The Highlighter Podcast is becoming a real thing! In this week’s episode, I chat with East Bay artist and art teacher Heidi, who flips the script and asks me questions, rather than the other way around.
It was a wonderful opportunity to be able to speak with Heidi.
Please check it out, and feel free to leave your comments about the episode below! Also, if you like the show, please subscribe via Apple Podcasts (or by searching for “The Highlighter” on other podcast catchers.)
Many of you like and subscribe to The Highlighter, the weekly email digest that includes my favorite articles on race, education, and culture.
If you don’t know what The Highlighter is, you’re missing out! Please check it out and subscribe here!
But that’s not the point of today’s post. Today I’d like to introduce a new feature, The Highlighter podcast. It’s pretty exciting.
Here’s today’s episode. Take a listen! (It’s about 4 minutes long.)
It’ll be fun to figure out where the podcast goes from here. My first thoughts are to interview loyal subscribers to the digest and to talk about articles they like. But you never know. Maybe if things get big, I’ll reach out to authors (sort of like the Longform podcast, which is excellent) and chat with them.
Yesterday I had the privilege to sit down with Tamera, a 12th grader in Oakland. She just received a Kindle Paperwhite from her teacher, Maria.
In this episode, Tamera talks about the book she’s reading, where she’s going to college, and why she’s a reader. But there’s also a special twist — because Tamera was a KCP student back in 2012-13, when she was a ninth grader and when the KCP had only 13 Kindles!
Please let me know what you think about this episode — and include ideas for how to make this podcast a real podcast. For example: Should I be more prepared? Should there be music? What questions should I ask? Should I be less energetic?
My hope is to continue interviewing students and putting out a podcast episode at least every month. If things go well, maybe I’ll send Reader to Reader to iTunes! Thank you very much for your support.