My goal for this podcast was to look into urbanization and discover the effects it has on the environment. It seems that everywhere I go, I see some construction project going up. I wanted to look into the damage these projects because that aspect often goes unmentioned. Mostly, I wasn’t telling a story so much as revealing the truth about something we don’t usually think about. We should think about this topic, because urbanization is at the heart of the environmental crisis. I wanted to tell the story of HOW this is so.
To realize this goal, I did a lot of research online, and came to a lot of dead ends before I came to the information I was looking for. I saved a lot of tabs I didn’t end up using (I learned Seattle had the highest growth rate than ay other city in America in 2013, and 1/3 of Seattle’s waste is from construction), and I had tons of tech issues. I wasted hours trouble shooting things that should have been really easy, and got to the point where I just wanted the project done, no matter how much of a draft it was. I thought I was done for a while, but then I decided it needed more work, and I had HOPEFULLY figured out all the tech stuff. So, I think I would have done a lot differently if I could restart. If I had done a podcast project before and had experience, I would have focused more on the details of my script and the organization of my words.
And, lastly, my sources. I interviewed a former coworker of my dad’s, Eric Nelson. I interviewed him because he works in construction, and has a lot of experience with how the company gets the land it builds on. My other sources were, as I mentioned, online. I recorded my rain water audio (the static-y transition) and the birdsong is from my back yard. YouTube provided the other transitional noises.