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Online event will explore the power of podcasts

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Podcasts provide an opportunity to learn new things and see the world through a perspective other than your own. But with more than 1 million shows and dozens of listening apps available, it can be tough to know where to start.

A virtual event co-sponsored by the McCourtney Institute for Democracy and Schlow Centre Region Library will help address these questions. The organizations will host "Podcasts 101: Exploring the World Through Audio" at 10:30 a.m. on June 10.

Jenna Spinelle, host of the Democracy Works podcast, and David Pencek, host of the Schlow Library Podcast will lead the discussion.

The presentation will include an overview of podcast-listening apps, popular shows and genres, and a look at some of the reasons why people listen. There will also be time for participants to ask for technical help or share their own podcast recommendations.

Democracy Works, produced by Penn State’s McCourtney Institute for Democracy and WPSU, is a weekly podcast that examines what it means to live in a democracy. The Schlow Library Podcast started in 2018 and is a weekly podcast that features conversations on events and news surrounding Schlow Library, the Centre Region and more. 

To register visit Registrants will receive an email with a Zoom link to access the event.

Last Updated June 12, 2020