With the development of the podcast and online radio, audio documentary has made a major resurgence in popular culture. This course will explore the basic skills and techniques required to tell stories through sound. Along with the technical tools required, the focus will be on learning how audio production can enhance communication with an audience and inform their local community. Topics covered will include: journalistic story construction, vocal delivery, microphone technique both in the studio and in the field, and Pro Tools-based digital audio mixing. Students will complete several written discussions of the course readings. In addition to the regular class time, students will also be required to complete a two-hour “studio lab” assignment each week. These recorded audio projects will be presented to the class. The course will culminate with final projects from each student which will be played on B-Rad Radio.