Nate DiMeo, Radiotopia
Cody J. Foster, University of Kentucky
This roundtable brings together public historians and some of the top history podcasters in the country to discuss the power and potential of podcasts to change the way historians communicate our craft, both in and beyond the classroom. Nate DiMeo, creator of the Peabody-nominated narrative history podcast The Memory Palace, will share his podcasts’ success story, and suggest ways to use his creative work in the classroom. Ben Franklin’s World creator Liz Covart, Ph.D., will discuss the “Doing History” series she co-produces with the Omohundro Institute, now entering its second season. She will also discuss the costs of podcasting and how historians can create self-sustaining podcasts. Ph.D. candidate Cody Foster will discuss his experiences creating and producing LongStoryShort as a graduate student, and the ways podcasting impacted his academic career; he will also make suggestions for departments interested in integrating podcasting into their undergraduate and graduate classes. Chair and commentator Andrea Milne, Ph.D., will discuss the pedagogical benefits and drawbacks of using podcasts for instruction and assessment, and suggest techniques for integrating this exciting new medium into both K-12 and college classrooms.