45 episodes

A radio show about people who make radio, hosted by Mooj Zadie and Mickey Capper.

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    • Education
    • 4.8, 68 Ratings

A radio show about people who make radio, hosted by Mooj Zadie and Mickey Capper.

    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
    43: Nadia Sirota

    43: Nadia Sirota

    Nadia Sirota is the host and co-creator of Meet the Composer and an acclaimed violist.

    “I actually feel like somebody being joyful about something in their life is wonderful. ... There's this temptation when you're in college, and definitely when you're in conservatory, to try to find the right constellation of things to hate. That will make other people think you're smart. And it's really tempting, and it's really easy, in some levels, to sort of fall into that kind of negative world. In classical music, God knows there's so much tearing down of people and of technique and of whatever. ... It's so boring, and it's fascinating to listen to people talk about stuff they love because it requires a little bit of vulnerability. And also that's the kind of excitement that brings you to love something yourself.”

    • 38 min
    42: Avery Trufelman

    42: Avery Trufelman

    Avery Trufelman is a producer of 99% Invisible and the host of Articles of Interest.

    “The literal battleground of interior and exterior forces in your world is what you’re wearing.”

    • 55 min
    41: Ira Glass

    41: Ira Glass

    Ira Glass is the host and executive producer of This American Life.

    “It’s not an accident I made a radio show where I am having intimate conversations with people on tape. ... Like the only person who would go to the trouble to invent something like that is somebody who has difficulty with intimacy, you know what I mean? And I think that I totally was inventing a thing to do in conversations with people on tape that I was having so much trouble doing in real life.”

    • 50 min
    40: Julie Snyder

    40: Julie Snyder

    Julie Snyder is the co-creator of Serial and S-Town. Prior to that, she was the senior producer of This American Life.

    "So the original conceit [of This American Life] was using the tools of journalism to [tell stories from] everyday life but then I felt like we flipped it back. ... Like why can’t we take then the same sort of narrative tools that we have, that people use to just talk ... and apply that back to things that are traditionally topical stories and news stories?"

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
68 Ratings

68 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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