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Author Abel, Jessica.

Title Out on the wire : the storytelling secrets of the new masters of radio / Jessica Abel ; foreword by Ira Glass.

Publication Info. New York : B/D/W/Y/Broadway Books, 2015.


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 Colchester, Cragin Memorial Library - New Materials  GRAPHIC NOVEL 741.4 ABE    Check Shelf
 Cromwell-Belden Public Library - Adult Department  791.44 ABE    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  GRAPHIC NOVEL ABEL    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Graphic Novel  741.44 ABE    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  AD GRAPHIC 791.44 ABEL    Check Shelf
 Portland Public Library - Adult Department  GRAPHIC 791.44 ABE    Check Shelf
 Windsor Locks Public Library - Adult Department  GRAPHIC 791.44 ABE    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description xi, 226 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary "Go behind the scenes of seven of today's most popular narrative radio shows and podcasts, including This American Life and RadioLab, in graphic narrative. Every week, millions of devoted fans tune in to or download This American Life, The Moth, Radiolab, Planet Money, Snap Judgment, Serial, Invisibilia and other narrative radio shows. Using personal stories to breathe life into complex ideas and issues, these beloved programs help us to understand ourselves and our world a little bit better. Each has a distinct style, but every one delivers stories that are brilliantly told and produced. Out on the Wire offers an unexpected window into this new kind of storytelling--one that literally illustrates the making of a purely auditory medium. With the help of This American Life's Ira Glass, Jessica Abel, a cartoonist and devotee of narrative radio, uncovers just how radio producers construct narrative, spilling some juicy insider details. Jad Abumrad of RadioLab talks about chasing moments of awe with scientists, while Planet Money's Robert Smith lets us in on his slightly goofy strategy for putting interviewees at ease. And Abel reveals how mad--really mad--Ira Glass becomes when he receives edits from his colleagues. Informative and engaging, Out on the Wire demonstrates that narrative radio and podcasts are creating some of the most exciting and innovative storytelling available today"-- Provided by publisher.
"This graphic novel takes readers behind the scenes of their favorite radio shows and podcasts to show the storytelling techniques and ideas that produce these beloved programs"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-226) and index.
Contents Amuse yourself : ideas -- The heat of their breath : character and voice -- Keep or kill : story structure -- The deep sea : sound -- Your baby's ugly : the edit -- Epilogue.
Subject Radio -- Production and direction -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Podcasts -- Production and direction -- Comic books, strips, etc.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Radio -- General.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Media Studies.
Genre/Form Graphic novels -- United States.
Nonfiction comics.
Graphic novels.
Graphic novels.
ISBN 9780385348430 (paperback)
0385348436 (paperback)
9780385348447 (ebook)
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