Flux is a FreshEd series where master’s and PhD students transform their research interests into narrative-style podcasts. Flux expands graduate students’ academic horizons by pushing the boundaries of research publication and dissemination beyond the written word and half-empty conference rooms. As academic theories and methodologies are lifted from the page, they become embedded in stories and described via sound. Through deep-dive storytelling, Flux introduces our listenership to global perspectives on under-represented places while enabling new voices in education podcasting to be widely heard.
We offer yearly Fellowships through an application process. Our Fellows are encouraged to explore their research interests (in education broadly defined) in creatively complex ways. Fellows are mentored through the process of producing a podcast episode from start to finish. Senior academics collaborate closely with Fellows to help them develop their initial ideas into compelling scripts: constructing interesting narratives, creating soundscapes that complement these stories, while also being taught/provided with the technical expertise they may require. Fellows also are encouraged to collaborate with each other as a way to form a supportive community of peers. Best of all: Fellows receive a stipend for their work.