Council launches brand new podcast for staff
Mon, 16 Dec 2019

What is I Heard It Through The Grapevine?
The council has launched a brand new monthly podcast as a way of keeping staff informed about what’s going on across the authority.

Each month, the podcast will feature news, interviews, competitions and what’s on details.

Listen to the first episode of 'I Heard It Through The Grapevine' below:

What is a podcast?
A podcast is a series of digital audio files made available on a regular basis. Podcasts can be listened to online or downloaded onto a computer or mobile device to listen to later.

Who are the podcast’s presenters?
I Heard It Through The Grapevine is presented by Steve Eccles from the press office and Helena Cox, curator of Beverley Art Gallery, and is produced in association with Beverley FM, using its studios and technical expertise.

What is on the first edition?
The first edition includes interviews with chief executive Caroline Lacey and Bridlington Spa panto star Didi Conn, who played Frenchy in the film Grease, plus interviews with Dr Alex Ombler about the exciting new heritage project at Humber Bridge Country Park and Olivia Northrop in the archives team as well as top tips on Christmas recycling from Karen Wagg.

What else do I need to know?
When listening to the podcast, staff are reminded to be mindful of other work commitments and to have consideration for other members of staff and use headphones, where possible, and be able to respond to any audible fire alarms and telephones.

How can I access this out of work?
Staff can access the podcast via the intranet from home and can also listen to the podcast for free via SoundCloud.
You can also download the podcast from SoundCloud to listen to on another device but will need to create an account to do this.

Will the podcast content be available in other ways?
I Heard It Through The Grapevine has been developed by the corporate communications team to complement other internal communications channels, including the new-look intranet and The Grapevine. Some features will appear across all three channels.

On request, a transcript of the podcast can be provided. This can be requested by emailing pressoffice@eastriding.gov.uk

Can I make suggestions for future editions?
Staff are encouraged to submit their ideas for items to be included in future editions by emailing pressoffice@eastriding.gov.uk

How do I take part in the competition?
After listening to the podcast, staff wishing to enter the competition should email their answer to pressoffice@eastriding.gov.uk and put ‘Podcast Competition’ as the title.


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