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Essential Storytelling Techniques With Producers From ”Snap Judgment”

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Storytelling is one of the most effective tools we have as a species – to connect, to persuade, and to entertain. There are stories all around us. We watch stories on TV, read them online and share them with each other. They are the most important and powerful way we have to interpret our world. Essential Storytelling Techniques with Producers from “Snap Judgment” will be of particular interest to those drawn to crafting and sharing intimate stories about the human experience. This class will cover storytelling techniques that will help you turn an idea for an audio, radio story or podcast into a real and concise narrative.

  • Dive into finding & pitching stories
  • Explore constructing a focused, compelling story arc
  • Learn about conducting interviews to craft a complete, engaging story
  • Explore building dramatic tension, narrative surprise & higher meaning


Julia is a senior producer at NPR’s Snap Judgment. Her work has also appeared on This American Life, 99 Percent Invisible, and Love + Radio. Before coming to radio she was a bartender, National Geographic Young Explorer, and ardent traveler. She lives and works in the San Francisco Bay area.

Anna Sussman is the Senior Producer and Managing Editor of NPR’s Snap Judgment, a weekly narrative radio program airing on over 300 stations nationwide. She is also the Advanced Radio lecturer at the University of California at Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism.

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