This hour, rabbit holes — stories that start exploring one small thing and unexpectedly end up telling a much richer story.
No Place Like Home
by Phoebe Judge and Lauren Sporher (Criminal, 2015)
In the early 90s, a wealthy magazine publisher was convicted of fraud and sentenced to 18 months in a minimum security prison in Louisiana. But white collar criminals weren’t the only people living there, and the other people inside had basically been forgotten about by the outside world, some of them for decades.
Shipped to Timbuktu
by PJ Vogt, Alex Goldman and Alex Blumberg (Reply All, 2015)
A missent email from the world of professional cookie advisers send PJ hurtling down a path to WWII Japan.
We'll Drive Till We Find An Exit [EXCERPT]
presented by PJ Vogt at the 2016 Third Coast Conference
A session about the joy and fear of pursuing stories without any idea of how they're going to succeed, or if they're going to succeed at all. Reply All’s PJ Vogt shares some tricks for making these kinds of off-the-map stories work. He’ll talk about how you gather tape for a story you don't yet have a map for, how to include your original sense of wonder and discovery in your final script, and how to take stories that feel ordinary and insist on them becoming more strange.
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