For all of you podcast lovers out there in blogland, have I got one to share with you! It's called Jack Ate The Beanstalk.
Jack Ate The Beanstalk is the brainchild of one heck of a brainy child, my nephew, Jack. His video podcasts and accompanying website and blog are for a 6th grade class project. (Yes, 6th grade!) Per his website:
I'm Jack. I am a sixth grader at Island Pacific Academy. This website and podcasts are part of my Ho'ike Class Project. I wanted to learn to make my own podcast and try to get people to read it. I decided on a theme about different foods that I had not tried or thought were gross, unappetizing, or strange. I thought I should try out some of these foods and find out why people all around the world eat the things they do. My mom and dad always say to try new things.
I will look at different foods, how they are made, where they come from, who even invented them, and why some people actually like them. I hope these podcasts will teach people and still be fun. I'm learning as I go along, so hopefully they get better by the end of the series.
Maybe I will find some foods that I will end up loving. And maybe I will convince some of you to try new things.
The podcasts are short (just several minutes long), well executed and informative, not to mention- adorable (I'm such the proud auntie)! You can either download them from iTunes, or watch them online. If you are into podcasts, are interested in learning about new and interesting (I didn't say "gross") foods like "chocolate meat" or "1000 year0old eggs," or are just curious as to what a 6th grader could put together, go and check it out. I think you'll be as impressed as I am!