Institute Ambassadors Launch New Podcast

December 8, 2021

By Kathryn Monahan ’23

This fall, the New Hampshire Institute of Politics’ Kevin B. Harrington Student Ambassadors launched a new podcast: “All Hours.” The show offers a non-biased news flash into both the New Hampshire Institute of Politics and national politics. A short podcast, 15 minutes maximum, it summarizes Institute events, provides an overview of political topics, and highlights Institute guest interviews, such as New Hampshire Congressman Chris Pappas.

Published monthly, the podcast showcases student work and shares what they learn at the Institute. It gives ambassadors and students a chance to revisit events or learn about controversial political topics in an informed and nonbiased manner.

The idea for the podcast was first introduced late last spring, when Anthony DiCenso ’24 of the ambassador communications committee was looking to expand the scope of the committee’s journalistic opportunities. Previously, students wrote blog posts and live tweeted Institute events — which are important skills in general communications, but students wanted opportunities specific to broadcasting and media writing.

To make the podcast a reality during the summer, the communications co-chairs Kenneth Tran ’23 and Kathryn Monahan ’23 planned a script and designed podcast’s format. Once the semester started and the NHIOP began hosting live events again, the podcast was finally set in motion.

Committee members, Andrew Barbetto ’23, Anthony Greico ’24, DiCenso, and James Maloney ’24 joined the team to help write and produce the project. During the production process, duties were split among team members, but each student spent a significant time writing, recording, and editing the episode.

Barbetto, Greico, and DiCenso wrote the scripts, while Tran and Monahan edited the scripts, and Maloney edited the audio. As for hosting, each episode of the podcast features one ambassador along with either Tran or Monahan to make sure there is equal opportunity for anyone who wants to try their hand at broadcasting.

The first episode of the podcast was published on Oct. 29, 2021 and covers all Institute events from the beginning of the fall semester. As for the podcast’s future, the next episode will be released in December and covers the second half of the semester. The podcast can be accessed on Spotify or Apple music. Tune in to learn more about the Institute and get an inside look at student work.