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Apr 11 @ 6:00pm | Elevating Audio Stories with Sound ft. Bay Curious

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Thursday, April 11 at 6 p.m. @ KQED | Elevating Audio Stories with Sound

Wondering how to create sound-rich audio stories with a one/two-person podcast team? Interested in using sound and music to enrich your audio pieces? Join us at the Podcast Garage at KQED for a podcasting workshop with the makers of KQED’s Bay Curious podcast, which uses listener questions as the jumping-off point to explore what makes the San Francisco Bay Area unique. In this session, Bay Curious host and editor Olivia Allen-Price and producer Katrina Schwartz will delve into their editorial and creative process for designing the sound for their podcast episodes. You will hear clips from the show and learn about ways that they use field recordings, music, voices, and other sounds to create immersive scenes and bring stories to life. There will also be time for Q&A, and light snacks and refreshments will be served!

Doors open at 6:00 pm, event starts at 6:30 pm sharp.




About the Speakers:

Olivia Allen-Price is a big believer in the value of public-powered journalism. She helped launch Bay Curious as a radio series in 2015, turned it into a podcast in 2017, and published the book “Bay Curious: Hidden True Stories of the San Francisco Bay Area” in 2023. Before working at KQED, Olivia worked at The Baltimore Sun and The Virginian-Pilot. When not tethered to a computer by a pair of headphones, Olivia loves running, playing with other people’s dogs, and taking weekend trips around California. Follow her on Instagram.

Katrina Schwartz grew up in San Francisco and loves learning new things about her hometown. She helped pilot the first iteration of Bay Curious when it was just a radio feature. Before joining the team, Katrina reported on education for the online site MindShift. She also helped start the MindShift podcast, which she co-hosted for five seasons. She won a national Education Writers Association award in 2019 in the Best Audio Storytelling category for an episode about student anxiety. When she’s not reporting, Katrina loves reading, the ocean and the mountains, and playing ultimate frisbee.



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