Podcasting: Using Technology to Inspire the Next Generation of Scholars

Endorsed by the OAH Graduate Student Committee

Saturday, April 1, 2023, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Type: Workshop

Tags: Digital History; Public History and Memory; Teaching and Pedagogy


How can we develop the next generation of historical scholars? One way is through podcasting, which brings digital literacy and new primary source material into your secondary or undergraduate curriculum. This workshop will provide a provide a step-by-step primer for educators to integrate a podcast project into their curriculum. Podcast production allows students to take greater ownership of their learning, explore topics of interest to them, and help to illuminate underrepresented topics of the curriculum. Podcasting provides students with experience in writing and the use of technology, real and diverse audiences, and multiple forms of media.

Session Participants

Chair and Presenter: Caitlin Rathe, Ursuline Academy of Dallas
Dr. Rathe is a PhD graduate of the University of California Santa Barbara, where she also earned her masters degree, whose doctoral work focused on governmental responses to poverty in the 1960s. She is also a writer and producer of several podcast series, including "LBJ and the Great Society" and "Nixon at War." Dr. Rathe has taught at the secondary and undergraduate levels, engaging students on their path to become historians and social scientists.

Presenter: Peter T. Biggs, Ursuline Academy of Dallas
Peter Biggs has been a lifelong educator, opening minds and expanding critical thinking in American historical studies at the secondary level. Educated at Princeton, Columbia and the University of Texas, Mr. Biggs brings research-driven pedagogy and 21st century teaching goals to the study of America's past, and creates and environment that inspires the next generation of students to lead empowered lives with empathy and purpose.