For our third ds106radio live tweeting session, we listened to a Radiolab episode From Tree to Shining Tree which did a great job of making science topics entertaining and relatable. In doing so, it used sound in subtly effective ways
The gentle, soft music + the forest sounds makes for a peaceful atmosphere. I also love their pause after talking about the meaningfulness of the "forest nervous system" and connection. #ds106 #ds106radio
— sunglasses260 (@sunglasses260) February 25, 2021
The editing also worked to great effect
— jclark22umw (@jclark22umw) February 25, 2021
#ds106 I do like the slight pause in between revelation of what is actually occuring, release of dopamine for sure
— matutu (@imatutu_) February 25, 2021
It made me think of how we could make academic topics into radio shows. One semester a group of physics students did a show on the physics of wiretapping which really made the science behind it interesting, and displayed how much fun they had with the concept. I think it would be nice if we could more of that kind of story – deeply personal without being self-indulgent, and getting into really unexpected territory.