Tag: podcasts

Podcasting by Design

by Nathan Loewen, Department of Religious Studies Podcasts are cool. Podcasts are the new Twitter. By that, I mean podcasts may be one of the “next things” in higher education. They are a great way to invite people into discovery through conversation. Both the Twitter-sphere and the world of podcasts are resplendent with people wanting to share their critiques and ideas, and both are great mediums for creating and extending academic conversations in ways that disseminate to a variety of publics. […]

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Serial and Student Writing

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by Sarah Pilcher, Department of English In July, I heard the news that a Baltimore judge had overturned Adnan Syed’s 1999 murder conviction. I hadn’t listened to Sarah Koenig’s wildly popular podcast Serial in 2014, but I remembered Syed’s name from discussions between friends and colleagues. Because it was a lazy-hazy-crazy day of summer, I downloaded the first episode. Season One of Serial (“one story, told week by week”) follows Koenig as she delves into the 1999 murder of high school […]

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