General Description: One of the key ways that we now communicate information is via technology like Podcasting.
There are three parts of this course requirement. The first part is reviewing four podcasts from the list I have posted
below. For each individual podcast you are asked to provide a journal reflection (a total of four podcasts that you listen to
and reflect upon). Each podcast reflection is worth 2.5 points. The second part is to develop your own “Podcasting Plan”
that maps out how you would organize your own podcasting series (2-3 pages). This portion of the assignment is worth 10
points. The third part is scripting out one 15-minute episode of your podcast (or you can record a podcast episode as an
alternative, 13 points). Overall, this assignment will be 6-8 pages in length and is worth 35 points. Note: The podcast on
the list are podcast series, you only need to listen to four individual podcasts. You should submit your paper with an APA
title page and APA reference page (2 points).
Specific Description: There should be three sections to this project.
Section 1: Podcast Reflections
1. You are asked to choose four individual podcasts from the podcast series listed below (if you find another more
relevant series that you would like to utilize let me know). You must choose at least two different series from
which to choose (e.g., three podcast from 1 series, and one podcast from another series). See below for how to
listen to a podcast (if you have never done it before).
2. For each ‘journal’ reflection include the following: Name of the podcast, podcast creator, brief summary of the
podcast content, specific link to ChAD 195 course content (i.e., stated link to a specific course reading, textbook,
or course lecture), and some reflection about the link to course content (e.g., what does it mean for our
understanding of children’s development or poverty, or children’s health). Be specific as you describe the link
(not generic, but clear and understandable link).
3. This reflection should read like a journal entry in a journal full of reflections about child/adolescent development
and application to the real world. Journal entries should be approximately 1-2 paragraphs long.
4. If you are writing more than three pages for this part of the assignment, your reflections are too long.
5. Include citations and a reference page for your journal reflections.
Section 2: Podcasting Plan
1. You are asked to reflect on a podcasting series you would like to develop. This plan is your ‘map’ for your 3
episode podcast series (at least three episodes although you can include more).
2. In your plan, include a name for the series overall, and titles for the 3 episodes of your series.
3. Briefly describe the content for each of your episodes and the research from ChAD 195 that provides support for
each series (at least three peer-reviewed references that are linked to specific topics within the course or
child/adolescent development). For example, you could host a podcast series, “Helping Families with Children’s
Health.” One episode could be with a children’s health expert who outlines specific Bay Area resources that are
free that focus on providing quality health care to children ages 0-3. You would support this episode with research
that discusses the importance of children’s health or connecting families to resources.
4. For this portion of your assignment, you can utilize a table to be the map of your episodes (including the title,
questions you want to address, the content, invited guests, the specific target audience for the episode, and the
research support).
5. As a last part of your podcasting plan, describe what you think the value of using a podcast series to reach your
audience is. In other words, what is the advantage of a podcast series for your specific audience as opposed to
newspapers, social media, books, television series, webinars? Be specific here, your response should connect the
characteristics of your audience to the podcast medium.
Section 3: Podcasting Episode
1. You are asked to script out one episode (from the three you have proposed in your Podcasting Plan). This script
will delineate your theme, your specific subtopics (segments), segment length, questions that you plan to address,
and specific key points that you would like to cover within the episode.
2. Within the script be sure to emphasize the “story” you are trying to tell and identify the beginning, middle, and
end (i.e., note the transitions). You include the specific content that you will share (utilizing peer-reviewed
sources). This content should reflect a 15 minute (at least) podcast.
3. You can utilize a script template that you find online, but be sure to credit its’ source.
4. See below for some ‘tips’ on writing a podcast script.
5. As an alternative to a script, you can actually ‘record’ a 15 minute podcast of your actual episode.
List of Podcast Series for Journal Reflections:
These podcasts are available via Apple podcasts, Anchor, Stitcher, and/or Google Podcasts. Some are available on
the organization’s website (e.g., Child Welfare Information Gateway)
1. The Children’s Law Podcast, True North Child Advocates
2. Child Welfare Chronicles, Vernita and Kristy
3. The Preschool Podcast: For Leaders in Early Childhood Education, Himama
4. That Early Childhood Nerd, Heather Bernt-Santy
5. How Preschool Teachers Do It, Alison Kentos and Cindy Terebush
6. The Imprint Weekly, John Kelly
7. In Conversation With, Jane Godsland, Editor-in-Chief of The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health
8. Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH)
9. Adaptivity, The Center for the Developing Adolescent
10. Resettled, VPM
11. Immigrantly, Saadia Khan
12. K-12 Greatest Hits | The Best Ideas In Education, BAM Radio Network
13. Teachers On Fire, Tim Cavey
14. Smart Social Podcast: Keeping students safe so they can Shine Online
15. Poverty Research & Policy Podcast, University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Institute for Research on Poverty
16. OFF-KILTER with Rebecca Vallas
17. We are Family, Shaun T
18. Motherhood in Black and White, Kaanji Irby and Tara Campbell,
19. Child Welfare Information Gateway Podcast Series
20. National Center for Youth Opportunity and Justice Podcasts, The National Center for Youth Opportunity
and Justice
How to Listen to a Podcast (help for listening to podcasts for free):

