(a two-session master class)
with Neal Carruth
Offered in partnership with NPR's New York Bureau
December 16, 2019 • January 23, 2020

In the first, daylong session of this two-part master class, Neal Carruth will provide an overview of the vast and proliferating world of podcasts. He will address how podcasts are used and answer questions such as: Who makes them? Why do some podcasts rise to the top? What topics are best suited to the form? What topics are likely to fail? Then, using a new NPR science podcast as a case study, he will present the various steps taken to develop it, from initial pitch to final product. Following this first session, participants will have several weeks to make their own podcasts, which will be workshopped during the second, shorter, evening session.

Neal Carruth is NPR’s first-ever general manager of podcasts. He oversees the teams who work on many of NPR’s most popular podcasts, including Embedded, Hidden Brain, Planet Money, and Rough Translation. Previously, he was supervising senior editor of NPR’s Business Desk, supervising editor of NPR’s Election Unit, and supervising senior producer of All Things Considered. Carruth is a recipient of a Peabody Award and a Gerald Loeb Award.