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Introduction to Unitarian Universalist Podcasting
Many Unitarian Universalist (UU) congregations have found podcasting to be an effective means of sharing audio and video files with members and the general public.
The following are innovative examples of how podcasting is being used by Unitarian Universalist organizations:
- A Different View by the Unitarian Universalist Church in Surprise, AZ, examines religious and political topics in a conversational format. The show is hosted by Rev. Dr. Walter F. Wieder, the congregation’s minister, and Jeff Young.
- Be Spiritual by Gary Lerude features interviews with Unitarian Universalists about their faith journeys.
- LifeNow! Radio by the First Unitarian and the First Universalist Churches of Rochester, NY, offers reflections and interviews on spiritual issues. LifeNow! is hosted by Rev. Kaaren Anderson, co-minister of the First Unitarian Church of Rochester, and often features other reporters and guests.
- The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) podcast features an assortment of audio and video related to UUA programs.
- The (UUA) Central Midwest District Podcast provides lay leadership resources, including workshop recordings, addressing issues in congregational life. The podcast is produced by the media team of the Central Midwest District.
There are also many congregations podcasting their sermons. Directories of Unitarian Universalist podcasts include:
- UUWiki’s List of UU Podcasts
For technical help getting started with podcasting, please visit the UUA's “How to Set Up a Podcast” instructions.