Merriam Webster defines “podcast” as: a program (as of music or talk) made available in digital format for automatic download over the Internet. In some cases, the podcast is almost like a weekly radio broadcast but it can be listened to from your computer.
For this assignment, I first listened to Another Round Episode 4. This was 33 minutes. I then looked for another one to listen to. I looked through the list and found the one that said, Call Your Girlfriend but clearly it was more for females to listen to. I moved on to others and went and began listening to The Read Episode 107 – Muppets are People too. I listened for a while but after listening to Another Round I was offended with some of the comments and felt there was too much discussion of race. Maybe it wasn’t but it is how I felt.
Another Round – Episode 4
Heben and Tracy have this podcast and this episode was to talk about stories of things that happened to them in their past. Tracy talks about attending Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky. She says that it as ultra conservative and ultra white. Since they were in the south the campus was very confederate friendly which included the confederate flag on campus. She one day went with her roommate, Brittney, to a Klan rally. The two hosts laughed at the name of the white progressive group. The group was called Progress. They thought it was unoriginal. Tracy told a story about her friend Candace whose butt was big and then some random guy is trying to decide which butt was better, hers or Candace’s. She thought it was a really strange place to try to pick up someone, a Klan rally.
There was a discussion on how white the podcast audiences are. Apparently, 84% of the podcast audience is white. The gentleman who joined them worked for NPR and talked about their audience being the same ratio.
In this broadcast the hosts read a list of seventeen conditions when it is acceptable to use the term reverse racism.
Most of the podcast was comical. And there was a great joke told at the end.
Welcome to Night Vale – episode 65 – Voicemail
This episode was about voicemail. Actually the majority of the podcast was the playing of the host’s voicemail. People leave some really weird voicemails. Many made no sense and seemed to be a continuation of a prior conversation in which we as listeners were not involved with. It really did not hold my attention.
The Read – Episode 107 – Muppets are People Too.
(Jim Henson tears, ghostwriter tea, and ethnic TV) listened for 45 minutes to a bunch of chatter about music an all sorts of topics. Not sure what it was about. It seemed to be random comments. Not sure why it was titled as it was. Nothing had anything to do with the title.
I may have chosen different podcasts to listen to if I knew the topics. There is no real description of what to expect.