Exploring the World of Podcasts

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Bi-weekly;  Week One;  Wednesday;  10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Two Terms; In-person

Podcasts are a relatively new use of technology to share information, expand our understanding of the world as well as to entertain us while we go about our active lives. There is a topic for every interest. This workshop aims to explore the world of podcasts by examining those that tackle a variety of topics (example: The Daily by New York Times journalists) to ones that delve deeply into specific subjects (Science Friday) to ones that tell a story (The Memory Palace). We will examine how to choose podcasts that are both reliable and enjoyable. Workshop participants will select a topic, and explore up to three podcasts on that topic. Each presenter will recommend that fellow participants listen to the podcast chosen for the presentation prior to the workshop to enable an informed discussion led by the presenter. Presentation topics may include the biographical sketch of the podcast host(s) and guests, format and style, and quality of the information.

Facilitators

Connie Uetrecht (connieuetrecht420@gmail.com) is a retired public health professional whose interest spans from nutrition, health promotion, continuing education, gardening, horticulture and music to politics. She is looking forward to another year of exploring the world of podcasts.

Sue Kralik (csuekralik@gmail.com) is a retired school principal whose interests include political activism, history, choral singing, Scottish Country Dancing, and astronomy. Sue looks forward to a year of learning and sharing ideas in Exploring the World of Podcasts.

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