Episode 6

Hooking Listeners from the Opening with Aaron Mahnke (Lore, Bridgewater)

How do you hook listeners from the opening minutes of a story? What elements should you keep in mind to lure them into your world…and make them never want to leave?

Aaron Mahnke, the legend of Lore himself, stops by to answer a Podcast Movement community question: How can you create better openings for a narrative podcast? Plus, we'll take a quick dive into atmospheric sound effects.

The Pod Lab is a Podcast Movement original series.

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The Podcast by Podcast Movement and Doug Fraser

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Doug Fraser

If it's peculiar, you can count Doug Fraser in. From the voice of Porky Pig to bestselling author Lemony Snicket, Doug's What We Do podcast explores the people behind the world’s most intriguing passions, hobbies, and jobs. He's also the producer/host of The Pod Lab (a Podcast Movement original series), and the creator/producer of several other upcoming shows. When not podcasting, Doug spends his time concepting and writing for ad agencies, filming short documentaries, and soaking up rays in Virginia Beach.