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The Masterclass Podcast

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The Masterclass Podcast

The Masterclass Podcast

Louisa Lim

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Learning Through Listening: Lessons in audio from some of the best audio journalists in the world, hosted by Louisa Lim from the Centre for Advancing Journalism at the University of Melbourne.

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Ep 14: A Matter of Life and Death; True Crime Podcasts

Louisa Lim explores the booming phenomenon of podcasts with investigative journalist Richard Baker and the ABC’s Rachael Brown. They explore what makes this genre so compelling to audiences, and what does it tell us about ourselves and how far can you push the the story telling. 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 anEconomist 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...

48 MIN2018 OCT 10
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Ep 14: A Matter of Life and Death; True Crime Podcasts

Ep 13: Pod Save Radio- How Podcasting is Transforming the Audio Sphere

Louisa Lim moderated a lively discussion between Natasha Mitchell, host of the ABC's Science Friction and Robert Smith from Planet Money on NPR. They tackled topics such as their individual approaches to a story, how podcasts are pushing the boundaries of narrative story telling and how much of yourself should you insert into a story? Host details: Louisa Lim has been a journalist for more than two decades. She was a foreigncorrespondent in China for a decade for BBC and NPR. She subsequently wrote a bookcalled The People’s Republic of Amnesia; Tiananmen Revisited, which was named anEconomist 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 Jour...

50 MIN2018 JUL 9
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Ep 13: Pod Save Radio- How Podcasting is Transforming the Audio Sphere

Ep 12: Manoush Zomorodi on Engagement and Audience Interaction

Masterclass Episode 12: Manoush Zomorodi on Engagement and Audience Interaction The smartphone has changed audience interaction forever, and Manoush Zomorodi’s Note to Self is a trailblazer in audience engagement. She talks through extreme engagement, and how she managed to get listeners not just to call in, but to change their lifestyles. Show notes @manoushz Note to Self https://www.wnycstudios.org/shows/notetoself Bored and Brilliant series https://www.wnyc.org/series/bored-and- brilliant Bored and Brilliant; How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self https://www.amazon.com/Bored-Brilliant- Spacing-Productive- Creative/dp/1250124956 Ghosting, Simmering and Icing with Esther Perel https://www.wnycstudios.org/story/esther-perel- online-dating/ I Didn’t See Your Text https://www.wnycstudios.org/story/esther-perel- empathy/ Host details: Louisa Lim has been a journalist for more than two decades. She was a foreigncorrespondent in China for a decade for BBC an...

26 MIN2018 MAY 15
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Ep 12: Manoush Zomorodi on Engagement and Audience Interaction

Ep 11: Julie Shapiro on Podcasting

You have to love and idea and a topic so much that you want to live it, breath it, eat it and marry it. That’s the advice that Radiotopia’s Julie Shapiro gives for anyone who wants to get into podcasting. Show notes @jatomic http://www.julieshapiro.org/who/ Radiotopia https://www.radiotopia.fm/ Ear Hustle https://www.earhustlesq.com/ Millennial http://www.millennialpodcast.org/ 99% Invisible https://99percentinvisible.org/ Host details: Louisa Lim is an awardwinning journalist and podcaster. 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. The podcast she co-hosts, The Little Red Podcast, has just won News and Current Affairs podcast of the year in the Australian Podcast Awards. She teaches Audio and Video Journalism at the University of Melbourne. @limlouisa Production Team Buffy Gorr...

30 MIN2018 MAY 8
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Ep 11: Julie Shapiro on Podcasting

Ep 10: Lyse Doucet on Journalism in Hostile Environments

Masterclass Episode 10: Lyse Doucet on Journalism in Hostile Environments The job of a journalist is to tell the stories of our time. In this episode, the BBC's Chief International Correspondent Lyse Doucet talks through the challenges facing today's journalists from the conflict frontlines to the increasing hostility to the mainstream media. Show notes @bbclysedoucet The Real Story, What is Fuelling The War in Yemen (BBC World Service) https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3cswx1l Lyse Doucet Reunites With Refugee Family in Canada (BBC) http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-us-canada-37412117/lyse-doucet-reunites-with-syrian-refugee-family-in-canada Syria in the Wake of US-led Missile Strikes (BBC Newshour) https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w172w252dqg20mt Syria: The World's War (BBC Two) https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b227d8 Inside Yemen: Three Years of War https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/n3ct553w Host details: Louisa Lim has been a journalist for more than two decades. She was a forei...

