I’m releasing this week’s segment a little late to coincide with International Podcast Day. Here’s a perspective on Go Dig a Hole within the context of podcasting and digital media.
The Go Dig a Hole podcast is a little over two years old now, and it’s gone through some changes and growing pains along the way. The first few episodes didn’t have the best recording equipment and I was still scaling a steep learning curve for editing the audio tracks. I’ve shed a co-host or two and a whole podcast network, but I feel like the podcast has finally hit its stride, and I have the listeners, guests, and supporters to thank for that.
The Go Dig a Hole Patreon campaign is gaining supporters; the Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts are gaining followers; the podcast is now recording from a really amazing studio in Portland; and the public archaeology mission is taking off with speaking engagements, conference presentations, and field trips booked as extensions of GDAH.
I have some great podcasts lined up for the next few episodes, so you can look forward to discussions on ancient Chinese archaeology and cultural representation in mass media; a defense of “screw-ups”, politics and healthcare, and financial planning; and colonial archaeology and looting.
I’m taking solo submissions to the following topics:
- Why did you get into archaeology? What made you stay?
- If you left archaeology, why did you leave? What would’ve needed to change for you to stay?
- If you’re not an archaeologist, what interests you about archaeology? What would you like to know more about from an archaeologist’s perspective?
Record it yourself and submit your wav file segments to this Dropbox link. They can be anonymous if you prefer. Once I get enough submissions, I’ll put them together for a diversity of perspectives on what a career in archaeology actually looks and feels like. There’s been a plethora of unrealistic ideas of what constitutes a “career” when you have to cobble together multiple contracts from multiple companies across multiple states. Let’s ground truth it, shall we?
This is also a great day to take a moment to give some love to my favorite podcasters and podcasts:
- Curiosity in Focus
- Gratuity Not Included
- Heritage Voices
- Women in Archaeology
- Racist Sandwich
- Chapo Trap House
- Champagne Sharks
- Politically Re-Active
Give them a listen, and if you’re inclined to support them on Patreon, many of them have fundraising campaigns.
Archaeology • Podcast
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