Hillary Frank launched a decade-long career in radio with an answering machine as a tape recorder.
In college, Hillary was dead-set on getting a story on This American Life. The fact that she had no radio experience what-so-ever didn’t matter. She just made a story and sent it in. But, instead of a professional mic and recorder, she used the built in mic on an answering machine and then edited on a boom box cassette player.
Eventually, Hillary worked at This American Life and half-a-dozen other radio programs. Now, she’s harnessed the creative spark again, this time with a podcast — The Longest, Shortest Time.
On this HowSound, Hillary talks about inspiration, podcasting, and motherhood.
Mothering new producers is a speciality here.
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