Salmon Farming Podcast

My vision for my podcast was that it was more casual an conversational sounding, but after realizing I couldn’t fake a conversation with myself, it had to sound quite scripted. It took a million tries of the first section I recorded to find out that a fake casual voice, does NOT sound cool. Since I wrote mine about salmon farming in the Puget Sound, I had a pretty good story to tell, with a economic standpoint, a political standpoint, and how that connects to the environment. I’m sure I could have done better at drawing out a story from it, but thats what you get when you procrastinate. I’m really glad I chose to write about salmon farming because it does have a good and easy view of something political, and something economical. An obstacle I faced was finding someone to interview since they had closed all of the salmon farms in Washington, until I remembered two days ago that I went on a field trip to the Issaquah salon hatchery when I was like maybe in 4th grade. I also struggled to find a good balance of too much background noise, and too much background noise. I never have listened to a podcast before so I had absolutely no idea what kinds of music and transitions they put in, I even found myself google searching “how to write a good podcast.”

For my sources, I found a bunch of articles talking about the banning of the farms in Washington, the reasons, the causes, and the outcome of it. I also found articles about people trying to stop the banning of them and what it could do to our economy. I recorded somebody from the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery named Andy, and I struggled with this because I didn’t leave enough time in my podcast to do more than a couple of questions with him, but then when I interviewed him for just one question that I thought would be longer, it was a little shorter and less precise than I wanted, but I didn’t want to say anything to him, so I kept it, and rolled with it B)

Sources:

https://www.seattletimes.com/sponsored/environmental-impact-of-salmon-decline-this-isnt-just-about-fish/

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/bill-to-phase-out-atlantic-salmon-farming-in-washington-state-nears-deadline/

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/08/12/salmon-farming-has-done-enormous-harm-fish-environment-warns/

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2018/03/26/597019406/after-three-decades-washington-state-bans-atlantic-salmon-farms

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