NPR Legal Reporter Moves To Podcasting In COVID Times

Great article about Nina Totenberg who’s made the switch to podcasting from home. Well worth a read if you are looking into podcasting


I was a legal reporter and aspiring novelist in Washington, D.C. in 2014, whose aspirations to be like Nina Totenberg led to starting a podcast: First Draft with Sarah Enni. During my time as a journalist, I’d shoved plenty of pocket-sized recorders in the faces of senators and their lawyers, so I went searching for a microphone-and-recorder in one that had better sound quality but was still portable. I landed on the Zoom H2n Handy Recorder, which I used, while set on a tripod, for the first two years of interviews with published authors. It had great audio for the price point and I loved that the Zoom was compact, which allowed me to get out into the field to conduct my interviews face-to-face. First Draft features long-form interviews with novelists and other storytellers, and the in-person connection is crucial to the honest and conversational tone of the show…

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Nina Totenberg
American correspondent


Nina Totenberg is an American legal affairs correspondent for National Public Radio focusing primarily on the activities and politics of the Supreme Court of the United States. Her reports air regularly on NPR’s newsmagazines All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition. Wikipedia