Students in Podcasting learn about podcast reporting, producing and hosting. They create explainers about the rise of podcasting and interview podcast hosts about how they do their work. They speak with artists about their craft, and business owners about challenges they face. For their final project, students produce profile podcasts of interesting people around Baltimore, including a 3D printing artist known as “the pot guy,” a math teacher who learned how to work with glass and a DJ making music from his dorm room.
In fall 2020, we worked collaboratively on an oral history of what it was like to be a student, parent, faculty member, staff member, administrator or coach at Towson during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. This seven-part podcast was produced for The Baltimore Watchdog and the Towson University Special Collections and University Archives.
Student work appears in The Baltimore Watchdog podcast feed.
I’ve also had the pleasure of working with a range of students on podcasting projects. I worked with two students on a trio of podcasts about topics of interest to Towson students, including Rate My Professors, the state of student media and parking woes.