When a favorite podcast goes on hiatus, listeners often experience information withdrawal. After all, nothing combines context, convenience and longform narrative quite like a podcast.
Fans of RadioEd, the University of Denver’s biweekly podcast, need suffer deprivation no longer. The podcast has returned with a new set of hosts and a renewed commitment to bringing DU expertise to bear on current events and persisting concerns—everything from climate change and Supreme Court rulings to political division and the rise of misinformation.
The podcast’s new hosts—Emma Atkinson and Matt Meyer, both members of the DU Newsroom staff—bring a mix of daily newspaper and public radio experience to the recording studio. “As former journalists, we have a focus on narratively driven storytelling while maintaining the topical, newsy format that’s made this podcast so relevant,” Meyer says. “So far, we’ve covered the Colorado River crisis, the uprising in Iran, and there’s so much more on the horizon.”
RadioEd’s third season launched on Sept. 20 with “The Colorado River: A Political Climate Crisis.” Featuring Sturm College of Law professor Kevin Lynch, who teaches in the school’s Environmental Law Clinic, the episode examined the legal and environmental challenges facing states dependent on the Colorado River for water. With the river drying and downstream reservoirs running low, these states will need to curb their water use and devise new strategies for maximizing their allotments—all while sustaining farming communities and growing urban areas. As Lynch points out, policymakers and the public at large have some tough decisions to make.
The most recent RadioEd episodes, as well as the podcast’s archive, can be found at www.du.edu/news/podcast.