We’re cueing up some fun here at D&Me HQ: a free PodCamp for area students in grades 8-12, happening 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at 1223 Central Parkway, co-hosted by WVXU’s Democracy & Me program with our friends at CET. It’s a chance for young creators to connect with peers, play around in our digital studios, and develop your own mini-podcasts, with help from the pros. We’ll take what you make and put it out into the world as a special episode of our Democracy & Z student podcast!
Registration is free, but space is limited–sign up here no later than 5 p.m. April 27: https://forms.gle/tgGEPXdFXX1v3MKy6
Guest artists/mentors for this first-ever PodCamp include actor Candice Handy from Cincinnati Shakespeare Co., Harrison Hensley from ComedySportz OTR, Jordan Polk of Elementz, WVXU audio engineer Derrick Smith, “Start Hear” podcast host and Cincinnati Public Radio Board member Tripp Eldredge, Democracy & Z producer Julie Coppens, and other professionals who will help students tap into their authentic voices, figure out what they want to say, and begin the process of putting a new podcast out into the world. Participants will also get a sneak peek at some new youth programming in development at PBS, and give their smart feedback.
It’s sure to be an inspiring and empowering afternoon–and yes, there will be snacks and swag.
We encourage educators to provide extra credit for participating students. Media release, COVID vaccination, and parent/guardian permission (if under 18) required.