Podcasting as a Platform

Lightning Talk

Friday, April 30, 2021: 12:30pm - 2:00pm - - Lightning Talk

Emily Kotecki, Museum Learning Consultant and Podcaster, USA

Podcasts are ubiquitous. However, they are a powerful storytelling tool. Museums are places filled with stories. Stories of objects, the people who work there, the visitors who attend, and so forth. Museums are experts at telling stories about objects through myriad interpretive tools. However, unlike an audio tour or other one-way digital interactions, podcasts are largely based on dialogue. It’s a unique platform to share the stories within a museum through conversation. When a listener tunes into a podcast, it can feel like they’re part of that conversation, sparking new ideas, questions, or ideas. 

This lightning talk will share the benefits of podcasting as a storytelling platform as well as how to start one for yourself or your institution, including nuts and bolts such as hardware, interviewing tips, and more.

Bibliography:
Microsoft Libraries and Museums Podcast: https://anchor.fm/microsoft-librariesmuseum

Museum Buzz: http://emily-kotecki.com/podcast