Friday, April 5, 2013

Sound and Science with Jad Abumrad of Radio Lab

Jad Abumrad, the host of my second favorite radio show, Radio Lab, talks about the sound of failure. Radio Lab uses a tapestry of sound and story to explain interesting science concepts. The hosts and producers are masters at the craft of editing and playing with sound. In this short talk, Abumrad discusses the sound of failure. Besides being another great example of masters reflecting on their process and craft, it does a nice job of demonstrating how sound could be used creatively in the service of illustrating scientific content.

Ira Glass on the Art and Craft of the Story

Ira Glass, host of NPR's This American Life radio program shares his insights on the art and craft of telling a good story. To me, there is nothing greater than hearing someone who has mastered their craft talk about their process. These kinds of deep insights into the creative process are what illuminate the way for ourselves and our students to walk through the unfolding process of creating in any medium or art form.