26 MIN2018 MAY 1
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Ep 10: Lyse Doucet on Journalism in Hostile Environments

Ep 9: Steve Inskeep on Going Live

Masterclass Episode 7: Steve Inskeep on Going Live Going live is one of the trickiest skills for any audio journalist to master. In this episode, NPR’s Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep draws on his decades behind the mike to outline some of his top strategies for going live. Show notes @nprinskeep Morning Edition https://www.npr.org/programs/morning-edition/ To Escape Civil War, Many Yemenis Flee to Djibouti https://www.npr.org/2018/03/19/594839290/to-escape-civil-war-many-yemenis-flee-to-dijibouti Yemeni Refugees Cross Gulf of Aden to Seek Safety in East Africa https://www.npr.org/2018/03/22/595967396/yemeni-refugees-cross-gulf-of-aden-to-seek-safety-in-east-africa Why Yemen’s War Mostly Remains Out of News Headlines https://www.npr.org/2018/03/19/594839325/why-yemens-war-remains-mostly-out-of-news-headlines US Fast Tracks Missile Defence System to East Asia, Drawing China’s Ire https://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2017/03/09/519369095/u-s-fast-tracks-missile-defense-system-...

28 MIN2018 APR 23
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Ep 9: Steve Inskeep on Going Live

Ep 8: Neal Razzell on Using Sound

Sound and silence are the tools of an audio journalist, and their uses – as emphasis, as illustration, as explication or as a chapter break – are manifold. In this episode, the BBC’s Neal Razzell talks through how to make your pieces sing, and how to go one step further with sound. Show notes Neal Razzell 's Twitter - @NealRazzell Spain’s Battle for the Bull (Documentary Podcast, BBC World Service) http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p033zrkw Last Call From Aleppo (Crossing Continents, Radio 4, BBC) http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08zd778 Audiograph: The Sound of the Brexit Pound http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p043px57 Audiograph: The Sound of Climate Change http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p043pryr Audiograph: The Sound of Mexican Migration to the US http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04dyfg9 Audiograph: Falling Infant Mortality Rates http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0418j8v Opposing Obama (BBC World Service) http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/documentaries/2010/01/100128_opposing_ob...

33 MIN2018 APR 16
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Ep 8: Neal Razzell on Using Sound

Ep 7: Natasha Mitchell on Writing for Radio

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. Show notes 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...

29 MIN2018 APR 9
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Ep 7: Natasha Mitchell on Writing for Radio

Ep 6: Robert Smith on The Art of Radio Packages

Masterclass Episode 6: The Art of Radio Packages Learn how to fantasize your ideal piece into reality, as well as how to become an audio hunter who knows exactly what they want and how to get it. In this episode, NPR's Robert Smith decodes the structure of a radio news package, talking through the tricks of the trade, and how to do it all on a tight deadline. Show notes: Robert Smith’s Twitter - @radiosmith Harlem Says Its Farewell to James Brown https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6692842 Episode 788: Robert And Kenny Go To The Fair https://www.npr.org/sections/money/2017/08/11/542893444/episode-778-robert-and-kenny-go-to-the-fair Countdown Begins as Planet Money's Satellite Gets Placed on Rocket https://www.npr.org/2018/02/01/582513401/countdown-begins-as-planet-moneys-satellite-gets-placed-on-rocket Recorded at the Horwood Studio, University of Melbourne arts.unimelb.edu.au/soll/resources/horwood Host details: Louisa Lim has been a journalist for more than two ...

30 MIN2018 MAR 26
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Ep 6: Robert Smith on The Art of Radio Packages

Ep 5: Becky Lipscombe on Recording in the Field

Masterclass Episode 5: Recording in the Field Use your mic like a camera, zooming in and out to getting aural close-ups and wide shots to build texture to your pieces. In this episode, the BBC’s Africa producer Becky Lipscombe talks through how to report in the field including what to take out with you and how to get the sound you need. Show notes Becky Lipscombe’s Soundcloud page https://soundcloud.com/beckylip Robert Mugabe Resigns (BBC Newshour) http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w172vr1h1kz89l2 Zimbabwe; The People Have Spoken https://soundcloud.com/beckylip/zimbabwe-the-people-have-spoken Sierra Leone; The Ebola Orphans https://soundcloud.com/beckylip/sierra-leone-the-ebola-orphans Recorded at the Horwood Studio, University of Melbourne arts.unimelb.edu.au/soll/resources/horwood 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 Republi...

