Using Podcasting in the Classroom: Activities and Recommendations
Preparing Students for Podcast Lessons
5 Podcast Activity Ideas for the Classroom
Rhetorical and Argument Analysis Through Sound
- Pair students up and have them each select a nonfiction podcast to analyze, such as an episode of This American Life from NPR.
- Take annotations or notes as you listen, marking the timestamp for each observation. Pay special attention to appeals made by the host.
- Discuss with your partner what makes this episode compelling. What does the host want you to believe?
- Based on your notes and discussion, determine the appeals used in this piece and provide examples.