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Lifelong Learning - Murder Most Cozy: Mysteries, Podcasting, and Community

April 13 to 20, 2023 at 7:00 to 8:15 p.m. EST
Hosted Virtually by IUAA

Two Thursdays, April 13, 20

7–8:15 p.m. ET

Virtual class offered via Zoom*

$35 per person


Three years ago, on a whim, married couple Sarah Smith-Robbins and Mark Bell, who work and teach at IU, thought it would be fun to start a podcast about their favorite British television show, Midsomer Murders. With their kids off to college, it seemed like a fun thing to do fill their time. 150 episodes later, with more than 4,000 weekly listeners across more than 80 countries, Smith-Robbins and Bell think they may be on to something. 

In this session, the unassuming duo will tell the story of their adventures in podcasting—sharing some tips, mistakes, and joys found making an episode every week (even during a pandemic). This class is for those who are curious about podcasts, wonder what it takes to start one, or just enjoy a good story. Participants will learn how to find and listen to podcasts and, if interested, how to start one. 

*Please note: this course is a virtual learning opportunity held via the online platform, Zoom. The link needed to participate will be supplied via email prior to the first class session.


About the Instructor:

Sarah Smith-Robbins is the Director of Learning Technologies at the Kelley School of Business and a member of the Marketing Faculty. Mark Bell is a web designer at Kelley as well as a musician and comic book author. Together, they have four children who are all juniors at IU.