Storyline Development and Project Scouting
Every day in the news events happen that ordinary people are eager to learn more about. Podcasts, and particularly podcast series, have become one of the most interesting ways that audiences now connect to content as listeners. We at History Studio can help you to take a recent event that you think will interest listeners and give it the rich detail, the informed narrators and experts, and the historical and present day context information that make a podcast riveting. History Studio is also the industry hub for fresh project ideas that are timely and will move audiences that may not have occurred to you. Everything from unsolved historical mysteries, to dramatic cold case stories to not-so-recent that would resonate in especially powerful ways today, let History Studio help you to bring these stories to life in a podcast.
We at History Studio can help you to take a recent event that you think will interest listeners and give it the rich detail, the informed narrators and experts, and the historical and present day context information that make a podcast riveting.
Errors and Omissions Review
Whether your production schedule is being finalized or you’re at the acquisition stage, the last thing you need to worry about is having your podcast land you in litigation. At History Studio, our researchers bring ivy league training and our unique access to academic sources and databases to inform our “errors and omissions” service. With our deep commitment to thorough, objective, and time sensitive research, History Studio will work with your legal team to ensure that every line in your podcast script, as well as every press release you draft, and all representations of all people, living or dead, are vetted for accuracy and flagged for potential liability.
Scene Authenticity and Cultural Sensitivity Review
Beyond legal vetting, History Studio offers another invaluable pre-production service to podcast production team. Just as it is important for a podcast to be protected, it also needs to resonate with its intended audiences. Are the scenarios you will present given proper context and are they as sourced as they need to be? Reviewing drafts of scripts or serving as an in-studio consultant, no question about accuracy and authenticity is too small or too large for the research team at History Studio. In addition to podcasts providing proper context for listeners, they must also appeal to as wide an audience as possible and not unwittingly invite bad reviews for it portrayal of certain characters or controversial events. Are your characters portrayed as authentically and sensitively as they need to be? Is your depiction of groups or individuals in keeping with how those groups or individuals would represent themselves? Does your prodcast unwittingly rely on type casting that might render it a far less believable to diverse audiences? Do some of the characters in your podcast have more development than others, based on unwitting racial or gender blind spots? Is your portrayal of a particularly controversial event careful to consider it from multiple vantage points and to make even the villains in the story complicated rather than resort to stereotyping? Our team at History Studio is committed to bringing its multi-racial, international perspective and sensitivity to historical and cultural context to your podcast. Your production will be not only historically authentic, but it will resonate with the broadest audiences possible.