2 Nov. Podcast Rhetoric.
Part I. Remote Classroom Instructions
- 1. Watch Walking Dead, Ep. 3 “Tell it to the Frogs”
- 2. Listen to a podcast of your choice: any podcast, any genre.
- 3. Complete a rhetorical analysis of one element assigned to you of the podcast of your choice in your Team Google Doc.
Part II. Class Plan Video
- 1. Housekeeping: Starting next week, I will be keeping office hours remotely. So I am happy to meet via Skype (mckenna.rose2)on Tuesday, Nov 7 4-5PM and Wed, Nov 8 9-11 AM, and by appointment. AND…Apparently there’s some sort of technical problem on Google’s end and some Docs are being randomly flagged as inappropriate. That means all the users are kicked off the Doc, and it can no longer be edited. Though the problem may be fixed now, I know one group was flagged. If your group Doc gets randomly shut down, send me an email and I will fix it.
- 2. Model a rhetorical analysis of a podcast
- 3. Show you how to access the Google Doc where I ask you to perform your own, collaborative rhetorical analysis of a podcast of your choice.If you do not have a favorite podcast, try an early episode of The Walking Dead ‘Cast or Dead Fans Talking: A Walking Dead Podcast.
- 4. Overview of what to expect for Tuesday, Nov 7
- 1. Audience: Why does the podcast hold my attention and keep me listening? Does the podcast cover a topic I am especially interested in and in a way that other news outlets or sources do not or cannot? Is the podcast something that my friends and I listen to? Does the podcast you chose provide a model for how to appeal to an audience?
- 2. Structure: What is the overall structure of the podcast. What sorts of segments make up the overall podcast? How are those segments arranged? Do the hosts announce the transition from one segment to the next? Why is the overall structure effective? Does the podcast provide a structural model?
- 3. Segments: What sorts of segments are used? Does the podcast provide a model for segment order?
- 4. Audio: what audio cues are used in the podcast? Are the cues consistent throughout? Is the volume consistent across the whole podcast? Does the podcast provide a model for the types of audio cues?
- 5. Conclusion: How does the podcast concludes? Do hosts announce what to expect on the podcast to follow? Is there outgoing audio cues or music? Does the podcast provide a model for how to conclude?
Part III: Rhetorical Analysis of Podcast
Your final project teams are listed below. For this assignment, click on your name/team link, which directed you to a Google Doc. Each of you need to analyze a podcast of your choice according to the prompts in the Doc.