Why Do Audio Stories Captivate?,

In the article Inside the Podcast Brain: Why Do Audio Stories Captivate?, writer Tiffanie Wen shares a quote by Emma Rodero. Roder observes, “Audio is one of the most intimate forms of media because you are constantly building your own images of the story in your mind and you’re creating your own production…And that of course, is something that you can never get with visual media.”

Select a podcast, song, or album that you have not listened to before. Make sure to listen to an episode (or a couple), the entire song, or the album. Write a journal of 2 or more full double-spaced pages with 1 inch margins and 12 point font, using paragraphs for each response, in which you reflect on what you listened to by responding to these questions.

Share the title of the podcast and podcast episode(s), or the artist and song(s), or the artist/album title.
Considering what you read in Chapters 5 and 6, share two things you learned/mental images created that you hadn’t thought of before listening to your choice? Make sure to think about you read, and describe how the things you noticed connect to what you read this week. Be specific with examples that connect to your ideas.
Share two specific ways you believe today’s podcasts or songs/albums are influencing society, and make sure to include examples.

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