• What are podcasts?
  • Do you listen to podcasts?
  • What are characteristics of podcasts?
  • What makes a good podcast?
  • What is the difference between a podcast and a radio show?
  • How do you find podcasts that interest you?
  • Do you have to download podcasts?

Good podcast for InS:

  • IMF Podcasts
  • Freakonomics
  • Goats and Soda 
  • The Guardian podcasts
  • Radiolab
  • 99% invisible
  • Planet Money
  • This American Life
  • More Perfect
  • Undone
  • Embedded
  • Invisibilia
  • Fresh Air
  • Hardcore History
  • TED radio hour
  • Hidden Brain
  • All Songs Considered

We will listen to a podcast from the Guardian.

  • As you listen, consider these questions:
    • What makes the podcast interesting?
    • What methods do they use to communicate their ideas?
    • What tricks to they use to create emphasis, transition, discussion, conclusion etc.
  • What does the podcast say about disparity? What is the thesis?
  • What were the strengths of the podcast?
  • What were the limitations?
  • Would you use this as a source in an I&S assignment? Explain

Part 2:

  • Now, in groups of 2-4, you have 5 minutes to find a podcast about disparity, development, poverty or any topic related to this unit’s statement of inquiry: Disparities exist within and between countries but strategies can be used to improve standard of living
    •  It needs to be less than 30 minutes long and simple enough for you to understand it
  • First, find out how to source podcasts and write up a complete MLA source for the podcast you have chose.
  • Then, write a one paragraph synopsis of the main idea of the podcast
  • Then in your group, discuss the effectiveness of the podcast in getting its point accross
    • What are the strengths of the podcast
    • What are its limitations
    • Would you use this podcast as research for an assignment? Explain your answer.
    • We will share our answers with the class.