The New York Times raves that season two is “the most satisfying, coherent story arc of any [high school debate podcast].” TV Fanatic “didn’t think it would be possible to surpass season one, but season two is proving us wrong.” Muhaddisah Batool of In Real Life agrees that “Season two is 10 times more exciting than last season.”
OK, so none of that was actually written about The 3NR Podcast. But it might as well have been. The first episode of season two—recorded live in Atlanta on Wednesday night—is now available; it features the debut of Maggie Berthiaume, the Director of Debate at Chattahoochee High School and a member of the Executive Board of the National Debate Coaches’ Association. Maggie will hopefully be able to join us on a regular basis. We also have plans for several special guests to join us for an episode sometime this season to help bring new perspectives to our loyal listeners.
The debut of season two also provided us with an opportunity to get our proverbial house in order. To help keep things better organized, we have created a separate site to host our podcasts that includes a separate, podcast-only RSS feed. We will continue to post about each new episode here on the main site, but listeners that want to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes (or another program) should change to the new feed—it also includes all of the season one episodes, neatly-organized. The feed URL will soon be changed in the iTunes Music Store but for now users need to manually subscribe to the new feed in order to receive season two episodes.
If you would like to comment on the podcast—something we encourage you to do—please do so here and not on the podcast blog (commenting there is turned off). In particular, we issued several challenges to our listeners during this week’s podcast and are looking forward to seeing the response.
Hop on over to the podcast site, download the new episode, and avoid boredom for the next hour and a half. Happy listening!