The Summer Holidays are the perfect time to kick back and put your headphones on, so we've compiled a list of three inspirational podcasts which are perfect for drama teachers. Happy listening...🎧
🎙️ Half Hour Call
Half Hour Call was launched by Open Drama UK in February 2021. With new episodes each month lasting around thirty minutes, it's the perfect length to fit around your busy schedule, whether you're relaxing or commuting. Following hugely successful webinars delivered by Open Drama UK during lockdown, Co-Founder Holly Barradell explains that the podcast aims to give teachers "access to CPD content at a time which suits them." Paperbirds and Katie Mitchell have already featured in two of the episodes! With slick production and a broad range of topics and guests, there are already two series to listen to, with more to come in the Autumn.
🎙️ So you think you're a drama teacher?
Newly launched last term, 'So you think you're a drama teacher?' has been created by experienced Head of Drama Jemma Stillwell @talksdrama, who is based in Dubai. She says:
"The Podcast is dedicated to Drama teachers, to discuss absolutely everything! Careers, valuable CPD, knowledge and experience. I will be inviting guests to talk about their personal journey in the arts, but also discussing day to day Drama tasks, such as lesson planning, curriculum, play rehearsals and much more."
One of the episodes has already featured drama teacher and Assistant Head George Coles, providing valuable insight into ways to approach drama curriculum planning.
🎙️ Applied Theatre Podcast
Hosted by Applied Performance maker Tom Craig, The Applied Theatre Podcast won the 'Outstanding Drama Education Resource' at this year's Music and Drama Awards. Each episode features interviews with Applied Artists, Educators and Practitioners. Tom says:
"Our mission is to create a community for Applied practitioners to share their practice and raise the profile of the work they produce."
The Podcast is a FREE resource archiving Applied practice from around the world.