"Never let the truth get in the way of a good story." - Mark Twain
Original, entertaining stories for you to enjoy whenever and wherever you choose. Absolutely free. A new episode every Friday. Something to get your weekend going. Try it.
OLD PROS RADIO HOUR BROADCASTING FROM THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14 The Old Pros in partnership with The Video Club, brings you original stories written by Laguna Woods residents and local friends, and read, recorded, produced, and broadcast by the Old Pros together with the Video Club. Each podcast is initially about 30 minutes and comprises one or more stories read by experienced Old Pros actors. CHOOSE HOW YOU LISTEN. Click here to go to our podcast website, or download a podcast to your mobile device. Old Pros Radio Hour podcasts are available on:
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NEW TO PODCASTS? Click here to watch Ken Goldberg on THIS DAY talking with Sheila Bialka about the Old Pros Radio Hour. He explains podcasts and shows how to access the stories online and on your phone.
FEBRUARY 2020: LOVE IS IN THE AIR Do you have an entertaining story about how you met your spouse of 1000 words or so? Send it in a Word or PDF document to us by Friday, January 3, at email@example.com. We'll let you know we got your story and if it will be included in a podcast.
CALLING ALL WRITERS AND STORYTELLERS! The OLD PROS RADIO HOUR is a unique podcast venture featuring original stories written by Laguna Woods residents and local friends, recorded in a new sound booth in the Video Club, and made available for listening over the Internet or downloading to a smartphone. Each podcast is initially about 30 minutes and comprises one or more stories read by experienced Old Pros actors. We are looking for stories with the following criteria:
The story is an original work, published or unpublished, to which you own (and will retain) the copyright and publishing rights.
The story is entertaining, PG-rated, and suitable for a listening audience.
The story is prose, either fact or fiction.
The current guide is 1000-4000 words, but if you have something a bit bigger or smaller that is entertaining, please submit it.
We are also, but not exclusively, looking for stories that fall into these broad categories:
FAMOUS ACQUAINTANCES - Have you met someone famous and do you have an interesting story to tell?
MY CUP IS HALF FULL - A segment comprising the way you manage to get on with life while living with a disability or illness. This segment will be anonymous to protect the author's privacy.
INCREDIBLE FAMILY STORIES - Is there a 'wow' factor in your family's history?
LOST AND FOUND - Did you lose something or someone and find it or them again later?
WAR STORIES - Stories that happened during wartime.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS What is a podcast? A podcast is a recording that you can access over the internet or download onto your smartphone, so that you can listen to it whenever it suits you and wherever you are. Do I need to be a member of the Old Pros to write a story? No, authors do not need to be members. What do I get in return? You will be accredited for every story included in a podcast. Your friends and relatives, wherever they may be, will be able to listen to your stories. Is there a deadline or limit for the number of stories? No, there is no deadline and no limit. What kind of contract is there? Authors have a one-page license agreement with the Old Pros. Where do I send my work? Send your proofed work in a Word document or as a PDF to Miranda McPhee at firstname.lastname@example.org. We do not guarantee we will record every story, but we will acknowledge we received your work. Who will record my story? A reader for each story is selected from a pool of 50+ actors who are members of the Old Pros. Can I be a reader? To audio-dition to be a reader, email email@example.com. You will need to join or be a member of the Old Pros. What if I still have a question? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Miranda McPhee on 949-445-2553.
THE OLD PROS RADIO HOUR TEAM Producers - Sheila Bialka, Miranda McPhee, Gila Zalon Podcast consultant and host - Bill Hemberger Sound engineers/editors - Sunita Saxena, Allan Williams, Eveline Hoffman, Starky Audio consultants - Jack Crawbuck, Tom Nash, Jim Rohrs Music - Mark Hochberg