Nick Capodice has been the cohost and coproducer of Civics 101 at NHPR for two years, where he has interviewed scholars on dozens of topics about how our government works and edited those interviews into a narrative podcast. He has presented at schools and conferences across the country on audio storytelling and firmly believes everyone out there should be making radio in their homes.
Prior to NHPR, Nick worked for many years at the Tenement Museum in the Lower East Side, where he led tours for the press, created digital exhibits, and trained educators on facilitated storytelling.Download Bio
A User's Guide to DemocracyHow America Works
Within this book are the keys to knowing what you’re talking about when you argue politics with the uncle you only see at Thanksgiving. It’s the book that sits on your desk for quick reference when the nightly news boggles your mind. This approachable and informative guide gives you the lowdown on everything from the three branches of government, to what you can actually do to make your vote count, to how our founding documents affect our daily lives. Now is the time to finally understand who does what, how they do it, and the best way to get them to listen to you.
Making a Podcast(it’s easier than you think!) In this talk, Nick demonstrates various free (or at least inexpensive) resources for creating audio in your own home. Attendees will leave with a basic understanding of audio editing and sound design, sites they use constantly in podcast creation, and tips for recording and editing interviews.
Why be Civically Engaged? Getting the most out of American democracy by understanding why and how it works and making it work for you