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Transom Podcast

52 EpisodesProduced by TransomWebsite is an experiment in channeling new work and voices to public radio through the internet, and for discussing that work, and encouraging more. Our podcast offers some tasty little audio morsels to go.


Story Workshop Fall 2015: Pieces

Rob Rosenthal, Lead Instructor

Rob Rosenthal

…one of the things I love most about my job as lead instructor [is] I have no idea what’s going to happen. From day-to-day, from workshop to workshop… every class is different. The stories are different. Even the style of storytelling is different…

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TSW: Class of Fall 2015

“No Flush, No Fuss” by Devika Bakshi

Devika Bakshi

Follow the good tape. Like a besotted stalker. Like you followed Teju Cole on Twitter. With utter devotion.

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“Good Intentions: A Story of Cross-Racial Adoption” by Brenna Daldorph

Brenna Daldorph

Someone once told me that if you are comfortable during discussions about race, then nothing important is actually being said. I held that close to heart as I worked on this piece…

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“An Act Relative To Sex Offenders” by Ciara Gillan

Ciara Gillan

You’re prepped from the outset that your story may not unfold the way you thought it would. But sometimes, at that very last minute, your story can grab you by the ears and spin you right upside down.

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“More Than A Game” by Jimmy Gutierrez

Jimmy Gutierrez

It took me a long, long, long time before I understood the ingredients to make this story work. In the editing process I relied heavily on all eight classmates, along with Rob and Catie.

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“Ears Underwater” by Bethel Habte

Bethel Habte

…go out and drink beers with scientists. More generally, always be on the hunt for stories.

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“Trigger Warning” by Jacqui Helbert

Jacqui Helbert

It was extremely difficult to share so much about myself and make myself vulnerable while working on the piece. But both Paige and I are happy with the end result and hope that our story will help someone who has suffered at the hands of a family member.

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“Secession’s the Answer” by Sally Helm

Sally Helm

On my way to gather tape at the karaoke bar, I wondered if I was crazy to think that this might work. At first it was awkward to record people on their night out. By the end of the night, though, I’d started to enjoy the rush that comes from talking to strangers and going out on a limb.

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“Driving In Circles” by Martine Powers

Martine Powers

Coming from the world of print journalism, I always believed in the adage, “Everyone needs an editor.” Here’s what I learned at Transom: Everyone needs eight editors. Or nine. Or ten.

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