How to listen to a podcast

How to listen to a podcast:
Sources of Support for Writing A Podcasting Script
1. How To Write A Podcast Script:
2. How to Write a Podcast Script: Step by Step Guide:
3. How to Write a Killer Podcast Script:

Sample solution

Dante Alighieri played a critical role in the literature world through his poem Divine Comedy that was written in the 14th century. The poem contains Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso. The Inferno is a description of the nine circles of torment that are found on the earth. It depicts the realms of the people that have gone against the spiritual values and who, instead, have chosen bestial appetite, violence, or fraud and malice. The nine circles of hell are limbo, lust, gluttony, greed and wrath. Others are heresy, violence, fraud, and treachery. The purpose of this paper is to examine the Dante’s Inferno in the perspective of its portrayal of God’s image and the justification of hell. 

In this epic poem, God is portrayed as a super being guilty of multiple weaknesses including being egotistic, unjust, and hypocritical. Dante, in this poem, depicts God as being more human than divine by challenging God’s omnipotence. Additionally, the manner in which Dante describes Hell is in full contradiction to the morals of God as written in the Bible. When god arranges Hell to flatter Himself, He commits egotism, a sin that is common among human beings (Cheney, 2016). The weakness is depicted in Limbo and on the Gate of Hell where, for instance, God sends those who do not worship Him to Hell. This implies that failure to worship Him is a sin.

God is also depicted as lacking justice in His actions thus removing the godly image. The injustice is portrayed by the manner in which the sodomites and opportunists are treated. The opportunists are subjected to banner chasing in their lives after death followed by being stung by insects and maggots. They are known to having done neither good nor bad during their lifetimes and, therefore, justice could have demanded that they be granted a neutral punishment having lived a neutral life. The sodomites are also punished unfairly by God when Brunetto Lattini is condemned to hell despite being a good leader (Babor, T. F., McGovern, T., & Robaina, K. (2017). While he commited sodomy, God chooses to ignore all the other good deeds that Brunetto did.

Finally, God is also portrayed as being hypocritical in His actions, a sin that further diminishes His godliness and makes Him more human. A case in point is when God condemns the sin of egotism and goes ahead to commit it repeatedly. Proverbs 29:23 states that “arrogance will bring your downfall, but if you are humble, you will be respected.” When Slattery condemns Dante’s human state as being weak, doubtful, and limited, he is proving God’s hypocrisy because He is also human (Verdicchio, 2015). The actions of God in Hell as portrayed by Dante are inconsistent with the Biblical literature. Both Dante and God are prone to making mistakes, something common among human beings thus making God more human.

To wrap it up, Dante portrays God is more human since He commits the same sins that humans commit: egotism, hypocrisy, and injustice. Hell is justified as being a destination for victims of the mistakes committed by God. The Hell is presented as being a totally different place as compared to what is written about it in the Bible. As a result, reading through the text gives an image of God who is prone to the very mistakes common to humans thus ripping Him off His lofty status of divine and, instead, making Him a mere human. Whether or not Dante did it intentionally is subject to debate but one thing is clear in the poem: the misconstrued notion of God is revealed to future generations.



Babor, T. F., McGovern, T., & Robaina, K. (2017). Dante’s inferno: Seven deadly sins in scientific publishing and how to avoid them. Addiction Science: A Guide for the Perplexed, 267.

Cheney, L. D. G. (2016). Illustrations for Dante’s Inferno: A Comparative Study of Sandro Botticelli, Giovanni Stradano, and Federico Zuccaro. Cultural and Religious Studies4(8), 487.

Verdicchio, M. (2015). Irony and Desire in Dante’s” Inferno” 27. Italica, 285-297.