Out on the Wire: The Storytelling Secrets of the New Masters of Radio

A graphic novel that delivers a behind-the-scenes look at five of the most popular narrative radio shows on the airwaves today, including This American Life and RadioLab. With the help of This American Life's Ira Glass, Jessica Abel, a cartoonist and devoted fan of narrative radio, goes behind the scenes at five of the most popular storytelling shows (TAL, RadioLab, The Moth, Planet Money, and Snap Judgment) on the radio to look at the ways that they construct a narrative. Out on the Wire is informative, funny, and engaging, and it demonstrates that in the midst of all the other media that consumes us, radio is still very much alive.

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