From Idea to Air
Many people have asked about what goes into the making of an episode of On The air, and so I thought I'd share about the development and production process.
Similar to an implementation plan that would be written up for a client as part of the occupational therapy process, I have a written plan that I use as a guide both for the podcast overall and for each episode. The overall plan is formatted as a table, with a row for each episode and a column for the number and title of each episode that is planned or in the works, the name and contact information of the guest, the guest's bio, and resources and ideas to be discussed and shared on the episode. From each row, I create a guide for that episode that has a list of ideas for questions and topics I plan to discuss with the guest during the interview. I always end up adding to and/or changing up this plan at least a little bit during the recording session, based on how the conversation goes and things the guest brings up in our talk.
Guests that are in the Memphis area are invited to come to the Podcast Recording Studio at the Teaching & Learning Center on campus at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center; those who are not able to come to the studio are invited to connect virtually at a time when I am in the TLC studio.
I'm looking forward to connecting with many other OT practitioners and others interested in the profession of OT through this podcast!
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Hi! My name is Stephanie Lancaster, and I am the host of the On The air podcast. I have been practicing as an occupational therapist for over 25 years and am now on the faculty of a Master's degree level occupational therapy program. As a podcast enthusiast and a lifelong learner, I enjoy learning and connecting with others through podcasts and have wanted to start a podcast about OT for a couple of years. I'm so excited that it's finally coming to fruition and look forward to connecting with many others who are interested in and/or working in the field of OT.