Your task is to find a podcast episode about ethics or professional ethics and submit a review of it.
Read the instructions below and follow the suggested structure to help you with your review.
STEP ONE: Podcast Selection
Find a podcast on a topic related to ethics or professional ethics. Topics should be related to the topics covered by the course syllabus.
The length of the podcast should not be less than 30 minutes.
Selection is limited to one person per podcast.
STEP TWO: Listen and Understand
Listen casually to the podcast first to understand its scope, organization, flow
Listen again and take notes about its main points, supporting examples, key lines (quotations), etc. to break down its structure
Develop a summary of the podcast’s overall thesis and its supporting points.
STEP THREE: Research
Find 2 outside sources about the topic covered by the podcast
(Seek academic, research-based sources)
Use the information in these sources to help you on the next step
STEP FOUR: Assessment/Reflection
Think about the arguments made in the podcast and the related research you did, and assess the podcast’s overall accuracy.
o In general, do you agree with the podcast argument? Why/why not?
o Does the podcast offer detailed and relevant evidence to support its arguments?
o Does the podcast use refer to or interview expert research or researchers? Are they and the podcast’s sources credible?
o Is your related research generally supportive of and consistent with the podcast’s arguments or does it contradict them?
STEP FIVE: Write your review
Use the following structure to organize your podcast review:
Introduction: hook, background information (broad topic, specific podcast in 2-3 sentences), outline of your arguments (thesis: your overall position or opinion of the podcast, your assessment points)
Summary: summarize the podcast’s arguments and some of its evidence; include some of its content but focus on summarizing its overall arguments
Assessment: What are your reasons or arguments for your overall position about the podcast? Write about one paragraph for each of your supporting reasons or arguments. Talk about your supporting reasons or arguments. In each, offer evidence to support your judgement: this will be a mix of examples from the podcast and research from your outside sources. Aim for 2 to 3 reasons in this section. (Use in-text citation)
Conclusion: Restate your thesis and reasons; end with a closing thought, significance, broader importance, lesson to take away from the podcast, and your assessment of it.
References: List the reference of the podcast and the references you used.
Word limit: 1000 words
Double space and use Times New Roman font 12.
Marks will be deducted for spelling and grammar errors
Cite your sources.