Chelten Academy Chronicles

is creating podcasts

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Chelten Visitor

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Support at this level lets us know you appreciate high-quality media and are interested in supporting quality podcasts for kids. We'll send you an email of thanks, and this support helps us recoup the costs we put into the equipment that makes this podcast possible.

Chelten Substitute Teacher

$5
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Along with an email with our gratitude, at this level you'll get:
  • a monthly poll to take part in the adventure
  • access to a patron-only newsletter with exclusive behind-the-scenes photos and updates

Chelten Department Head

$8
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You are a true supporter of our creative efforts! At this tier, you'll receive:
  • a handmade, personalized postcard 
  • a monthly digital download for wallpaper on tablets and phones
  • a monthly poll to take part in the adventure
  • access to a patron-only newsletter with exclusive behind-the-scenes photos and updates

About

We didn’t plan to create a podcast to share with the world. Back in March, the Tunheims, who teach and attend school in a remote part of India, were in Sri Lanka as India closed down its borders due to the COVID-19 pandemic. So they decided to head to Los Angeles and quarantine with their relatives, the Doigs.

We needed a project that would help us keep five kids — ages 12 through 17 — busy, engaged and entertained. We decided to create a single podcast episode that was loosely inspired by some of the movie and TV shows that we enjoy. None of us are trained voice actors, and although there’s a writer among the group, none of us had ever used the software needed to pull all of the audio together. So we expected the finished product to be something awful and embarrassing that would only be fit to share with our family and friends.

But about halfway into the effort, we realized: this is slightly better than awful and embarrassing. The software wasn’t too difficult to wrangle, and the kids were doing a phenomenal job voicing their characters. By the time we wrapped up the first episode, we decided we might as well post it online for anyone who might be interested. We know all too well that there are parents, teachers and kids out there looking for a fun activity to stay busy.

We hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed making it. If you join us, we'll continue the story--so please, support us let us know what you think!  We look forward to building an interactive experience for kids and their families as well as educators.

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