Thursday, February 16

Class Starter:  How does industry use Podcasting and Video?
In class today we will watch the workings of Elbert & Co.
Take a look as Elbert Budin and crew shoot a tabletop commercial in 1990.

Podcasting-for-Content-Marketing_newClass Activities:  Podcast Review Assignment

To get started, go to your class folder in your Google Drive and create a new Google Document. Head the document with “Podcast Review” and add your name and class period. Listen to the 2 podcasts listed below.  You may not have time to finish the entire recorded podcast in class, but make sure you hear enough to understand the purpose and tone of the show.  Write 2 reviews.  (50 Points)

do-good1Rob Greenfield had a simple idea, that people are good and the world is a good place. So he decided to put his idea to the ultimate test by flying one-way to a far off place with no money, no credit card, no cellphone, not even a toothbrush. Just the clothes on his back and a passport. He says “Mainstream media portrays the world as a dangerous place, a place that you should fear and I’m out to prove them wrong.”

Listen to Rob Greenfield’s story  from the It’s a Beautiful World Podcast.

cbc59a7def23dba897e89ad9571712f6We all laugh. This hour of Radiolab asks why.

If you look closely, you’ll find that humor has very little to do with it. We ask what makes us laugh, and how it affects us. Along the way, we tickle some rats, listen in on a baby’s first laugh, talk to a group of professional laughers, and travel to Tanzania to investigate an outbreak of contagious laughter.

Listen to the first 8 minutes of the episode titled Laughter from the Radiolab Podcast.