Guidelines for participating on this podcast
Would you like to write or record something for The Missing Link? Please review the following guidelines. I encourage you to contact me, Elizabeth Green Musselman, at greenmue AT southwestern DOT edu, to discuss your ideas.
- I am keen to experiment with a variety of formats. Though the program so far has featured fairly straightforward, non-fiction essays, I would welcome submissions in the style of radio dramas, historical fiction, creative non-fiction, dramatic performances of historical documents, book and film reviews – the possibilities are limitless, so long as the focus remains well-researched historical perspectives on science, medicine, or technology.
- The process of getting an essay onto the podcast takes about six weeks. At least six weeks before airing, I will need to see a brief (2-3 paragraph) proposal, in which you outline what you plan to do in your segment. At least one month in advance, I will need to see a written draft. If you are recording the audio yourself, I will need that at least two weeks before the episode.
- Essays generally run between 500 and 1,500 words. Please feel free to discuss with me any ideas that might require a longer segment than that.
- If you have even basic recording equipment (a decent headset microphone and some digital recording software like Audacity or GarageBand), you can record a segment in your own voice. You can leave the editing and additional audio to me.
- If you have some research in this field that you would like to discuss and would prefer me to interview you for the program, do get in touch. Setting up a recorded phone interview is a relatively simple process.
- If you do not have any recording equipment, or do not wish to make a recording, I can accept written essays and have them recorded for the podcast.
- All submissions are subject to the host’s discretion as to whether they will appear on the podcast and if so, how they will be edited. The host will, of course, check with authors about any substantive editing changes.
- When you submit an essay, please include a list of several books, articles, and/or web sites that you used as references and that listeners might find interesting reading.