Project of the Week: Armed With Science Podcast

This week’s Project of the Week is special. We’re highlighting “Armed With Science” – a podcast hosted by the Department of Defense (DoD) that airs every Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. EDT (and you can follow them on Twitter – @armedwscience). What makes it special is not only the incredible perspectives of the people that I interviewed, but also the format. Since the subject of this week’s project is a podcast, I thought we ought to get creative and, as I say in the introduction, “turn the tables on the podcasters” and put them in the hot seat.

Also, I often urge agencies to break down their content into bite-size chunks. In order to model that length of content and, since there are so many nuggets of wisdom in this podcast, I decided to break out the questions into smaller, consumable chunks. Hopefully, this minor production effort will enable you to return to this blog post and get a quick dose of insight and inspiration from our colleagues at DoD. Well, enough of the written word, let’s listen to and learn from the producers of “Armed With Science.”

Introduction (1 min 55 secs)

What Were the Origins of the Show? (2 mins 25 secs)

Was There Any Resistance? (1 min 40 secs)

What is the Connection to the DoD Mission? (1 min 40 secs)

What Topics Have You Featured on the Show? (1 min 50 secs)

How Far in Advance Do You Schedule Shows? (55 secs)

What Are the Resources Required to Staff the Show? (2 mins 25 secs)

How Do You Measure Success? (3 mins 30 secs)

What’s Next on ArmedWithScience? (2 mins 20 secs)

What’s Next with Social Media and DoD in General? (2 mins 45 secs)

Do You Have Any Final Words of Wisdom? (2 mins 50 secs)

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John Ohab

Andy, Steve: Thanks for the opportunity. We really enjoyed the discussion and are honored to be a GovLoop Project of the Week. SCIENCE!

Matt: Dot Mil Docs is pretty darn cool. I CAN’T argue with that. Did you catch our show on substance abuse with Dr. Kilpatrick, Director of Strategic Communications at the Military Health System? It’s fantastic! Listen here.