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‘Homecoming’ Podcast Debuts Second Season With Companion Novel

The popular scripted podcast from Gimlet Media has also landed a two-season order for a TV adaptation with Amazon. The same day that Homecoming landed a television home, the popular podcast has returned for a second season. But while much has happened for creators Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg in the seven months since the […]

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Why America Wrote the Declaration of Independence

        by Joseph F. Kobylka         In this lecture, Professor Joseph F. Kobylka partners with The Great Courses to examine the combination of events and ideas that contributed to the development of America’s ultimate petition to...

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The Great Gatsby

        The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald that follows a cast of characters living in the fictional town of West Egg on prosperous Long Island in the...

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On the steps to becoming masters of drama

Lots of proud parents have recently attended their kids’ end of the school year performance and for some this may have left them wondering if the stage will be the place where their kids will find a professional home. For those parents who see a real star in their children’s future or for those young […]

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Lance Dann: behind the scenes of the Blood Culture podcast

Compelling podcasts with a life beyond the audio as website content, films, post-show discussions with scientists, twitter feeds and an SMS text game On 20th April 2017, the audio and digital media drama series Blood Culture went live for the first time. It is a bio-medical thriller series, which explores people’s anxieties of the marketisation […]

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Prepare for a new golden age of audio drama as big names flock to podcasting

News that Amazon’s audiobook arm, Audible, is investing US$5m (£3.8m) to seek out writing talent for forthcoming new releases, is further evidence of a major revival in the medium. The story in 2016 was the way podcasting had led to an explosion of new drama serials – this year the focus is on how licensing […]

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Dramatization of massacre set for radio broadcast

By JILL WHALEN / Published: June 7, 2017 BURG COLLECTION, PENNSYLVANIA STATE ARCHIVES Strikers are seen on their way to Lattimer Mines on Sept. 10, 1897, the day of the massacre. STANDARD-SPEAKER FILE The Lattimer Monument is shown. A re-creation of the massacre will take place on the radio in September. Bill Bachman is hoping […]

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Julia Roberts in Talks to Star in Homecoming TV Series

It has been reported that Julia Roberts is in talks to join the TV series, “Homecoming”, which is an adaptation of the fictional podcast from Gimlet Media. The podcast is written by Sam Esmail and focuses on the story of employees of a secret government agency who want to rejoin the civilian population. Executive producers […]

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AFTRS to showcase new frontier of storytelling

Precipice, an innovative binaural narrative podcast, will launch as part of the Vivid Ideas 2017 program, part of Vivid Sydney the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas. This pilot production is an exploration of the potential for 3D audio narrative storytelling. AFTRS’ has created Precipice in partnership with New York’s WNYC Public Radio, Sydney […]