29 MIN2018 MAR 19
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Ep 5: Becky Lipscombe on Recording in the Field

Latest Episodes

Ep 14: A Matter of Life and Death; True Crime Podcasts

Louisa Lim explores the booming phenomenon of podcasts with investigative journalist Richard Baker and the ABC’s Rachael Brown. They explore what makes this genre so compelling to audiences, and what does it tell us about ourselves and how far can you push the the story telling. 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 anEconomist 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...

48 MIN2018 OCT 10
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Ep 14: A Matter of Life and Death; True Crime Podcasts

Ep 13: Pod Save Radio- How Podcasting is Transforming the Audio Sphere

Louisa Lim moderated a lively discussion between Natasha Mitchell, host of the ABC's Science Friction and Robert Smith from Planet Money on NPR. They tackled topics such as their individual approaches to a story, how podcasts are pushing the boundaries of narrative story telling and how much of yourself should you insert into a story? Host details: Louisa Lim has been a journalist for more than two decades. She was a foreigncorrespondent in China for a decade for BBC and NPR. She subsequently wrote a bookcalled The People’s Republic of Amnesia; Tiananmen Revisited, which was named anEconomist 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 Jour...

50 MIN2018 JUL 9
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Ep 13: Pod Save Radio- How Podcasting is Transforming the Audio Sphere

Ep 12: Manoush Zomorodi on Engagement and Audience Interaction

Masterclass Episode 12: Manoush Zomorodi on Engagement and Audience Interaction The smartphone has changed audience interaction forever, and Manoush Zomorodi’s Note to Self is a trailblazer in audience engagement. She talks through extreme engagement, and how she managed to get listeners not just to call in, but to change their lifestyles. Show notes @manoushz Note to Self https://www.wnycstudios.org/shows/notetoself Bored and Brilliant series https://www.wnyc.org/series/bored-and- brilliant Bored and Brilliant; How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self https://www.amazon.com/Bored-Brilliant- Spacing-Productive- Creative/dp/1250124956 Ghosting, Simmering and Icing with Esther Perel https://www.wnycstudios.org/story/esther-perel- online-dating/ I Didn’t See Your Text https://www.wnycstudios.org/story/esther-perel- empathy/ Host details: Louisa Lim has been a journalist for more than two decades. She was a foreigncorrespondent in China for a decade for BBC an...

26 MIN2018 MAY 15
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Ep 12: Manoush Zomorodi on Engagement and Audience Interaction

Ep 11: Julie Shapiro on Podcasting

You have to love and idea and a topic so much that you want to live it, breath it, eat it and marry it. That’s the advice that Radiotopia’s Julie Shapiro gives for anyone who wants to get into podcasting. Show notes @jatomic http://www.julieshapiro.org/who/ Radiotopia https://www.radiotopia.fm/ Ear Hustle https://www.earhustlesq.com/ Millennial http://www.millennialpodcast.org/ 99% Invisible https://99percentinvisible.org/ Host details: Louisa Lim is an awardwinning journalist and podcaster. 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. The podcast she co-hosts, The Little Red Podcast, has just won News and Current Affairs podcast of the year in the Australian Podcast Awards. She teaches Audio and Video Journalism at the University of Melbourne. @limlouisa Production Team Buffy Gorr...

30 MIN2018 MAY 8
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Ep 11: Julie Shapiro on Podcasting

Ep 10: Lyse Doucet on Journalism in Hostile Environments

Masterclass Episode 10: Lyse Doucet on Journalism in Hostile Environments The job of a journalist is to tell the stories of our time. In this episode, the BBC's Chief International Correspondent Lyse Doucet talks through the challenges facing today's journalists from the conflict frontlines to the increasing hostility to the mainstream media. Show notes @bbclysedoucet The Real Story, What is Fuelling The War in Yemen (BBC World Service) https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3cswx1l Lyse Doucet Reunites With Refugee Family in Canada (BBC) http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-us-canada-37412117/lyse-doucet-reunites-with-syrian-refugee-family-in-canada Syria in the Wake of US-led Missile Strikes (BBC Newshour) https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w172w252dqg20mt Syria: The World's War (BBC Two) https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b227d8 Inside Yemen: Three Years of War https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/n3ct553w Host details: Louisa Lim has been a journalist for more than two decades. She was a forei...

