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A History and Informal Assessment of the Slacker Astronomy Podcast

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Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2006

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From: Aaron Price [view email]
Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2006 19:46:51 GMT   (160kb)
A History and Informal Assessment of the Slacker Astronomy Podcast
Authors: A. Price, P. Gay, T. Searle, G. Brissenden
Comments: 14 pages
Journal-ref: The Astronomy Education Review, Issue 1, Volume 5, 2006
Slacker Astronomy is a weekly podcast that covers a recent astronomical news event or discovery. The show has a unique style consisting of irreverent, over-the-top humor combined with a healthy dose of hard science. According to our demographic analysis, the combination of this style and the unique podcasting distribution mechanism allows the show to reach audiences younger and busier than those reached via traditional channels. We report on the successes and challenges of the first year of the show, and provide an informal assessment of its role as a source for astronomical news and concepts for its approximately 15,500 weekly listeners.
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