They Met Over Cheese Curds
An ongoing story about my Mom, local to Detroit and her boyfriend, local to a city outside of London that I never am able to make out over phone distortion. They met at an airport in Minneapolis. Enjoyed a 'holiday' of a relationship for just a few months, before the pandemic separated them for seven months. I wondered, how could they endure the uncertainty of when they would be able to see each other again? How would they overcome the loneliness and solitude of quarantine? I meet Keith for the first time, and see if I can learn a thing or two about love.
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While the world came to a standstill just over a year ago, podcasting as an artform has continued to thrive. Interview someone in your life about a significant experience or challenge that they’ve overcome during this past year. Create a short-form podcast episode using sound bites from this interview to create a compelling audio story. You should briefly introduce the person, dive into their unique story, and conclude with how this experience has shaped them moving forward. Feel free to use narration, music, and sound effects to heighten emotion, and/or to advance the story for the listener as-needed. The interview should be recorded remotely (i.e. over the phone or Zoom) or safely with those who are part of your quarantine pod. The audio podcast you submit should be no longer than 10 minutes long, and hit all the right notes as a powerful listening experience for an audience.
Podcast should be no longer than 10 minutes long.
Accepted audio file formats include: AIFF, ACC, FLAC, MP3, MP4, OGA, OGG, and WAV
Deadline to submit: May 28 , 2021 at 2PM PT.
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