College Podcasts Compete In WFAE Contest

The UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens produces the podcast “The Plants We Eat.” English professor Alan Rauch has created “Air-udition.” Both are entries in the Queen City PodQuest, sponsored by NPR affiliate WFAE.  Members of the community are encouraged to check out the podcasts and help one of them become the Charlotte-area’s favorite. According to WFAE, five podcasts will receive one-on-one mentorship and compete for a cash prize and the opportunity to have a podcast series at the station.

Jeff Gillman, director of the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens, co-hosts “The Plants We Eat,” with CPCC instructor Cindy Proctor. Their podcast, currently available on the Botanical Gardens webpage, explores the history, biology and culture of the plants people use in their everyday lives.

“Air-udition” would focus on “curious professors who, in their research, are producing knowledge to delight and amaze their Charlotte neighbors.”

Individuals can vote in the Queen City PodQuest each day through Wednesday, Feb. 20 (this is an extension of the original deadline).