BE A PODCAST
by Charlie Tims
During November we asked subscribers to the Demos update if they would like to share an idea in a Demos podcast.
About to publish a book? Written a ground breaking thesis? Do you have a box-fresh idea, ready to change the world? Maybe you'd like to discuss it in a Demos podcast. If so, send a brief description of what you'd like to talk about to email@example.com.
Basically the deal is that you talk to us, and we’ll edit it down and give it back in five easily digestible minutes.
We were a bit overwhelmed by the response, but here is the first batch. First up is Richard Sandell, who is Deputy Head of Department of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester talking about the role of museums in combating prejudice. In the second episode, Anamaria Wills, who is the Chief Executive of the Creative Industries Development Agency (CIDA), covers the unique characteristics of creative entrepreneurs. The last five minutes belong to Mark Irving, who talks about the practice of Creative Management in Museums and galleries (for more infor see below). The second and third have their own posts over in the podcast project section. You can listen to them individually, or just take this zip file that has all three.
Recording and editing a podcast is obviously a highly skilled process. Well, actually it isn’t. It’s dead easy. We’re putting together a step-by-step guide (which we’ll update and add some pictures too) that should be enough to get you started. That way you can record yourself and send it to us and we can host it on the site here.
Vol 1, ep. 1: Museums and Prejudice – Richard Sandell
Dr. Richard Sandell is Deputy Head of the Department of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester. He has just published a book called'Museums, Prejudice and the Reframing of Difference' (Routledge). While trust in our neighbours, the police and political parties declines, museums and galleries enjoy high levels of trust and respect from the public - as Richard says in this cast, they are perceived to “tell it like it is”. In this light, Richard looks at the capacity to of museums to change the way we perceive other cultures, minorities and interest groups, and the legitimacy of cultural institutions to actively shape those perceptions.
You can listen to Richard's podcast using the player below.