Video: Making Sounds with A Prairie Home Companion's Fred Newman

Monday, December 16, 2013

Ask Fred Newman what it is that he does and he explains, "I honk for a living."

Fans of A Prairie Home Companion may recognize him as the man behind the crunch of footsteps and squeak of doors that bring radio storytelling to life. And for the past few years, he's provided the sound effects for our own radio play of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, featuring WNYC and WQXR hosts, written by award-winning playwright Arthur Yorinks and directed by WQXR's Elliott Forrest. 

Below, watch Fred explain how he does what he does, and show us some of his favorite sounds. And don't miss our live video webcast of A Christmas Carol, Monday, December 16 at 7pm. Watch it here


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