Podcasting with Purpose: James Boo

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Calling all podcasters, podcast enthusiasts, and podcast newbies! Learn from expert podcasters about the craft of podcasting with purpose, from the nuts and bolts of recording and editing audio to the intellectual and creative labor of audio storytelling. As part of our goal to prepare graduate students for a wide range of careers serving the public good, Humanities for the Public Good is exploring new and innovative methods of interpretation, storytelling, and meaning-making. The Podcasting with Purpose series will bring experienced podcast creators and hosts each month in Spring 2021 to discuss their craft and how academics can connect their research, teaching, and advocacy with the wide world of podcasting. This series is supported by Humanities for the Public Good, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies.

James Boo is Managing Producer of Self Evident, a podcast by and about Asian Americans, and was recently selected for the 2020-2021 Google Podcasts creator program. Self Evident’s second season follows Asian Americans taking action during the pandemic to support their communities, fight racism, confront some very uncomfortable realities, and contribute to a pivotal moment in history. The recipient of two storytelling fellowships at the Made in NY Media Center by IFP, Boo delivers documentaries that make a social impact through community engagement and partnership. His award-winning web series, 1 Minute Meal, uses food to reveal the communities, dreams, realities, and unseen forces that shape life in New York.


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