What would you like to hear podcasts about?

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Radio was the dominant form of entertainment and news for decades but it lost its prominence as new forms of media — TV, the Internet — came along. For a minute we thought it was on a fast decline to the point of extinction. However a recent boom in the podcast industry proved that radio is well and alive, it just changed its stripes.

Anyone with access to some basic tools can produce a podcast from anywhere and anyone with access to the Internet can listen to it anywhere, making podcasting a very accessible medium, for both hosts and listeners.

An example of a podcast that lies within the realm of audio citizen journalism is "The Kitchen Sisters Present". Hosted by two independent producers, Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva, their stories are also broadcasted on radio networks.

They present series on a multitude of people and topics: a hidden Palestinian kitchen that brings the conflicted American and Palestinian communities together, the death of traditional Japanese diet in American internment camps during WWII being another topic.

These stories capture the daily lives of people who don't always get the chance to be in the limelight, they are stories that matter. More projects like these ought to be produced, and the already existing ones should come forth more.

What would you like to hear podcasts about?

Comments (19)

  • tom Tom @ Topical Talk
    06 Jun 2022

    Thank you for telling us about this particular podcast., fearless_mulberry. I've added a question so that others can share their thoughts too.

  • British Council.jpg rational_grape | Makini Academy | Kenya
    06 Jun 2022

    Don't you think that some people may be in the rural won't be able to access Wi-Fi meaning they also can't access the podcasts or start a podcast? We should be looking at problems and try to face them from different perspectives don't you think too?

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      rational_grape's comment 23 Jun 2022

      @rational_grape that is an interesting point you have raised! Could you think of ways that someone who doesn't have wifi could access podcasts and find an example? (this may require you to do some research)

  • British Council.jpg friendly_currency | Shohour High Public School | Lebanon
    06 Jun 2022

    Di you think that all those podcasts and tvs may have new evolution in the upcoming years ?

  • British Council.jpg amazing_reflection | Shohour High Public School | Lebanon
    08 Jun 2022

    I'd like to hear podcast for listening to others' opinions about a certain issue. As a person who's interested in the world issues and the the latest developments, I care a lot about what the public and the experts say about this issue and what's their perspective toward it, and here comes the role of podcast which conveys those opinions to the public in a good way. I have a question for fearless_mulberry, do you think podcasts are more influential or more liked by people than tv shows ?

    1. British Council.jpg rational_grape | Makini Academy | Kenya
      amazing_reflection's comment 08 Jun 2022

      I think they are not because people are more interested in watching something other than listening to it. Children prefer visual journalism to audio Journalism and I think it is good because it sticks to your brain better than words. When you see a beautiful picture, for example, the image will certainly go to your long-term memory while when you hear something, it might or there are many reasons for it to go to your short-term memory. That is why children are taught using pictures and videos because they are influential and won't make the children bored when teaching.

      What other reasons make tv shows more influential than podcasts and generally most audio journalism?
      Are there situations where people might choose podcasts over tv shows?

      #PowerOfSound

  • British Council.jpg mindful_raisin | Islamabad Model School for Girls (VI-X), I-10/4 | Pakistan
    09 Jun 2022

    I love podcasts.
    Reading takes all of your attention, so does watching video.
    Podcasts and audiobooks allow you to use your eyes for something else like tidying, travelling, making things, in fact, anything that doesn’t require you to ‘hear yourself think’.
    When I hear a great voice speaking excellent content, somehow, it comes alive.
    Podcast conversations are often genuinely enthusiastic, and that fires me up. Similarly, it can be conversational, funny, sarcastic, even annoying, and you will get a different understanding from a different tone.
    Many business use Podcasts as part of their content marketing strategy. The podcasts are, at least if they’re to be successful – informative, educational and or entertaining. I’ve learnt a lot from podcasts, and so often, it feels like I’m not really trying, and the knowledge has just snuck into my brain and set up camp.

    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      mindful_raisin's comment 10 Jun 2022

      It sounds like you would be a very well-versed podcast host given your experience in listening to them. I look forward to hearing yours at the end of the Project!

  • Cardinal Langley RC High School |United Kingdom alert_attitude | Cardinal Langley RC High School |United Kingdom
    16 Jun 2022

    I would like to hear podcasts about other peoples issues so then people can come together and solve the issues

    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
      alert_attitude's comment 16 Jun 2022

      Great idea, why is it important to hear a range of different people's perspectives?

      1. Cardinal Langley RC High School |United Kingdom alert_attitude | Cardinal Langley RC High School |United Kingdom
        Tiff @ Topical Talk's comment 30 Jun 2022

        so we can see how the entire community feels instead of just one person

  • St Michael's Middle School humorous_reindeer | St Michael's Middle School A | United Kingdom
    17 Jun 2022

    I would like podcasts to ask/answer questions people put through a chat or comment just so you can help peoples problems?

  • British Council.jpg emotional_piano | Makini Academy | Kenya
    18 Jun 2022

    hi, my name is emotional piano,
    and what I like about sound in the news is that when someone gets hurt they will hear the sound and will try to help them. what I would like to hear in the broadcast for listening to others' opinions about certain issues like global warming, the natural disaster they cause, and more. if a person is interested in the world issues and the latest developments they are more likely to listen to the news or a broadcast. if I was to say, the sound is the most important thing in life because it helps like a key and a door so, you have a door( which can be life) and a key( which can de sound). if you do not have a key your door will never be opened, it will be closed, here comes the role of the broadcast which conveys those opinions to the public in a good way and I have a question for TOM, do you think podcasts are more influential or more liked by people than tv shows and movies?
    thank you.

  • Cardinal Langley RC High School |United Kingdom outspoken_coyote | Cardinal Langley RC High School |United Kingdom
    20 Jun 2022

    I would like to listen to like things about like adventures through the wild or jungle so you can picture it in your mind by yourself . I would also like to listen to people like scientist telling us all about space.

  • Graveney-logo-250x250.jpg encouraging_elderberry | Graveney School | United Kingdom
    22 Jun 2022

    I would like to hear podcasts about forgotten people from history who we should know about because I believe that is very interesting and important to right the wrongs and find out about these amazing people who have done so much but are still not properly represented. A podcast can spread information through lots of communities and can really change the ways we see these people like Elizabeth Jennings Graham who was a teacher and civil rights activist who challenged segregation and was one of the first women to take legal action against racial discrimination in the late 19th century. Why haven't we heard about Elizabeth or other amazing people in our schools and books?

    1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      encouraging_elderberry's comment 22 Jun 2022

      That's a great question, encouraging_elderberry! Is there anything else that you think schools should be doing differently? Keep an eye out for our discussion in a few weeks which will be all about ways to make education better.

  • British Council.jpg quick_banana | Makini Academy | Kenya
    23 Jun 2022

    I would like to hear podcasts talk about things that are affecting our earth now like climate change and gender equality and how we can solve them or try to solve them.

  • Cardinal Langley RC High School |United Kingdom alert_attitude | Cardinal Langley RC High School |United Kingdom
    30 Jun 2022

    so we can see how the entire community feels instead of just one person

  • Cardinal Langley RC High School |United Kingdom outstanding_dinosaur | Cardinal Langley RC High School |United Kingdom
    01 Jul 2022

    I would like to hear podcasts with inspirational quotes and just inspiration in general, to make people feel good about themselves, to show them how to be good and to become the best that you can be.,

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