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The Kitchen Sisters: Interviewing, Recording, and Podcasting

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Davia Nelson of The Kitchen Sisters is coming to Boston! Join her for a three-hour workshop that will hone your skills for an array of audio projects — radio, podcasts, online stories, storytelling, oral histories, audio slideshows, family histories, news, documentaries and other multimedia platforms. (The other Kitchen Sister, Nikki Silva, will join you by video).

Davia will cover interviewing and miking techniques, sound gathering, use of archival audio, field recording techniques, recording equipment, how to make interviewees comfortable, how to frame evocative questions that make for compelling storytelling, how to build a story, and how to listen (which is harder than it looks). You'll also talk podcasting. Serious talk about getting your podcast going and giving it a real sound. 


The workshop is customized to fit the projects you are working on. People who have attended her workshops in the past have come from radio, film, multimedia, detective agencies, newspapers, journalism, photography, oral history, historical societies, farms, music, ophthalmology, writing, libraries, archives, beer brewing, web design, restaurants, health care organizations, film, cheese-making and beyond. The groups are always lively and good contacts are made. (The other Kitchen Sister, Nikki Silva, will join you by video).


The cost of this three-hour workshop is $150 for non-members and $125 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.



Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva are The Kitchen Sisters, award winning NPR documentary producers who have created hundreds of stories in more than twenty-five years of working together. They are the creators, with colleague Jay Allison, of the duPont Columbia Award winning Hidden Kitchens series on Morning Edition, the Peabody Award winning NPR series Lost & Found Sound and the post 9-11 Sonic Memorial Project. Their podcast, The Kitchen Sisters Present, explores lost recordings, shards of sound along with new tales of remarkable people from around the world and is part of PRX’s Radiotopia.

In addition to producing radio, Davia Nelson has been a casting director and screenwriter and does live interviews for the Telluride Film Festival, City Arts and Lectures, and the JCCSF. She lives in San Francisco. 

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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