Behind the Scenes of a Podcast

The Mattaliano/Sperling class listened to a podcast called "Six Minutes" throughout the school year and continued right into their time of online learning. This week, they got to learn all about how the podcast is made from the creators themselves.

The class interviewed the head writer, David Kreizman (above), and the chief production officer, Chris Tarry (below). Teacher Julie Mattaliano says, "We just finished the 100th episode, which was the Season 1 Finale! Each student shared their favorite character from season 1 with David and Chris, as well as asked questions."

Six Minutes is a sci-fiction series about eleven-year-old Holiday, who was pulled from the icy waters of Alaska with no memory of who she is or where she came from. Are her mom and dad really who they say they are? And when she begins to develop incredible abilities, she’ll soon discover she’s not alone in the world.  

Mrs. Mattaliano says, "Each engaging episode of the podcast was only six minutes long. It gave us a chance to develop our listening skills while also applying many of the same comprehension strategies students are asked to use when they read! Students thought critically about the characters and the plot, and often connected ideas across the series to make spot-on predictions. The students always asked if they could listen to one more episode!"

Want to experience the students' conversation with David Kreizman and Chris Tarry? Here's the recording. (Password: 7w%3C6e#)

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