This podcast from Athens, Ohio is written, designed, and produced by Athens High School students. The students cover a wide range of topics ranging from current Athens and Appalachia community events, school news, and popular culture. In the podcast episodes, students explore different genres of podcasts such as interview, storytelling, and long form narrative. The students produce original, thought provoking content as part of our Media Class at Athens High School. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or if you have a podcast idea our class should explore. Thanks for listening!
The Matrix Podcast: Service Animals Podcast
In this podcast, we talk to two dog trainers about training dogs to be service animals. Ellen Gagliano trains puppies to ready them for more intensive training, and then we hear from professional dog trainer Joanna Sidote talks about positive reinforcement practices in animal training.
The Matrix Podcast: The Drug Crisis In America
In the third and final episode of The Matrix Podcast's special series on The Drug Crisis in America, we talk to local municipal Judge Todd Grace. Judge Grace tells us about the options open to addicts who are convicted of drug crimes or crimes related to addiction.
The Matrix Podcast: Music Cast
In this edition of The Matrix Podcast we talk about the sound of The Beatles. We interview Andre Gribou, who teaches music history at Ohio University. Through the mockumentary produced by The Rutles, we untangle the unique elements that made The Beatles iconic.
The Matrix Podcast: The Drug Crisis in America Episode 2
In the second episode of this series, we interviewed Dr. Brittany Peterson, a researcher from Ohio University. Dr. Peterson is a communications professor with an emphasis on systems of involuntary membership, such as prisons. We talked with her about the prison system in the U.S., the agency that those prisoners exhibit in their everyday lives, and what Dr. Peterson has observed while researching in prisons near and far.
The Matrix Podcast: Healthy Relationships
In this episode of The Matrix Podcast, we discuss healthy relationships. Our guests, Julie Wrocklage, M.S., LPC, NCC and Ellen Smith LPCC-S CST, talk about how to identify a toxic relationship, how to manage conflict in a relationship, and what makes a healthy relationship in the first place. At the end, we give tips and ideas for how to build a healthy relationship.
The Matrix Podcast: Environmental Education
In this episode of the Matrix Podcast we talk about environmental education. We interviewed environmental educators to better understand the role of environmental ed in schools and its impact on students. Through this podcast, we revealed how connection to nature through environmental education can lead to students’ academic success. We discuss the importance of nature for students mental and physical well being and how a nature-based approach to education can lead to discovery and encourage problem-solving. As well as produce more positive outcomes in areas like diversity and inclusion in schools.