New Series from HistoryBuffs Podcast: Game of Thrones // Parallels in History

Good morning!

The producers of the HistoryBuffs Podcast are excited to announce that we have begun an exciting 3-part mini-series entitled "Game of Thrones // Parallels in History" in anticipation of the April 24th debut of Game of Thrones Season 6 on HBO.

Our first episode dropped on Sunday and explores the similarities between the border walls in the series and Hadrian's Wall in the north of England. Subsequent episodes will cover siege warfare and parallels between the fictional Lord of Light and the ancient religion of Zoroastrianism.

Radiotopia Podquest (open call for new shows)

Those who are regular listeners of Radiotopia podcasts will have already heard, but if you haven't, the Radiotopia podcasting collective has put out an open call "to support motivated, independent producers and original shows that champion creativity, narrative richness, and high production values." It sounds like a rare opportunity to develop a show with the support of some of the best producers around to help.

Using Podcasts in the Classroom - a game changer says an English teacher

An intriguing article in The Atlantic by a high school English teacher who is open to new ideas about how youth read and interact with narratives today. He recommends listening to a podcast together in class while viewing the transcript. Check it out:

In case you missed it (AHA2016 "Podcasting History" session writeup)

A nice writeup of the AHA2016 "Podcasting History" session was posted yesterday on the AHA website. The writer goes over many of the usual talking points, including how podcasts lower the bar for non-academics to engage with history, how anyone with a mic and an editing program can produce a podcast, and that it even helps hone teaching skills.

Podcasting Software and Recording Skype Interviews

Hi everyone,

I'd like to start a discussion on the mechanics of actually recording your podcasts.  Which programs do you use to record and edit?  Do you like them?  Why?  I'm particularly interested in your experiences with recording video chats via Skype and/or Facetime.  Have you had success with a particular platform?  Any tips I should be aware of?


Subscribe to H-Podcast: Discussions