Episode from the podcastInside Podcasting

How New York Times Producers Transformed Nikole Hannah-Jones’ 1619 Project Into a Work of Extraordinary Audio

Released Wednesday, 29th July 2020
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Adizah Eghan and Annie Brown join host Skye Pillsbury to discuss the making of The New York Times’ acclaimed 1619 Podcast. The trio discuss:
  • How the team began re-imagining the 1619 Project as an audio experience;
  • What inspired the show’s theme song and sound design;
  • How the team decided which stories to pursue for the audio version;
  • Why the narratives within the series embraced moments of laughter and joy as well as grief and gravitas;
  • How Adizah and Annie found the emotional heart of the series’ final two episodes.

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Host Skye Pillsbury on Twitter @SkyePillsbury                         
Guest Adizah Eghan on Twitter @Adizah_E 
Guest Annie Brown on Twitter @nniebrown 
Inside Podcasting producer Evo Terra on Twitter @EvoTerra
Inside Podcasting is produced and hosted by Skye Pillsbury. Evo Terra of Simpler Media Productions is Skye’s co-producer for season two. Charles Quilley is Skye’s sound engineer and Rachel Loden is our researcher. Thanks to Jason Calacanis for greenlighting this project, to Skye’s family for their unwavering support, and to all of YOU, the fabulous people who listen to this show.
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