the process of creating a podcast

I really enjoyed working with Aimee to make our podcast! We interviewed a girl named Chelsea that just interned with the Marchesa fashion house in New York City. It took us a while to decide what topic we would do our podcast on but we decided on fashion because we are both interested in it and it is a popular industry for journalists. While doing the assignment, I learned that making a podcast isn’t as easy as it seemed to me. We are both friends with Chelsea but it took several attempts, and missed meetings because of snow days to actually get together with her. We met with her in the Student Union comfy chairs on the third floor and had a fun conversation about her internship. It went really smoothly because she loves to talk about her experience, so she wasn’t nervous. I also learned that not all questions that you might ask in a magazine or TV interview are appropriate for a podcast. Questions need to set the person you’re interviewing up to give a detailed and conversational answer. I would probably do another podcast, especially if it was a fashion piece.

Claustrophobia

I’ve never liked crowds but two years ago I had a little bit of a breakdown in San Diego and then I knew I was claustrophobic. Haha this is embarrassing, but I know it’s funny as well. I was in San Diego with my parents and litte sister for the OSU football bowl game and we had just lost. Almost everyone at the game had taken the tran to the football stadium and thousands of people were waiting in lines to leave. We stood in line for a few hours before we even got close to the tran and I was so stressed out. Drunk people started pushing each other, Oregon fans were arguing with OSU fans, and I was so ready to get out of there. A drunk guy kept falling over on top of me and I remember turning to my mom and just having this mini freak out episode. I said, “if you don’t get me out of here right now I am going to freak!” I felt trapped and physically so uncomfortable that I knew I was going to cry if I didn’t leave soon. Ever since the San Diego crowds, I hate any big crowd. I don’t like WalMart, the mall, airports, campus parking, etc. I just need to be able to move, wiggle, and do me at all times. I would love to work at a fashion magazine someday so I really need to get over this fear because I’m pretty sure there aren’t any big time fashion magazines in Oklahoma.

Podcasts: Not a Fan

I’ve never liked to ride places with my dad because he always, ALWAYS listens to sports radio. The few podcasts that I’ve heard remind me of sports radio: someone either complaining or ranting on about something that only they and maybe a few followers care about. If I want to listen to someone talk, I’d at least watch them on TV. I don’t think that podcasts are a common tool used in fashion journalism but I used my google ‘skills’ to try and find some that I might like. The only sense you use when listening to a podcast is your hearing, and so much of fashion is about pictures of designs which are so hard to describe and understand without physically seeing a picture.