Pat Walters first wanted to be a literature professor, but decided to move into journalism as he didn't want to spend all his days in the library by himself.

After intially working as a print journalist, he pitched a few stories to Radiolab and got a full-time position there about seven years ago. Since then, he has also worked with Pop-Up Magazine and moved on to podcasting company Gimlet Media.

He spoke to after his talk at the Power of Storytelling conference to share some insights into getting started with podcasting, the subjects better suited to radio, and the story behind some of the audio projects he has produced.

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