NPR Training
Storytelling tips and best practices


Want to start a podcast? Read this first

Use these prompts and quick tips to get your creative process started.

How to hook your podcast audience

How can you break through the competition for ears? First of all, of course, you need a good story. But there’s more … data gathered from NPR One offers lessons for keeping listeners engaged.

Webinar with WWNO: ‘How a small station made a big podcast’

In June of 2015, WWNO in New Orleans launched a podcast called Katrina: The Debris. They called it a “pop-up podcast.” It was time-bound; ultimately, a thirteen-episode experiment. The occasion was the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. As national news outlets flooded into New Orleans months before the anniversary, WWNO wanted to own the big story