How to tell visual stories in sound

12:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Online Workshop
Registration Closed

The podcast 99% Invisible features stories about buildings, graphic design, colors, monuments – basically, anything in the world of architecture and design. There are lots of challenges when talking about the visual world in an audio medium. Producer Chris Berube talks about his writing process, using examples from 99PI, and other shows he’s worked on, including 30 for 30 and The Dropout.

Bonus: registration comes with a free, three-month license for Hindenburg audio editing software!

About Your Instructor

Chris Berube

Chris Berube is a producer at 99% Invisible. Before that, he worked at Slate Magazine, Pineapple Street Media, and the CBC in Canada. He helped edit Avery Trufelman's series Articles of Interest and the ABC podcast The Dropout. Chris lives in Toronto.


"As a mid-career journalist fairly new to podcasting, I really enjoyed hearing Chris's writing and structure tips. I think they're useful instructions for newcomers and thoughtful reminders for more seasoned producers."

"The class provided plenty of great advice and concrete examples that will definitely help me write and structure audio stories in the future."

"Chris did a great job sharing clips that drove home his points... Him giving tips about how to pitch etc. to 99PI added another layer of value to the workshops."

"Well worth your time, Chris is a very engaging teacher and I learned a lot."

Notes on this Class

Refund and recording policy: Classes will not be recorded and are non-refundable. We are not able to issue a refund if you cancel or do not attend a class. If you are unable to make a class, you are welcome to sell or give away your ticket and email the name of the new attendee to You will receive a Zoom link for the workshop the day before it begins.