Students choosing the Podcast Episode format for their research projects will write, record, and edit a 15-minute discussion of their selected dystopian media. Students should consider this a formal presentation — it must be well-planned and organized — although the actual style may sound more casual.
For the podcast episodes, you should be able to upload the MPyour video to a streaming service or a cloud storage service. You will not be able to submit the actual video file through Brightspace; instead, you will need to provide the public sharing link for the video.
Submitted video presentations must meet all of the following in order to be considered complete:
- Be completed on time.
- Demonstrate significant research into the topic dystopia.
- Demonstrate insightful analysis.
- Be clearly written, well-organized, and clearly presented.
- Include a Show Notes document listing any attributions for Creative Commons media and ALL source material referenced in the episode in APA format.
Student Work, 2023
Episode 033, The Twilight Zone, Time Enough at Last
In which Nyla discusses her favorite episode of the original Twilight Zone series. Continue reading
Episode 034, Attack on Titan
In which Andriae and Brooke discuss the animated series Attack on Titan. Continue reading
Episode 035, Fahrenheit 451
In which Melissa discusses Ray Bradbury’s classic novel Fahrenheit 451. Continue reading
Episode 036, Black Mirror: San Junipero
In which Allison discusses one of the least depressing episodes of Black Mirror: San Junipero. Continue reading
Episode 037, Black Mirror: Striking Vipers
In which Drew discusses one of the most revealing episodes of Black Mirror: Striking Vipers. Continue reading
Episode 038, The Handmaid’s Tale (1990)
In which Asiah discusses the 1990 movie version of Margaret Atwood’s classic novel The Handmaid’s Tale. Continue reading
Episode 039, Cyberpunk 2077
In which Trevonne discusses the video game Cyberpunk 2077. Continue reading
Episode 040, The One Hundred
In which Jamiah discusses the series The One Hundred. Continue reading
Episode 041, The Thinning
In which Shane considers the ethics of overpopulation in the movie The Thinning. Continue reading
Episode 042, The Darkest Minds
In which Kawena discusses the movie adaptation of the young adult novel The Darkest Minds. Continue reading
Episode 043, Black Mirror: White Christmas
In which Brooke discusses the not very festive White Christmas episode of Black Mirror. Continue reading
Episode 044, The Giver
In which Aaliyah discusses Lois Lowry’s classic novel The Giver. Continue reading
Episode 045, The Purge, the Series
In which Shamya discusses the series The Purge. Continue reading
Episode 046, The Congress
In which Lamiya discusses the metafictional film The Congress. Continue reading
Episode 047, Land of the Blind
In which Jada discusses the satirical film Land of the Blind. Continue reading
Episode 048, The Lobster
In which Amber considers the textual nature of love and freedom in the film The Lobster. Continue reading
Episode 049, The Matrix
In which Tahmi discusses the groundbreaking and mindbending film The Matrix. Continue reading