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Developing Shortcut: An Audio Sharing Tool

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This American Life Audio Sharing Tool

This American Life is developing an open source web tool that enables fans to be able to easily clip audio into short, shareable snippets and share them online. It will integrate transcription technology and create beautiful visual .mp4s to go along with the audio snippets.


  • Introducing Shortcut (This American Life)
  • This American Life listeners are sharing audio in unexpected ways” (CJR)
  • “Two new tools at the cutting edge of audio sharing” (CJR)
  • Notes on Designing This American Life’s “Shortcut” Tool (Medium)
October 1, 2016