In part because of recent events and in part because I’ve decided to leave a little earlier than planned to spend some time back in DC before I head up to NY, I’ve decided it’s in my best interest to put the NOLA Porchcast project on the shelf. I would love to eventually pass the project on to capable hands, and maybe oversee as a producer.
On the bright side, I’ve also decided to pursue a project that has been a dream of mine for a few years now. NY has all of the right ingredients to put it together, and of course I can still include some NOLA talent in the project. More on that later.
In the meantime, I’m putting my focus back into becoming a better writer, a better storyteller, and a better producer.
New Aura Fedora-Inspired Merch: Adventures in Storytelling and Sound
Are you an audio journalist? A public radio buff? A radio theater enthusiast? A podcast junkie? Press play and tell the world you live out loud.
Clicking the photo above will take you directly to the shop, where you can browse a whole line of tech and office accessories and apparel.
One of my favorite time-saving tools when editing or creating audio content is this online file converter. I can use it anywhere, even if I’m not on my own laptop. It’s super-quick and efficient, and accommodates lots of file options. Bookmark it!
My storytelling sucks …
… but that’s okay, because I have good taste.
Here’s some great advice from one of the most famous names in audio journalism. This is an excellent example of why I’m taking the leap and doing projects like 30 Days of Audio as well as seeking out workshops. I know from experience that I hated listening to my work for the longest time. Sometimes, I still do.
Yet every time I finish a piece, it always informs how I work on the next one, both in terms of what I did that I want to continue doing, and what I want to differently next time.
Ira Glass on storytelling and harnessing creativity.
Illustrated by David Shiyang Liu.
July in Bloom:
Lush, Lavender roses in front of a Garden District home in New Orleans. Photo by Aura Fedora.
The blog is growing and I’ve got a lot coming up in the month of July!
On July 6th, I turn 30. To celebrate, and to kick off a year of “adventures in storytelling and sound” I’m starting 30 Days of Audio - a new audio post every day for 30 days. Expect to see posts from my new podcast, new Audio Filé posts for Nola Defender, never-before-heard Backstage on the Bayou interviews, outtakes, and bonus material from the archives, as well as other experiments with field recordings and other fun surprises.
On July 14th and 15th, I’ll be participating in BarCampNola! Stay tuned for more details.
July 22nd, Clarence Darrow, the one-man show about the life of the famed lawyer and champion of the underdog, written by David W. Rintels, starring Michael Martin and directed by Glen Meche, opens at Café Istanbul. I am stage managing this production.
July 24th - 29th, Tales of the Cocktail! I’ll be out there all week. You should be, too.
I’ll be announcing some other little fun things throughout the month.
Peace and thanks for following. Now let’s create more stories to tell. *~ AF