Health Literacy Out Loud: 200 Episodes of Listening & Learning (HLOL #200)

Adam Weiss brings years of experience in podcasting, online video, and live broadcasting with a specific focus on scientific and medical content. He has hosted, launched, or produced podcasts for clients that include the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, the American Institute of Physics, and the Western Veterinary Conference. One of his early projects was starting the podcast series for Boston’s Museum of Science.

Adam has been the Health Literacy Out Loud podcast editor since Helen started this series in 2008. In honor of its 200th episode, Helen and Adam discuss:

  • Podcasts keep growing in popularity. Reasons why audio podcasts offer an accessible, affordable, conversational, and convenient way to listen and learn.
  • Health literacy keeps growing, too. How HLOL podcasts have helped raise health literacy awareness and shared strategies to communicate more clearly. This information can benefit professionals, patients, families, and the public.
  • Lessons learned from producing 200 HLOL podcasts. Includes taking a risk to try something new, partnering with others who bring needed skills, identifying what does and doesn’t work, and celebrating success all along the way.

More ways to learn:

Health Literacy from A to Z: Practical Ways to Communicate Your Health Message, Second Edition (updated 2018), by Helen Osborne. Especially relevant to this podcast is Chapter 33 that focuses on audio media

Read the transcript of this podcast

Adam Weiss Talks about Podcasting (HLOL #1)

Adam Weiss is a successful educational podcaster and podcast consultant. An expert interviewer and communicator, he aims to show that podcasting is more about story, presentation, and technique than fancy gear and tech toys.

He was the creator and of the popular Current Science & Technology Podcast for the Museum of Science in Boston, which he hosted for more than two years. He has also created the critically acclaimed Boston Behind the Scenes Podcast as well as the newly-launched Puzzle Podcast.

In this Health Literacy Out Loud podcast, Adam Weiss talks with Helen Osborne about:

  • What podcasts are
  • How people can access and download podcasts
  • Why podcasts are an emerging and important tool of communication

More ways to learn:

Health Literacy from A to Z: Practical Ways to Communicate Your Health Message, Second Edition (Updated 2018), by Helen Osborne. Relevant chapters include: 33, 40, 42.

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