I do a lot of walking around Iowa City since it’s good exercise and parking is CRAZY. Although I know it’s not exactly sociable, I generally put my earbuds in and listen to podcasts as I walk between home and the library. Recently, I’ve gotten into a series of podcasts called “Stuff You Missed in History Class.” It’s from the blog HowStuffWorks.com, which is a division of the Discovery Channel. The two hosts, Deblina and Sarah, research and explain a topic of historical interest, generally suggested by a listener. Topics like John Dillinger, Vincent Van Gogh, the Christmas Truce, the Book of Kells, and historical hoaxes are just a sample of the wide variety of topics discussed. Each podcast is between 15 and 30 minutes long.
I often find myself telling friends and relatives about the fascinating facts I learn from this podcast. Be sure to check it out! And if you need help subscribing to a podcast, stop by the Teen Tech Zone Thursdays from 3-5 PM, and Saturdays from 1-4 PM.
In February we joined in The Big Read @ ICPL! Friends and families from all over Iowa City hunkered down with Ray Bradbury’s classic sci-fi tale, Fahrenheit 451. In this episode of the podcast, we talk about:
- Why we read it in the first place (to spite our moms?!)
- Why Clarisse didn’t stand a chance
- Bird Apocalypse
- FaceBook and the iPad — trust us, its relevant
- Which books we would save (you know, in aforementioned Bird Apocalypse)
Check it out, and let us know what you think — which book would you save??
If you want to know about what some of us Iowa City teens think about Stephenie Meyers’ Twilight series and the New Moon movie; (we may or may not be splitting into teams…Edward or Jacob?) then stay tuned.
We will give you our assessment of unkempt facial hair and tell you about our favorite cheeses.
If you have had a bad experience crafting it might make you happy to know that we have too. Just listen to our luckless crafting quests.
Hey, check out our latest podcast episode! We chat about Bloodhound by Tamora Pierce, The Men Who Stare at Goats by Jon Ronson, The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks, My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult, Evermore by Alyson Noël, and Alice in Wonderland / Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll. And in addition:
- Jason carefully deliberates the awesomeness of G.I. Joe Ninja vs. G.I. Joe Sniper, and laments his youth
- Rachel wishes she could evaporate goats with her mind
- Kim is annoyed by gratuitous Twilight references in every single book she reads; Carly, Brenna, Stephanie and Jason weigh in on gorgeous, perfect, unattainable vampire boys
- Carly is weirded out by Alice in Wonderland’s obsession with her cat
Just a heads up, you’ll probably have to crank your volume waaaay up. Enjoy!
It’s been too long! I’m sure you all have been drooling to hear your own voices ranting and raving again.
In this episode we discuss Twitter, Google conspiracy theories (not really, but we do talk about Google), what we’re reading, and MORE! I messed around with the clips in Audacity in the TEEN TECH LAB and added some techno flair, i.e. added some weird effects to varying degrees of success. Listen. You’ll know what I mean.
Also, superstar TAGgers Carly, Emma, Kim + Tillie did the heavy-lifting editing with Rachel, so kudos to them and enjoy the fruits of our labor!
Ok, so we’re still behind on getting these out! We have lots to say, but little time in which to edit that down into listenable lengths (we can talk and talk and talk). Anyway, in this episode we cover such amazing topics as :
Hey peoples, we’re a little behind here this month but we’ve got Episode 6 up today! In which we discuss:
- The Super Bowl (I know, a bit late but in our defense we don’t talk much about the actual game)
- Puppy Bowl (It’s a real thing)
- Erin learns who Bruce Springsteen is
- Turns out we are nerdy and don’t know much about sports
- Elizabeth Tate High School students talk about Coe Booth’s kick-butt book Tyrell
- Manga series that we’re into
Hello Peeps! Since in the last podcast we talked about a map on the pop and soda thing I thought we should show it. So here it is. Sorry if it is a little small but the others were too big.
Pop vs. Soda map
ICteencast part 4 is now available here to stream/download or via iTunes. In which we talk about :
- Books we just finished and liked (YES! Sometimes we LIKE books)
- YA author and Nerdfighter extraordinaire John Green
- Carly reads deeply into John Green
- Jason invites John and Hank Green to stay in his basement
- a new “This is what we’re listening to” music segment
- Brian disses “Gossip Girl” tv while Jill and Amber defend