26 MIN2018 MAY 1
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Ep 10: Lyse Doucet on Journalism in Hostile Environments

Ep 9: Steve Inskeep on Going Live

Masterclass Episode 7: Steve Inskeep on Going Live Going live is one of the trickiest skills for any audio journalist to master. In this episode, NPR’s Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep draws on his decades behind the mike to outline some of his top strategies for going live. Show notes @nprinskeep Morning Edition https://www.npr.org/programs/morning-edition/ To Escape Civil War, Many Yemenis Flee to Djibouti https://www.npr.org/2018/03/19/594839290/to-escape-civil-war-many-yemenis-flee-to-dijibouti Yemeni Refugees Cross Gulf of Aden to Seek Safety in East Africa https://www.npr.org/2018/03/22/595967396/yemeni-refugees-cross-gulf-of-aden-to-seek-safety-in-east-africa Why Yemen’s War Mostly Remains Out of News Headlines https://www.npr.org/2018/03/19/594839325/why-yemens-war-remains-mostly-out-of-news-headlines US Fast Tracks Missile Defence System to East Asia, Drawing China’s Ire https://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2017/03/09/519369095/u-s-fast-tracks-missile-defense-system-...

28 MIN2018 APR 23
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Ep 9: Steve Inskeep on Going Live

Ep 8: Neal Razzell on Using Sound

Sound and silence are the tools of an audio journalist, and their uses – as emphasis, as illustration, as explication or as a chapter break – are manifold. In this episode, the BBC’s Neal Razzell talks through how to make your pieces sing, and how to go one step further with sound. Show notes Neal Razzell 's Twitter - @NealRazzell Spain’s Battle for the Bull (Documentary Podcast, BBC World Service) http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p033zrkw Last Call From Aleppo (Crossing Continents, Radio 4, BBC) http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08zd778 Audiograph: The Sound of the Brexit Pound http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p043px57 Audiograph: The Sound of Climate Change http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p043pryr Audiograph: The Sound of Mexican Migration to the US http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04dyfg9 Audiograph: Falling Infant Mortality Rates http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0418j8v Opposing Obama (BBC World Service) http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/documentaries/2010/01/100128_opposing_ob...

33 MIN2018 APR 16
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Ep 8: Neal Razzell on Using Sound

Ep 7: Natasha Mitchell on Writing for Radio

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. Show notes 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...

29 MIN2018 APR 9
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Ep 7: Natasha Mitchell on Writing for Radio

Ep 6: Robert Smith on The Art of Radio Packages

Masterclass Episode 6: The Art of Radio Packages Learn how to fantasize your ideal piece into reality, as well as how to become an audio hunter who knows exactly what they want and how to get it. In this episode, NPR's Robert Smith decodes the structure of a radio news package, talking through the tricks of the trade, and how to do it all on a tight deadline. Show notes: Robert Smith’s Twitter - @radiosmith Harlem Says Its Farewell to James Brown https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6692842 Episode 788: Robert And Kenny Go To The Fair https://www.npr.org/sections/money/2017/08/11/542893444/episode-778-robert-and-kenny-go-to-the-fair Countdown Begins as Planet Money's Satellite Gets Placed on Rocket https://www.npr.org/2018/02/01/582513401/countdown-begins-as-planet-moneys-satellite-gets-placed-on-rocket Recorded at the Horwood Studio, University of Melbourne arts.unimelb.edu.au/soll/resources/horwood Host details: Louisa Lim has been a journalist for more than two ...

30 MIN2018 MAR 26
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Ep 6: Robert Smith on The Art of Radio Packages

Ep 5: Becky Lipscombe on Recording in the Field

Masterclass Episode 5: Recording in the Field Use your mic like a camera, zooming in and out to getting aural close-ups and wide shots to build texture to your pieces. In this episode, the BBC’s Africa producer Becky Lipscombe talks through how to report in the field including what to take out with you and how to get the sound you need. Show notes Becky Lipscombe’s Soundcloud page https://soundcloud.com/beckylip Robert Mugabe Resigns (BBC Newshour) http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w172vr1h1kz89l2 Zimbabwe; The People Have Spoken https://soundcloud.com/beckylip/zimbabwe-the-people-have-spoken Sierra Leone; The Ebola Orphans https://soundcloud.com/beckylip/sierra-leone-the-ebola-orphans Recorded at the Horwood Studio, University of Melbourne arts.unimelb.edu.au/soll/resources/horwood 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 Republi...

29 MIN2018 MAR 19
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Ep 5: Becky Lipscombe on Recording in the Field
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