For my digital artefact for the BCM302 subject, I decided to create a podcast with my mother called The Catch Up.
Initially, I had hoped to create a weekly podcast where we would discuss a broad range of topics from world events to pop culture and everything in between. We soon discovered that to cover so many topics would mean that we were only able to briefly comment on each and as a result, we felt that we couldn’t give each topic enough attention. So, we decided to shift our focus to only discuss one or two topics in each episode to allow us to discuss them in much more detail.
From the feedback, I had received from fellow students I decided to stick with my initial idea for episodes to run for 15 to 30 minutes each. There have been a few episodes that we have recorded which have run over this time limit however I have decided to still upload them as I think they are worthwhile discussions and to cut an episode short to fit in a time limit would mean that we couldn’t discuss a topic as well as we would like to.
I have noticed that a few of the episodes that we have recorded have taken on an interview style format. This is something that I will be exploring more over the next few episodes and will decide whether to follow in this direction or to stay with our initial chatty format.
Another piece of feedback that I received was the suggestion of putting the topics of each podcast in the title of the episodes so listeners would know what we would be discussing. This was an easy fix for the episodes that I had already uploaded and is something that I will easily be able to incorporate into future uploads as well.
To further develop from here, I will need to commit to uploading episodes more regularly as well as sharing the episodes more often and to more social media platforms to cast a wider net of possible listeners.