NPR Journalists To Discuss Groundbreaking Podcasts Series In Discussion At Keene State
Are you a podcast enthusiast? Then this is one conversation you might not want to miss.
Join veteran public radio journalist and Keene State instructor Jason Beaubien for a conversation about the art of modern storytelling, podcast style, as Beaubien hosts New Hampshire Public Radio’s Lauren Chooljian and Jason Moon.
The event will take place Wednesday, Oct. 11, from 6-7 p.m. at the Mabel Brown Room on the second floor of the L.P. Young Student Center on the campus of Keene State College. The event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 5:30.
Since 2020, NHPR’s Document Team has dug into critical issues affecting people in New Hampshire and the nation. The team is driven by the idea that taking the time to tell the bigger story leads to greater impacts – opened minds, changed policies – and a more nuanced understanding of the people at the heart of those issues.
Earlier this year, the team launched two critically acclaimed podcast series. This first is Bear Brook Season 2: A True Crime Story, where Jason Moon reinvestigates the case of a New Hampshire man serving life in prison for a murder he says he didn’t commit. The second is The 13th Step, hosted by Chooljian, which exposes a culture of sexual misconduct in America’s addiction treatment and recovery communities.
The explosive revelations in The 13th Step podcast led to a wave of retaliation against sources and journalists involved in the reporting. Not only was Chooljian’s home vandalized, but her parents’ house was attacked. Eventually, NHPR was sued for the award-winning investigative series.
Beaubien will talk live on stage with Chooljian and Moon about what it takes to make these series and the ways in which their work is breaking new ground.