Imagine a type of radio where you can choose to listen to whichever programs you want to and when you want to — as well as pause, rewind, fast forward or listen again. This type of program exists. It is a podcast.
It’s hard to beat the power of look-‘em-in-the-eyes personal contact for effective communication. However, that’s not always an option in our electronic-saturated culture. I was reminded of that in the last couple of weeks, thanks to a a couple of articles, Star Trek and a scam.
(RNS) — There’s a moment near the beginning of the documentary film “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” where producer Margy Whitmer muses, “We had a director who once said to me, if you take all of the elements that make good television and do the exact opposite, you have ‘Mister Rogers' Neighborhood’: low production values, simple set, an unlikely star,” she said.
“Yet it worked, because it was saying something really important.”