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The Masterclass Podcast

Louisa Lim

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The Masterclass Podcast
29 MIN2018 APR 9
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Masterclass Episode 7: Writing for Radio

One of the biggest secrets to writing for radio is not writing for radio, but letting your sound and your interviewees do some of the work. In this episode, Natasha Mitchell of Australian Broadcasting Corporation's (ABC) Radio National walks us through how to show, not always tell, for radio.

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Natasha Mitchell's Twitter @natashamitchell
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/natasha-mitchell/2914164

Eugenics, Power and Privilege; Why America had a Nazi Problem Before Charlottesville (Science Friction)
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-08/eugenics-history-us-had-nazi-problem-before-charlottesville/8883074

Calling all Carnivores and Vegetarians; Would You Eat Meat Grown in a Lab? (Science Friction)
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/sciencefriction/would-you-eat-in-vitro-meat-grown-in-a-lab/9185470

The Secret Life of Children (Earshot)
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/earshot/the-secret-life-of-children/7936046

The Secrets Inside Your Cells; Epigenetics, Trauma and Ancestry (Science Friction)
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/sciencefriction/the-secrets-inside-your-cells/9237992

Recorded at Studio 757, External Relations, University of Melbourne

Host details:
Louisa Lim has been a journalist for more than two decades. She was a foreign correspondent in China for a decade for BBC and NPR. She subsequently wrote a book called The People’s Republic of Amnesia; Tiananmen Revisited, which was named an Economist Book of the Year and shortlisted for the Orwell Prize. She co-hosts a podcast on China called The Little Red Podcast with Graeme Smith from the Australian National University. She teaches Audio and Video Journalism at the University of Melbourne.
@limlouisa

Production Team
Buffy Gorrilla is an award-winning audio journalist and a recent graduate of the University of Melbourne’s Master of Journalism programme. Buffy has been a producer at the ABC for Radio National and ABC Radio Melbourne and is currently working with RN’s Blueprint for Living. She is also host and producer of an upcoming podcast for the University of Melbourne called Starting Somewhere.

Ruby Schwartz is a Research Assistant to the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Melbourne. She provides research support for books, essays, op-eds and speeches, and co-produces the Vice-Chancellor’s public policy podcast, The Policy Shop. Ruby has co-hosted a weekly intersectional feminist news and current affairs show on 3CR, produces audio stories for FBI Radio’s All The Best and written articles for the Sydney Morning Herald. She was an editorial assistant at the Saturday Paper and wrote a thesis on gendered cyber harassment.