What does it mean for a podcast or radio story to be “innovative” or “experimental”? Is it in the writing? The structure? The use of sound?At the 2018 Third Coast Conference, Andrew Leland and Michelle Macklem traced the roots of narrative audio from some of the form’s newest producers back through radio history to the medium’s original innovators, with an emphasis on underrepresented and underheard artists. They made a case for the future of experimentation by exploring a treasure-trove of work that has shaped, and weirdened, the way narrative audio sounds.There is a treasure trove of extra information and resources that come with this episode. Find them on Producer News and on the Third Coast website. We also have a full transcript of the this episode, thanks to Descript (coming soon).
We use and misuse language with Kenneth Goldsmith, the man behind the largest online database of avant-garde works. From Samuel Beckett's radio plays to Hollis Frampton's films, if it's art on the peripheries, it'll be on UbuWeb.