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. Through reading and listening, students will study the work of each other, as well as pieces from journalists and podcasters around the world. Topics covered will include: story construction, vocal delivery, microphone technique both in the studio and in the field, and ProTools-based digital audio mixing. Students will be expected to produce written analysis of the readings, as well as weekly recorded segments to be presented to the class, culminating with a ten-minute final project of their own design by the end of the term, which will be distributed digitally to the greater College community.