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Intimate Interviews that Make the Mic Disappear with Heidi Shin

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Showing up with a microphone can make a lot of people nervous - even the best of talkers. Have you ever felt like you walked away from an interview and didn’t get to the heart of the story? That you didn’t get past what was rehearsed in a mirror, before you got there?

In this 2-hour workshop, you'll learn some practical tips for getting intimate and compelling tape. The kind of answers that make people pause and think. That give nuance to a topic you might have already heard a lot about. And help bring a story to life, beyond a talking head. We’ll explore techniques in a hands-on way and learn how to make interviewing less intimidating – both to you and the person you’re talking to.

We highly recommend this workshop for audio beginners.


The cost of this two-hour workshop is $50 for non-members and $40 for members of the Podcast Garage or members of the Harvard Ed Portal (i.e. any Allston-Brighton resident). Sign up below!

We're offering scholarships for this workshop. Learn more here.

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Heidi Shin is a radio + audio producer based in Boston, MA. She is a contributor to PRI's The World and the BBC World Service, and has served as a producer for National Geographic’s international investigative documentary series, “Explorer.” Heidi is also co-creator and producer of the podcast “The New American Songbook,” a podcast about immigrant musicians, produced in partnership with The GroundTruth Project and WGBH.

Our programming is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit 

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