Spirit of Math Celebrates International Podcast Day

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Spirit of Math Celebrates International Podcast Day
In the earlier days of radio, all you could hear was music, the DJ, and any guests who were invited on the show to chat about a topic, in 2004 that all changed with online “podcasts”.
A former television host collaborated with software developer to produce a computer program, which allowed users to automatically download internet radio broadcasts to their iPods, those broadcasts are still known as podcasts. Podcasting allowed anyone to freely share their ideas globally via the internet. This form of global communication is used by a wide range of thought-leaders, educators, innovators, and those who just want to communicate content to the masses.

Join Spirit of Math in celebration of #InternationalPodcastDay today, September 29th. Enjoy listening to these few inspiring podcasts: 

Beyond the Microscope 
Our Summer Camps partner, Engineering for Kids in Calgary outlined in an April 10 Engage interview, that women often face a gender gap when it comes to getting involved in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). Listen to journalist Lindsay Claiborn and Assistant Professor in Aerospace, Mumu Xu, as they discuss females in STEM.  
Fly Me to the Moon (and beyond)
Host Mumu Xu interviews Power Systems Engineer at SpaceX, Adrianne Stroup. SpaceX is a company that was founded by Elon Musk which designs and manufactures advanced rockets and spacecraft.

TED-Ed: Lessons Worth Sharing
TED is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing thought-leadership in the form of live talks on a wide range of world-changing issues and topics. TED-Ed brings the TED philosophy to the next level by creating comprehensive lessons “worth sharing” with curated educational content.

Music and Math: The genius of Beethoven - Natalya St. Clair 

Beethoven is celebrated as one of the most significant composers of all time. How did he compose many of his masterpieces while going deaf? The answer lies in the math. 

NPR’s Hidden Brain

National Public Radio (NPR), the world-renowned producer of thought-provoking broadcasts, brings a clearer understanding of the complicated human brain. Host Shankar Vedantam, The Hidden Brain, uses the science of storytelling to “reveal the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, the biases that shape our choices, and the triggers that direct the course of our relationships.” 

Episode 4: Students and Teachers
In this episode of the Hidden Brain, the connections between students and teachers, and how finding things in common between them might be a tool for closing the achievement gap.

What else are you going to listen to on International Podcast Day? Share your podcasts and your comments below. 

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