We love receiving pitches from our listeners and many of them make it on the air! Past episodes about higher education and the United States’ relationship with Mexico were pitched by listeners, and lots of individual stories had their origins in your brains as well. So, here’s your chance – propose a topic below and explain why you think it would make a compelling subject for us to tackle.
We’re looking for topics we can trace over the entire course of American history, rather than single chapters. In other words, we can’t create a show around the history of the car, but we can explore the history of American transportation. If you’ve never listened to BackStory, check out our archive of past shows to get a sense of what we’re all about. You can also take a look at what others have pitched in the past here, here, or here.
Post your suggestions below OR send your pitch to email@example.com. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!
From time to time, we’ll also include radio features by outside producers. Visit our freelancer’s page for more information about what we’re looking for, a list of upcoming show topics (and tape deadlines!), and pay rates.