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When Radiotopia executive producer Julie Shapiro talks about podcasting, you leave with the impression that we should all look at listening as a sacred act. Shapiro has long been one of the world’s most innovative leaders in the art of audio storytelling, and in this conversation, you’ll learn about the sensibility she brings to making and consuming podcasts, and hear some tips for creators of the form.

Shapiro sat for an interview in 2017, and talked about a range of subjects, including the PRX Podcast Garage (1:00); Ear Hustle, a podcast produced from San Quentin (4:10); the challenges of making a prison podcast (8:15); what makes for good audio narrative (10:20); making audio art in Australia (13:30); the influence of music (17:20); listening habits and podcast tech (19:30); podcast genres and listener culture (24:30); and the ideal length of a podcast (29:30).

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Ear Hustle


Podcast Garage Shapiro on her work with RN's Creative Audio Unit



Power of Narrative conference

Third Coast International Audio Festival

updated: 3 years ago