We're living in a golden age of radio and podcast storytelling. People are hungry for great stories to listen to and new podcasts are popping up everywhere you look. With some basic tools, you too can join the revolution. How hard could it be, right? Just pick up a mic and start talking. Well, not exactly. It's true that a great radio or podcast story may seem natural and off-the-cuff but there's a lot more going on behind the scenes than you might think. This class will explore successful story structures, common pitfalls to avoid and why it's so important to write like you speak. You'll learn about narrative tension, thinking in scenes and different approaches to writing to tape. We'll also analyze some examples of excellent and innovative radio writing from people like Starlee Kine, Jonathan Goldstein, Scott Carrier and Nate DiMeo. What makes a story resonate with the listener? What makes us keep listening? Come find out.