Podcast #1

Brendan Hall, Brendan Barnes, Sean Johnson, Justin Stewart

Comments (11)

Sarah Berg (Student 2019)
Sarah Berg

What knowledge did you gain? - Plot of the story - he turns into a bug because he doesn't go to work, the family turns on him, he dies - The book is almost entirely figurative

What did you enjoy? - They went through the basis of the plot before going into their analysis of it, so the analysis would make more sense to the listener later - "animals don't have voices, they make sounds, like-" (person screams) "…like that" - talk about the author's intention and how he used figurative language to make points about human nature

Rebecca Snyder (Student 2019)
Rebecca Snyder

You guys did a great job touching into the general plot of the book, I learned a lot through that. I enjoyed how free with conversation you guys were. It felt natural and like a real conversation between friends.

Matthew Milligan (Student 2019)
Matthew Milligan
  1. I learned a lot about the plot of the book and what it was supposed to be about.
  2. I like how the podcast seemed really natural and casual. I also appreciated the commentary you guys made on humanity (and what we consider to be human and therefore show sympathy/empathy towards).
Nzinga Suluki-Bey (Student 2019)
Nzinga Suluki-Bey

The group gave away the ending so there was no mystery. I mean I understand the ending probably wasn't that big of a tell-all, but it shouldn't have been stated. I like the back and forth. You can tell they are comfortable with each other and they enjoyed the book.

Ashley De La Cruz (Student 2019)
Ashley De La Cruz
  1. I learned about the entire plot of the book, including that the main character died. I also learned that the whole book is figurative except for the literal part where the family is choosing money over family.
  2. I enjoyed that for the most part, you stayed on task and concentrated and that when 1 of your group members was starting to get off track with the conversation, you switched it to another topic that related to the book.
Boubou Magassa (Student 2019)
Boubou Magassa
  1. That the group had finished the book already, and they give the viewer a basic plot summary still living room to tease for more.
  2. I enjoy the light and easy tone that they set from the beginning. They make some quick jokes, but stay on task.
Deja Winfield (Student 2019)
Deja Winfield

What knowledge did you gain from this podcast? I don't believe I gained any knowledge from the podcast. the summary while choppy was good, but for literal the classism argument was kinda passed over when speaking on the sister being pushed to marry wealthy so they could be supported. Or as Gregory was supposed to be the supporter as the male child taking care of his family into their old age. What did you enjoy about this podcast? there general excitement to record, they had their banter and they had moments where background noise was introduced from outside their "studio", but they made commentary that was funny and continue pushing. they took time on plot summary and everything.

Salsabeel Elbakhadaoui (Student 2019)
Salsabeel Elbakhadaoui

What I gained was that I learned the plot of the book and about the characters and they’re desires.

I enjoyed how it was more like you were having a regular conversation with the listeners where as in other podcasts it was just facts on facts

Carolina Ortiz-Lugo (Student 2019)
Carolina Ortiz-Lugo

I was able to get a good feel about what the book was about and a lot of good points and thoughts were brought up by everyone that was really interesting. They also gave a lot of their opinions and thoughts about the things that happened in the book and their theories were interesting to hear. Overall, I enjoyed listening to the podcast, I think that the tone made it easy and fun to listen to.

Catherine Long (Student 2019)
Catherine Long
  1. I learned about the plot of the book and different scenes/sections within the book just with more meaning.

  2. I like that fact that the whole podcast felt raw and uncut. They also brought in other member's ideas so they can have a place to talk which is nice.

Leah Bradstreet (Student 2019)
Leah Bradstreet
  1. I learned what the book was about, what happened in the book, and lots of possible theories about why things happened the way they did. I learned about a lot of the themes of the book even though I had never read it before. When the got into the technical wording of examples of the themes in the book, I got to learn how the author used figurative language to create those themes.
  2. I liked that they shared their first impressions, how they clearly separated the figurative and literal material in the book. I also liked how they shared speech between them equally. I loved how they incorporated background noise into the podcast. Their strategy of using one particular part of the story and blowing that wide open was very useful for this story.