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The Spot: BYU-Idaho Radio’s New Podcast

On Thursday, Oct. 12, BYU-Idaho Radio released the first episode of their new podcast, The Spot.

The podcast hit platforms such as Soundcloud and Apple Podcasts. The first episode featured student hosts discussing trailer theories for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

“This is a light-hearted, opinion talk show about things … we all identify with,” said Sydney Jensen, a senior studying communication and one of the three student hosts and creators of The Spot.

Included in the topics they will discuss are holidays, new movies, relevant campus news and pop culture.

Specifically creating content for BYU-I students, the hosts focus on fulfilling the tagline, which reads: “Welcome to The Spot: Where we talk about what you’re talking about.”

Jensen said she, along with the two other hosts and creators, Dale Spaulding and Myles Primm, began the podcast spontaneously. An animated discussion about the new Star Wars movie led the three to recording, editing, releasing the podcast and planning new podcast episodes.

“(The Spot) seemed like a really cool project that allowed us to show our personality as opposed to just reading the news,” Jensen said.

The hosts said The Spot is a nice break from both “the muck and the mire” and the strict rules of staying free from bias that characterize typical journalism, allowing them to show the quirkiness of the people behind the microphone.

“It’s a neat escape,” Primm said. “And we hope that at the same time, our listeners are having that same sort of escape but still feeling informed and inspired.”

The Spot will feature other students throughout this semester. Primm said some episodes may not include any of the three original hosts.                            

“We hope this will continue so that even when we leave, it’s a structured, yet broad enough project that anybody can step in and take,” Jensen said.

Episodes students can look forward to this semester include a two-part Halloween Special and a Christmas music debate.

Spaulding said the episode will discuss whether or not Christmas music is acceptable before Thanksgiving.

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