11 episodes

I’m Doug Fraser, producer and host of the NPR podcast What We Do. If there’s one thing I’ve learned about making a podcast, it’s that when things go right...damn it feels good. The Pod Lab is all about giving you the tools to create those moments. We'll deconstruct the anatomy of narrative scenes, peer under the layers of sound design, break down popular trends, and offer actionable advice to help you refine, polish, and make your podcast one-of-a-kind. We'll also feature questions directly from the Podcast Movement community that are answered by industry experts. If you love podcasting, meet us in The Pod Lab. (A Podcast Movement original series.)

The Pod Lab Podcast Movement with Doug Fraser

    • Education
    • 4.3 • 3 Ratings

I’m Doug Fraser, producer and host of the NPR podcast What We Do. If there’s one thing I’ve learned about making a podcast, it’s that when things go right...damn it feels good. The Pod Lab is all about giving you the tools to create those moments. We'll deconstruct the anatomy of narrative scenes, peer under the layers of sound design, break down popular trends, and offer actionable advice to help you refine, polish, and make your podcast one-of-a-kind. We'll also feature questions directly from the Podcast Movement community that are answered by industry experts. If you love podcasting, meet us in The Pod Lab. (A Podcast Movement original series.)

    Composing Music for Hit Podcasts with Matt McGinley (This American Life, Serial)

    Composing Music for Hit Podcasts with Matt McGinley (This American Life, Serial)

    What’s the secret sauce for composing music for narrative podcasts? Matt McGinley pulls back the curtain on creating music for hit shows like This American Life, Serial and Nice White Parents. Plus, we dig into tips for getting a well-known guest on your podcast...even if your podcast isn't well-known.
    The Pod Lab is a https://podcastmovement.com (Podcast Movement) original series.

    • 12 min
    Rules for Removing "Ums" and Breaths with Robyn Edgar (Pacific Content)

    Rules for Removing "Ums" and Breaths with Robyn Edgar (Pacific Content)

    Robyn Edgar of Pacific Content swings by to answer a frequently asked Podcast Movement community question: How much of the “ums” and breaths should you cut from your podcast? Plus, we'll dish out three tips for overcoming creative roadblocks.
    The Pod Lab is a https://podcastmovement.com (Podcast Movement) original series.

    • 12 min
    Pushing the Storytelling Envelope with Shannon Cason (Homemade Stories, The Trouble)

    Pushing the Storytelling Envelope with Shannon Cason (Homemade Stories, The Trouble)

    Want to tell better stories? You've come to the right place. Renowned storyteller https://www.shannoncason.com/ (Shannon Cason) stops by to answer a Podcast Movement community question: How can I dig deeper and be more authentic with the personal stories I share on my show? Plus, we'll talk about the importance of podcast production organization.
    The Pod Lab is a https://podcastmovement.com (Podcast Movement) original series.

    • 11 min
    The Subtle Art of Less Awkward Interviews with Alie Ward (Ologies)

    The Subtle Art of Less Awkward Interviews with Alie Ward (Ologies)

    Help for awkward interviews is on the way. Alie Ward, host of the hit show Ologies, is here to help us de-cringe our conversations with expert advice. Bonus: She blesses us with the tale of her most awkward interview ever. Plus, we'll look at three tips to give your guests—and you—a better experience.
    The Pod Lab is a Podcast Movement original series.

    • 14 min
    Hooking Listeners from the Opening with Aaron Mahnke (Lore, Bridgewater)

    Hooking Listeners from the Opening with Aaron Mahnke (Lore, Bridgewater)

    How do you hook listeners from the opening minutes of a story? What elements should you keep in mind to lure them into your world…and make them never want to leave?
    Aaron Mahnke, the legend of Lore himself, stops by to answer a Podcast Movement community question: How can you create better openings for a narrative podcast? Plus, we'll take a quick dive into atmospheric sound effects.
    The Pod Lab is a https://podcastmovement.com (Podcast Movement) original series.

    • 16 min
    The Power of Silence + Interview Advice with Josh Miely (NAB)

    The Power of Silence + Interview Advice with Josh Miely (NAB)

    Silence. It's an amazing tool for both interview and narrative podcasts. We'll take a dive into actionable advice for harnessing the power of silence for your show. Plus, Josh Miely (Director, Radio Operations for the National Association of Broadcasters) stops by to answer a Podcast Movement community question: If you could go back to your very first interview, what advice would you give yourself? (The Pod Lab is a Podcast Movement original series.)

    • 11 min

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Awesome, Engaging Interviews with Great Info!

Doug tackles great topics and creates awesome and engaging interviews. He approaches each interview with curiosity and is able to get incredible content from his guests in bite-sized episodes!

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