- “The Truth About Your Seat Belt” by Molly Cleary
- “The Evolution of Dating Culture: A Podcast With My Parents!” by Ari Gibson
- “A Day in the Life of an Anxious High Schooler” by Cece Benz
- “Juuling in My School” by Lukasz Paul and Krystian Psujek
The podcast I chose is “A Day in the Life of an Anxious High Schooler” by Cece Benz. The title is effective because it gives me an idea of what the podcast is about. The opening hooks the audience because she started with an alarm clock, which is something that kept me intrigued to hear more. It incorporates statistics in the end, which is that almost ⅓ adolescence will meet criteria for anxiety disorder before the age of 18. The whole text incorporates narrative because she is narrating her whole day of school, starting from when she wakes up in the morning to when she gets back home. She provides imagery because she paints a picture for me of what to visualize with how she is describing her day. I notice that the background sounds are very similar to how my morning goes because she had an alarm clock in the beginning. As well as someone saying “let’s go,” which I am assuming is her dad because when I was in high school, I would hear the same phrase every morning. She also included a school bell sound, which shows that school is over. I like how she included a garage door sound to show she arrived home. The first part is when she wakes up in the morning. The next part is how she picks out her clothes and hairstyles. Then, she goes into how she does not like her appearance, which makes her skip breakfast. She speaks about her anxiety thoughts while in school. Last, she speaks over music while giving us a talk on not judging a book by its cover. The podcast is 4 and a half minutes long. The primary audience is teenagers in high school because she goes on a rant at the end to inform other high schoolers on how to help other students who might be going through things. The end consists of her giving tips on how high schoolers can help others who have anxiety. The creator’s message is that you never know what someone is going through, so always be kind. I will include background sounds by finding sounds that have to do with my topic. I do not want to incorporate narrating; I want to only be interviewing.