Dr. Abby Mullen’s class, “The Digital Past,” focused on telling historical stories through the podcast medium. After the pandemic forced the course to move online, the students were able to talk to experts in podcasting and history through live video calls. Over the course of three weeks, they talked to Peter Sagal (host of NPR's Wait Wait Don't Tell Me), Steve Inskeep (host of NPR's Morning Edition and also a historian), and Rund Abdelfatah (host of NPR's Throughline). Each of these guests provided valuable insight into both how and why history can be told through podcasting.
May 20, 2020