Podcasts are episodic audio broadcasts available for listening online. Anyone can create a podcast, choose which topics they can cover, the duration of episodes, or how often episodes are produced.
Podcasting is a great active learning tool because it increases accessibility and encourages class engagement. A well-facilitated podcast allows everyone in the class to explore new ideas while recognizing and valuing the contributions of others. Also, practicing podcasting skills helps us develop group presentation skills by improving our communication and listening skills when working collaboratively with peers. Moreover, it will allow presenters to define and use terminology, concepts, and theories in Chicanx and Latinx Studies. Lastly, podcasts allow students to take control of their education by sharing their perspectives.
The University of Michigan's research guide is very detailed on the various aspects of podcasting.
Podcasts can be found online and downloaded or streamed. Many different websites host podcasts. Some sites aggregate a variety of podcasts and some podcast creators host episodes on their own websites. Podcasts are often published by a variety of content distributors, so choosing where to listen to them is often a matter of personal taste.
There are dozens of podcast providers online! Here are some popular ones with apps to get you started listening with your phone.