NPR's Hidden Brain and CRT stories

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Lessons from presentation (at NASA GSFC) by the producers of the NPR podcast and radio show Hidden Brain. Title: “Audio Magic: Telling Stories With Sound" The lessons are in the context of audio stories; but, they're mostly applicable to our CRT stories as well.

1. Order matters

2. Set the stakes

3. Experts = characters

4. Let tape guide the story

5. Sound design is like dancing

6. Let it go

7. Stories anchor abstract ideas

8. Writing is everything

9. Write drunk*, edit sober * figuratively

10. Signpost signpost signpost

11. Leave listeners with a final thought