Girl Power through podcasts

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Eleanor Roosevelt. Marie CurieRosa ParksEach of these women has her own unique story that changed the course of history.  

March is Women’s History Month. This month recognizes the historical significance of many female figures often not taught in schools. Podcasts like The History Chicks” and What’s Her Name? highlight revolutionary women throughout history and help educate students about women throughout history 

“I enjoy listening to podcasts, especially informative onessuch as [ones] about women’s history because I can listen to an interesting topic and educate myself while getting something done, as it doesn’t take my full attention away like a video would,” Priscilla Dice, sophomore, said. 

One of the best ways to learn about Women’s History Month is through podcasts. When people listen to podcasts, they are forced to use their imagination to form pictures in their mind. Those who listen to podcasts typically have a stronger and more vivid imagination, according to a study from Nature. 

The History Chicks is a podcast that focuses on introducing listeners to female role models in the past and dives into a variety of historical women that have made a lasting impact in some form. What’s Her Name? is a podcast that centers around highlighting stories of women through funny, thought-provoking discussions between the hosts, Kate Nelson and Olivia Meikle. 

“I get a lot of my news through podcasts. We are all contributing citizens, and [it is] important that we know what is going on in the world, so we can be positive influences on others and work for change. […] I also just started teaching AP Lang this year, and this type of current, real-world knowledge is helpful in the critical thinking and analysis required for crafting complex essays and ideas,” Tina Parmar, Etowah English teacher, said. 

From storytelling to comedy to true crimepodcasts transport listeners into a whole new world, and they are an excellent way to stay informed about Women’s History Month.