- 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
- Goats and Soda
- The Guardian podcasts
This American Life
- 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
- 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.