TidePod Season 2, Episode 5: RM Students Talk Politics


Valerie Wang

The TidePod, which was started in early 2019, is currently in its third season. Graphic designed by Valerie Wang.

The TidePod is back for 2020! The fifth episode of season 2 was originally comprised of an interview with four students of different ideologies about their political beliefs. These four students were contacted based on a political demographics survey put out by the Tide in the fall of 2019 as well as their interest in being interviewed. This survey was meant to gather a representative glimpse of Richard Montgomery students’ political beliefs and involvement, however, we only had 348 responses. Unfortunately, the TidePod had issues with the original audio of this episode that resulted in the intended recording being unpublishable. 

Instead, the TidePod interviewed three Tide editors and Advanced Journalism students to give audiences an inside look into the making of the political survey and an analysis of the results. These editors have a unique perspective on the survey as they contributed to making and sending it out to RM students. In this episode, you will hear from these editors about the questions, results, and demographics of this survey.

Listen to “RM Students Talk Politics” here.

Grace Burwell
From left to right: Junior and arts editor Mary Ma, senior and features editor Christine Zhu, and senior and editor-and-chief Shevani Tewari pose for a photo after recording “RM Students Talk Politics.”

Featured guests: Mary Ma, Shevani Tewari, and Christine Zhu.

Hosted by Brennan Rose, and narrated by Grace Burwell

Script by Grace Burwell, Mirula Prasad, and Brennan Rose. Publicity and outreach Grace Burwell, Mirula Prasad, Brennan Rose, and Ella Koenig. Cover art by Valerie Wang.

Music courtesy of Corrigan Peters.

Edited by Savva Brown. Produced by Grace Burwell.

You can listen to the rest of the TidePod podcast here.