Podcasts are video and audio programs that can be streamed or downloaded on computers, smartphones and personal music players via the Internet.
The term "podcast" is a portmanteau of the words "broadcast" and "iPod", the name of a popular portable MP3 player. Most podcasts are produced exclusively for an online audience, though some TV shows and radio programs are also available as podcasts. Podcasts offer a wide range in themes and formats, from news reports to storytelling programs to comedy shows.
This week on Spectrum with host Jessie Wingard - a little guy in a white spacesuit helps refugee children learn foreign languages. Dance is having a positive effect on people with Parkinson’s Disease. Plus, a small team of Norwegian inventors have taken lasers to new heights - or rather new depths. And, a group of Australians are giving new meaning to the term ‘tree huggers.’
Gabriel Borrud went to a village in the southeastern corner of Germany to visit the Bavarian chapter of the Identitarian Movement. The group is being monitored by German authorities because of its "extreme" stance on refugees. In the end, it's no secret that xenophobia is spreading in Germany, but why?
Israelis and Palestinians have been warped by their fears, but Irris Makler found a story where two men have managed to unwrap their perceptions and surmount the wall in their head through empathy. They've both lost children in the conflict, and by sharing that anguish and grief, they have been able to resurrect each other.
Samantha Early brings us the story of Faizah Shaheen, a Muslim woman in Leeds, England who says she was victimized by what's become institutionalized Islamophobia - detained at the airport, simply because personnel saw her reading a book on Syria. Shaheen's story made the news this summer, but Sam goes deep into the precarious difference between healthy vigilance, hyper vigilance and vigilantism.
On this week’s edition of Pulse with host Jessie Wingard, we meet Patrice Bart-Williams, a popular German-Sierra Leonean musician, and now up-and-coming film-maker, who seems destined for big ‘cinematic’ achievements. A young activist in Canada is paving the way for transgender rights. Plus, we hear about a woman redefining beauty for millions across the world.