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A radio show about people who make radio. Hosted and edited by Mooj Zadie.

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    • Education
    • 4.8 • 71 Ratings

A radio show about people who make radio. Hosted and edited by Mooj Zadie.

    46: Sayre Quevedo

    46: Sayre Quevedo

    Sayre Quevedo is a producer at VICE. “I'm not like a cinephile at all but in a movie nobody says, ‘And then he revealed to me a deep, dark secret.' You discover the deep, dark secret as the main character is learning it. And I just feel like there's something so much more engaging for me as a listener to feel like I'm discovering at the same time as the person who's doing the reporting than feeling like you're just describing the process of discovery. I just need things to feel like they did in real life. I don't want to recreate things."

    • 46 min
    45: Bianca Giaever

    45: Bianca Giaever

    Bianca Giaever is the host of Constellation Prize and a producer at The Daily.

    "My favorite radio stories are ones that were passion projects to begin with, that would be un-pitchable from the start because the idea sounds so mundane. .... Boy talks about anxiety as I feel anxiety would have been the logline for the Scared is scared. Holy Cow Lisa would've be like I want to make a movie about my heartbreak, like every other f*****g person on planet earth? ... Terrible pitch! But the person I was talking to happened to be a great talker, an amazing character. ... So I've never really been afraid of the un-pitchable story. And it's actually the type of story that intrigues me the most."

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    • 40 min
    44: Wendy Zukerman

    44: Wendy Zukerman

    Wendy Zukerman is the host and executive producer of Science Vs.

    "There is an expectation that if you have a platform you have an agenda. And whereas — for better or worse — me, personally, I don't have particularly strong opinions about things that I don't know about. It's what makes the show possible. I'm terrible at other things in life, but when it comes to issues, I'm pretty good at knowing, oh, I actually don't know anything about that. I shouldn't be having an opinion. And I just want to know the facts."

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
71 Ratings

71 Ratings

RoseEReid ,

Beautiful, Candid, & Personal

Mooj is the type of rare interviewer that initiates intimacy with his guests in a way that is a true pleasure for the listener. He asks questions that lead to unexpected places and emotion for all participants. He takes risks and in the most respectful way - there are holds barred! A wonderful listen AND excellent for learning or refining skills and passion for this craft.

Badger08 ,

Enlightening

Great because it goes into so much detail -- very helpful for those of us who are learning this craft.

oxenfree ,

I'm disappointed to BE disappointed

Hi guys. I want to say that when I found your show I was so excited.
Radio is my passion. I listen, I produce. And here you are, youngins in the field (like me!) interviewing the Greats one-on-one.
Your show has a recipe for success. Great subjects, sound quality, tight production. You clearly do your research, which I respect.
But often your interviews make me feel uncomfortable. Your questions are all over the place- too brainy, maybe. Maybe you assume too much going in. Or you get star struck. Or something... because I'm hearing that your subject has to put in too much work to respond to your questions. You struggle to make a connection. And when you're talking to professional talkers, that signals a problem.
Maybe you can work on your style. Loosen up a little. Or just interview everyone in your life till you get more natural. After all, there's no substitute for practice. Try deep listening (a la Pauline Oliveros), or an oral history approach (ask easy questions!)
My review here is intended as constructive criticism. Because I really, really want your show to be as great as it could be.
Yours,
Liv Hardy

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