Pursuit of Podcasting
You may want to put your earbuds in for this one. Although phrase is typically the other way around, to draw your attention away from your ear buds, in this case you may want to tune in. Chloe Cohn, junior at Evanston Township High School, plugs in to speak her mind. Within the past year Cohn has found an interest in the wide world of podcasting. Genres that vary from comedy to philosophy, Cohn has tried a handful of podcasting topics.
“I listen to a lot of podcasts. I don’t do much so I thought it would be a good pastime,” Cohn said. She has published five different types of podcasts since she’s started. Cohn likes to listen to podcasts from entertainers including Cody Ko, Scott Aukerman, and Connor Holmes.
“As of now I see it as a hobby but it is a stress reliever. It’s like a diary that everyone can hear, ” Cohn said. “Shut up Chloe” and “Psycho Babble” were few of her first podcasts. “Shut up Chloe” had the best ratings compared to the others that came to be. In both podcasts the content consists of soft ranting about different topics. Despite the higher number of listeners, Cohn enjoys creating and also listening to comedy podcasts the most. Comedy podcasts can be composed of cracking jokes and improv conversations.
“I used to want to go into theater, but now I want to pursue podcasting or publications,” Cohn said. She is still looking at colleges and majors to pursue, but in the meantime she will be plugging in and talking it up.