Synth Podcasts can be used on a one-time basis, like an "episode", or on an ongoing basis, like a channel (ex. a slack channel or a discussion board).
This article covers how Podcasts works for ongoing conversations.
Once participants join the conversation (see Creating a Podcast), it is accessible for them at anytime.
More importantly, new Synths added to a Podcast show up in their Feed (note: only for full, non-student accounts), and corresponding notifications are sent. So you can use the Feed to stay up to date on multiple channels at a time.
Ongoing conversations can be free form. Participants can post at any time, in response to other participants in threads, or just openly to the Podcast.
For some use cases, a moderator can create structure by adding prompts or questions for participants to respond to in threads. Some examples:
- Teachers can pose questions for students to respond to based on current activities.
- Project managers can prompt their team to provide updates based on current focus.
- Hosts can prompt a discussion panel by posting a Podcast subtopic for participants to respond to.
Podcasts start private by default. They can be kept private, or made Discoverable.
When private, you can still share a private link for listeners and participants.
When made Discoverable, all Synths from the Podcast can be found by the whole Synth community in Explore tab, and further shared.