Posted on February 14, 2020
Listening to Moon Graffiti by The truth podcast was very interesting. As a fictional piece, based on the true story of landing U.S. astronauts landing on the moon, it was very well done from a storytelling standpoint.
The re-enactment of Lance Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin was enthralling from start to finish. The two voice actors did an incredible job portraying a realistic and heartfelt interaction between each other during such a momentous achievement.
The sound design was exceptional. The constant ambient humming created a desolate and alien-like atmosphere. This level of details makes you feel as though you are right there with them on the moon. Radiolab’s Jad Abumrad, talks about creating empathy through intricately described images and sound bites. Without empathy, the listener has no connection to what is being heard.
The juxtaposition between the reenactment and the podcast host giving us information about the alter-script written for Nixon was a nice way to bridge the gap that the listener has to face. Through audio storytelling, so much can be achieved. Audio gives the listener the ability to paint their very own world in their head using somebody else’s words.