session, lunch, keynote 
Morning only  $25 Skill-building, lunch, keynote
Afternoon only  $25 “State of the field,” lunch, keynote 
Full day, morning, or afternoon admission for current Rutgers students free   
Full day admission, Camden residents  $20 Morning skill-building session, afternoon “state of the field” session, lunch, keynote 
Morning only, Camden residents  $10 Skill-building, lunch, keynote
Afternoon only, Camden residents  $10 “State of the field,” lunch, keynote 

Admission is free to current Rutgers students with registration.