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Lost Sound: The Forgotten Art of Radio Storytelling

Jeff Porter


Lost Sound is a book about a literary tradition that, while rarely studied, was a vital part of broadcast radio during the mid-1930s through the 1940s and beyond. From Archibald MacLeish to Glenn Gould, radio storytelling was a thriving acoustic art that bridged the worlds of literature and broadcast culture. In Lost Sound, Jeff Porter examines the vital interplay between sonic techniques and modernist practices in the growth of radio. Concentrating on the 1930s through the 1970s, but also speaking to the rising popularity of today's narrative broadcasts such as This American Life, Radiolab, S ... More

Keywords: Radio, Modernism, Literature, Sound art, Prestige, Radio drama, Broadcast culture, Storytelling, Acoustic drift, Mastering effect

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781469627779
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627779.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeff Porter, author