I've spent a lot of my spare time lately producing audio podcasts. I love podcasts and I love podcasting. Earlier this year I launched a YouTube channel because I started thinking about the feelings involved in having a conversation with someone face to face, looking at someone's eyes when they are speaking to you. I've gone back and forth on whether audio or video is best for different content. I've thought about this a lot. For now, I've decided to focus my efforts, for the type of content that I want to consume and create, on audio.
After two videos on YouTube I started producing more podcasts. Right now I'm publishing PsychTech and Headshots on alternating weeks and Geek Therapy every week. Plus I'm on Rolling for Change. I think about video content all the time but I end up recording an audio podcast instead. I'll make more videos, that's just not my priority right now.
My friend Ali Mattu has a YouTube channel called The Psych Show. I've watched his work closely, helped a little here and there, and discussed with Ali different ways I could help the channel grow. Then I had the idea to start a Psych Show Podcast... Yes, an audio show related to a video show. See? My brain is thinking in audio now.
I submitted a panel idea to SXSWedu titled "Audio or Video for Social Science Education" (click here to vote for it) as a way for me and Ali to have an informed audio vs video debate. The SXSWedu panel now has a variety of voices on it with different experiences in psychology audio and video programming. I regret not using the word 'edutainment' in the title instead of education but I'm excited to have the opportunity to present this topic at SXSWedu and I hope it happens. I would love to show up there with comparison of The Psych Show video vs audio content but we have enough to work with either way.
I'm looking forward to working on different formats. My ultimate goal is for Geek Therapy to become a storytelling show and I want to get better at telling stories so I'm always looking for stories to tell. I plan to work on more content like that very soon.