Podcasts

Recommended by Edutopia: http://www.podcasts.com/edchat_radio #edchat Radio (Personal Learning Network, School Leadership, Teacher Leadership) #edchat Radio is a ten-minute show that highlights conversations from the weekly #edchat Twitter chat topic. The weekly hosts invite a few powerful conversationalists from the week’s chat to reflect and share. This is a great show for those building their personal learning network (PLN) or who don’t have time to participate in the weekly chat.

What Trump Can Teach Us about Constitutional Law. https://trumpconlaw.com/ As our current political climate and discourse puts our political system through a stress test, let’s also focus on the opportunities to learn more about our Constitution as this unique president and his actions raise different possibilities in the Constitutional landscape. I have grown into a big Roman Mars fan, and I also admire the way he launches into new creative ideas.

99% Invisible http://99percentinvisible.org/ was recommended to me by a friend, and it has been a great gateway into appreciating design, which I think is a tool and disposition we need to foster.

Serial, both seasons, https://serialpodcast.org/ were my first plunges into podcasts. Both compelling and fun! I recommend making your first podcast something you enjoy! The first season provided great depth of insight into immigrant culture, our legal system, and modern adolescent world. The judge in July is considering a new trial for Adnan. The second season explores the story of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, an American Army soldier who was held for five years by the Taliban, and then charged with desertion.

Malcolm Gladwell, Revisionist History, http://revisionisthistory.com/ both seasons. Have used in class for reflection on historiography as well as well-crafted story telling elements. Revisionist History examines the way the passage of time changes and enlightens our understanding of the world around us.

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Michael Wood’s WillonTNT podcast https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tnts-will-podcast/id1257549992?mt=2 has saved me and nurtured my complex ambivalence while watching the new interpretation of Shakespeare’s lost years. While Craig Pierce begins with historic fact, such as Francis Bacon had wild parties, there is nonetheless a very dramatic interpretation to present what he calls an emotional reality of his interpretation of the time. The recurring theme for Pierce and Shekhar Kapur, the director, is to imbue late 1970s Punk and its turbulent London vibe into Elizabethan London. It creates an interesting discussion of imagining life for a country writer who wants to make his name in the London theatre scene.

Ben Franklin’s World: Best American History podcast for Colonial History: https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/

Grating the Nutmeg, stories of Connecticut History: Podcast: http://www.gratingthenutmeg.libsyn.com/

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