Working in groups (limit 2-4 people), create a podcast dedicated the person or cause or compelling science quandary of your group’s choosing. This podcast should include at least 3 episodes of 12-15 minutes each for groups of 2-3, for groups of 4-5, episodes must be 18-25 minutes. These episodes should be aurally engaging, with seamless editing, good audio, and easy to listen to. The goal of the podcast is to be informative and engaging by presenting a coherent narrative about the person, cause, inquiry, cause, break-through in science that you are bringing to listeners ears. Additionally, you will need to create a website to house the podcast episodes with additional visuals, links to other media content and resources you reference or provide your listeners for deeper contemplation of the podcast’s topic.
Task 1: Project Prospectus
Length: 500 words + citations (no annotations necessary)
Format Word doc.
Submission: emailed to instructor (email@example.com)
- Clear statement of podcast purpose–overview.
- Significance of science or topic or science of topic
- Aesthetic of podcast
- Audience–statement of listeners
- Outline of podcast structure
Task 2: Mini-“Moment of Science”-style podcast: PREVIEW/ADVERTISEMENT or TRAILER
Length: ~2-5 minutes
Submission: posted to website
Final Project: Full Length Podcast + Website in the style of RadioLab, 99% Invisible, Professor Blastoff, 2 Docs Talk,
Length: 35-60 minutes (3 episodes 12-15 minutes long)
Format: Mp3 (uploaded to soundcloud) + website (web.unc.edu space or other platform)
Submission: Final websites should be emailed to instructor