My vision for this project is simple, because I think that’s the best way to give the proper impact to the important part: the testament of the people who have directly experienced war and the issues surrounding it. I want to do very little editorializing, I want the experiences to speak for themselves. I very much believe that we are in a time of history where the technology exists to document these stories and distribute them easily. To not do so would be a crime against the future and against human knowledge
I’ll lay it out as I’m picturing it, but this is just a loose outline, and I welcome any ideas you have — everything is fair game for change.
TITLE: Warrior Journal
- It would be a 30-45 minute internet radio program (podcast)
- The program opens with a brief introduction by a host that describes the person telling the story in this episode and maybe talks just a bit about the general theme for the episode.
- The body of the show will be the vet telling his/her story. The contact with the vet will be an interview with questions to keep the story going. In the final production, the goal is to edit out the interviewer completely.
- At the end, there is a moment of reflection from the host followed by general announcements about the show and a closing.
- I plan to be the host, but I am open to other possibilities.
- The interview should be recorded in-person or by Skype whenever possible for sound quality. Phone interviews could be done for follow-ups, but generally this won’t be good enough sound quality for the main show.
- I would like to plan to have 5-10 episodes ready to go before we release the first one, maybe even more. It’s important to be consistent with podcasts as much as it is with other media. If you say you’re going to release weekly, you need to get something out weekly.
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