Be a Guest on Plantopia

Be a Guest on Plantopia

Plantopia podcast interviews

The producer and host of the APS podcast series Plantopia are seeking individuals or groups interested in being interviewed for the upcoming season.

So, do you have an idea for an episode?

Before you go further, listen to the Plantopia podcast #2: The New American Chestnut.

What makes a good episode?

A good story! We cannot overemphasize that it’s the story that comes first. Think of episodes are books you’d like to read. They could be historical, suspense, horror, tragedy, documentary, drama, human interest, action, or a blend of the forgoing. The story is the key. Plantopia has a science-enthusiast audience, and it is very diverse. We never try to dumb down our science, but it has to be made accessible, and it’s our job to tell the story in a way that makes people care about it. Our goal is to communicate the relevance and impact of plant pathology to as broad an audience as possible.

Ready to propose a story? We need the following from you:

  1. An exciting title (see previous Plantopia episodes for examples).
  2. A technical title indicating the scope of the topic
  3. A 100-word synopsis of the story to be told
  4. What is the “hook”? Why should anyone care about this topic?
  5. Who is the best person or persons to tell this story? Ideally, they should be authoritative and leading experts on the topic, and also interview well.
  6. Contact information for the proposed interviewee(s).

Send the above to:

David M. Gadoury
Department of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
Cornell University