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Major Digital Project Introduction

Based on the idea that individuals are able to learn and share online, you will choose something significant that you would like to learn, and you will share your progress openly in an online space. I have chosen that I want to embark on the journey of creating a podcast. I’ve been told by my husband that I have a face for podcasting (Just jokes he thinks he’s funny). I want to develop everything from introduction music, cover art, discussion topics and interviewing, to accessing equipment, creating an episode(s), and submitting it to either Apple or Spotify.

I began listening to podcasts about a year ago. Before that, I was listening to audiobooks on Audible. I have a thirty-minute commute to and from work everyday, so I really enjoy listening and learning while I drive. I found that I was mainly reading memoirs and biographies, however I found it to be quite daunting to begin listening to a ten-hour audiobook with the hopes of ever finishing it. Podcasts are a nice balance of anywhere between twenty-minutes to an hour of listening from start to finish. At first, I was reluctant to dive into the world of podcasting, however I am so thankful that I did because it is helping me grow as both an individual and a professional.

Some of the current podcasts that I listen to currently include:

  • The Birds Papaya (Sarah Nicole Landry) – Mental Health Interviews
  • Social Studies Podcast (Joe Dombrowski) – Comedy/Entertainment
  • Dear Hank & John (John & Hank Green) – Philosophy/Education
  • Today Explained (Vox) – Weekly News/Current Events
  • The Rachel Hollis Podcast – Entrepreneurship
  • Hot Mess Teacher Express (Jess Smith) – Comedy/Mental Health
  • Getting Curious (Jonathan Van Ness) – Society/Culture
  • Food Psych (Christy Harrison) – Nutrition/Wellness
  • Press Send (Chinar Alexander) – Society/Culture
  • RCSDPodPD – Professional Development

If you or someone you know has either successfully or unsuccessfully created a podcast, please feel free to comment any advice or suggestions below. I have began to do some research, and there is a lot of information out there!


2 thoughts on “Major Digital Project Introduction

  1. Kat,

    I love the idea of starting a podcast! I think it is such a fantastic way to channel the creative powers of writing, storytelling, and presenting! My fiancé told me I should start listening to podcasts, so reluctantly, I tried one of his suggestions… And I’m in love. I love true crime, so my favourite podcast to listen to is Crime Junkie. I ripped through all 250 episodes in an embarrassingly short amount of time and now I anxiously wait every Monday for a new episode.

    A lot of the people you mentioned I follow on social media, but didn’t actually know they have podcasts… I should definitely expand my horizons and listen to some podcasts that are less… Morbid? Thanks for the tips!

    I do know Jenny in our class tweeted about looking for different podcast platforms… So maybe she is embarking on a similar journey and might be worth connecting with? I also took a few classes with a fellow educator named Amanda Brace and she is basically a tech wizard. If I remember correctly, she started a podcast for one of the classes we took together and would probably be helpful to talk to. Check her out on Twitter… She is lovely!

    You have a fantastic idea and I can’t wait to see where it goes!


    1. It is crazy how many people have podcasts once you start looking! My Apple library seems to be growing every week. I will have to reach out to Jenny and ask her for any tips and tricks of the trade. Thank-you for letting me know!


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