Check out this engaging podcast shedding light on the myths of Robert Johnson’s life from the good folks at Radiolab. It’s a good way to spend 30 minutes and might illuminate bits of Reservation Blues for you. At the very least there is plenty of good music throughout the podcast!
Check out this podcast on fact-checking from the Wired magazine perspective. The host of the podcast is an editor and former fact-checker. This raises fascinating implications for journalists like yourselves – what is a fact? What is the best fact? How can you be sure your facts are valid?
Please listen to this powerful podcast feature released this week. Please answer the questions below, as well. If you have an interest, here is another example from the same program on a different topic.
Why is this subject worthy of a feature? What is the main point of this piece? Does it have a perspective or . . . → Read More: Homework: Digital Journalism – Podcast Feature
If you’re interested in learning about irony, the power, the weakness, the implications of irony, here are two resources:
“What Happened to Irony?” @ Salon.com
“A Case For Irony” @ On Point, a podcast version, similar to the article above
If you’re not interested, okay.
Please excuse the less than perfect audio, but this video should prove helpful to those of you braving the podcast project for our Into Thin Air oral activity. Feedback on the video is welcomed.
Unit 2 Eng 10 Summative Oral Activity Introductory Podcast
Please listen to the podcast above (just press the play triangle) and read the Google Doc handout in the Handouts collection for directions and a rubric for your final summative assessment for the Nonfiction Unit based on Into Thin Air. We will discuss this in class, as . . . → Read More: Assessment: English 10 G & H – Into Thin Air Nonfiction Unit Final Assessment
So, as promised, here are two podcasts covering parts of The Psychopath Test.
First, here is chapter two. This is an early version of the chapter and it is interesting to hear the differences. The second podcast is here and focuses on the subject of the text, but Act Two is a chapter from later . . . → Read More: IB L&L HL: Psychopath Test Podcasts
Please find the notes from our listening to and discussion of a podcast below and in our shared Notes collection.
For our next assignment, we will create a podcast based on our current event articles. This could be as simple as reading your article, but also consider all of the options:
Record audio sounds to add life to the piece, like music and interviews at the dance for an article about the dance, for example . . . → Read More: Classwork – Digital Journalism Podcasting
Please find time this week or next to listen to this “podcast,” featuring different songs using nature or nature imagery in interesting ways. I would love to hear comments on this podcast expanding on your understanding of nature as a figurative device in music – what other examples do you have, what do you agree . . . → Read More: Podcast Lecture: AP Lit C & F – Nature in Music & Lyrics