A Sense of Place, our podcasts

The  podcasts we are making are now listed on Spotify and a few other places.


Of course, they are here on this site, too. (Podcasts and other Inspirations)


We are fairly new at this podcasting thing, but we are learning, thanks to a few people, including Circle Round podcast (WBUR) creators Rebecca Sheir and Eric Shimalonis, at the very first hours of our learning, then radio journalist Reinout van Wagtendonk, and audio specialist Bob Shepherd.  They also gave workshops for the Oral History Center and helped our students at Housatonic Valley Regional High School. Now, we are learning to really master the sound.   We hold workshops each year, led by these generous experts.


We think it is a way to  introduce people to the stories in our archive, but in a shorter format.

Here, we also have posted a few oral history interviews that are in the queue at the University of Massachusetts Libraries Special Collections.  They will be online there eventually.  These interviews are from the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute’s 1968 project.  (Also posted on this site.)

A milestone, for us.  We are learning.

Left, above, our team at Housatonic Valley Regional High School, learning podcasting. Student Valerie Lenis made a podcast with alumni/ae from her school.  (Right) Val Reinhout van Wagtendonk leading a workshop for the Housatonic Heritage Oral History Center Berkshire Community College.


We will hold more workshops, when we can meet in person again, in 2022.

We wish you happy holidays and fruitful, healthy new year!



Written by Judith