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The Dispatch Podcast

The Dispatch Podcast

By The Dispatch Podcast
Hosted, edited, and written entirely by students, The Dispatch Podcast is an educational interview based podcast, featuring and centered around student lives at Bowie High School in Austin Texas.
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The significance of favorite foods
Podcasters Colin Barnes and Rachel Maddox ask student questions all related to food and the significance of finding foods you enjoy. 
January 27, 2022
Previous student becomes new culinary teacher
Podcaster Rachel Maddox interviews new culinary teacher, Kathryn Mayo, about what it is like being back on campus as a teacher.
January 25, 2022
Inside Look Of Halo
Podcaster Colin Barnes dives deep into the new hit, Halo. 
December 14, 2021
2021 Halloween Costume Predictions
Junior Colin Barnes describes how Halloween will look this year and the kinds of costumes that he predicts will be popular. 
October 07, 2021
The Dispatch Podcast: Season 3 Episode 2
Junior Rachel Maddox interviews the new culinary teacher about her first year on campus. 
September 23, 2021
The Dispatch Podcast: Season 3 Episode 1
As the school year begins back in-person, Colin Barnes explains the new trends happening in schools across the United States. 
September 16, 2021
Episode 39 | Crocheting
Hosted by Rachel Maddox. 
May 14, 2021
Episode 38 | HBO Max
Hosted by Colin Barnes. 
May 05, 2021
Episode 37 | Marvel Updates
Hosted by Rachel Maddox. 
April 10, 2021
Episode 36 | March in detail
Host Colin Barnes reviews the events and details that have occurred in March. 
March 29, 2021
Episode 35 | COVID-19 Anniversary
 As the one year anniversary of COVID-19 approaches, host Rachel Maddox reviews the trends of the years. 
March 13, 2021
Episode 34 | Volunteer Opportunities in Austin
Hosted by Rachel Maddox. 
February 26, 2021
Episode 33 | Joe Biden's Presidency
Hosted by Colin Barnes. 
February 25, 2021
Episode 32 | Orchestra during a pandemic
Hosted by Rachel Maddox. 
January 23, 2021
Episode 31 | Recap of 2020 and preview of 2021
Recap of 2020 and preview of 2021 by Colin Barnes
January 16, 2021
Episode 30 | Staying safe during the holiday season
Host Rachel Maddox explains ways people can celebrate the holidays but still stay safe during the pandemic. 
December 06, 2020
Episode 29 | The Return of the Animaniacs; a discussion on reboot culture
The Return of the Animaniacs; a discussion on reboot culture
November 30, 2020
Episode 28 | Living in a Pandemic and the 2020 Election
As the 2020 election comes to a close, The Dispatch Podcast covers the election and experiencing online school due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hosted by Colin Barnes. 
November 10, 2020
Episode 27 | Halloween during a pandemic
Hosted by Rachel Maddox. 
October 31, 2020
Episode 26 | Bowie Idol Gets Creative
As the 2019-2020 school year comes to a close, The Dispatch Podcast is back to shine some light on the senior experience in quarantine, with senior Ava Nielsen and her Bowie Idol winning performance of "Bohemian Rhapsody". Hosted by junior Austin Civatte.
May 23, 2020
Episode 25 | Bringing Pizzazz to Mr. Bulldog
In episode 25, senior and 2020's Mr. Bulldog Eric Larson sits down to talk about what the annual competition means to him, his feelings on winning, and the process of perfecting his talent for the judges. Hosted by junior Austin Civatte
February 22, 2020
Episode 24 | Dancing, and Everything in Between
In episode 24, junior Tayah Savoy discusses her heavy involvement with the Bowie dance department, including student teaching one of the dance classes, and choreographing many numbers for both the Bowie musicals and the Musical Theatre class. Hosted by junior Austin Civatte
February 08, 2020
Episode 23 | Big Fish Shenanigans
In episode 23, Juniors Rohith Chindalore and Aiden Garcia discuss their roles in Bowie's 2020 Musical, Big Fish.  Hosted by junior Austin Civatte
January 30, 2020
Episode 22 | 28 Days in Disneyland
In episode 22, podcast host junior Austin Civatte sits down with sophomore Lindsay Dahl to discuss her and her family's longstanding and repeated tradition of attending Disney Land every chance they get. They talk Disney conspiracies, favorite attractions, and pro-tips for future attendees. 
December 07, 2019
Episode 21 | Slight of Hand Fame
In episode 21, podcast host Austin Civatte sits down with sophomore and viral magician Zack Ladden to discuss his recent fame, and how his odd hobby came to be. You can follow Ladden on Instagram to see his tricks up close: @zackladden
November 23, 2019
Episode 20 | Filling Big Shoes
In episode 20, podcast host Austin Civatte sits down with junior and varsity football player Blake Guerra to discuss the highs, lows, and special moments in between this years football season.  *DISCLAIMER* New audio equipment and upgraded facilities have lead to some unforeseen audio glitches during this episode, but these problems will soon be remedied as our team irons out the kinks, to deliver a more polished and clean product.
November 16, 2019
Episode 19 | An A/B Schedule
In episode 19, podcast host Austin Civatte sits down with senior and student cabaret director Anika Scoma, to discuss the start to finish process of directing the annual choir spectacle.
November 08, 2019
Episode 18 | A Night To Remember
In episode 18, podcast host Austin Civatte sits down with seniors and student council members James Hayek and Cole Vavasour to discuss all the behind the scenes with how they planned and put together Bowie's 2019 Homecoming Dance. 
November 04, 2019
Episode 17 | 10,000 Hours
In episode 17, host Austin Civatte sits down with junior Alina Watson to discuss her ambitious long-standing project: recording her own album, full of original music.
October 12, 2019
Episode 16 | "An I Oop"
In episode 16 of The Dispatch Podcast, host Junior Austin Civatte sits down with two students profound in TikTok and VSCO, two new social media trends and stereotypes that have taken the Bowie campus by storm. Sophomore and self proclaimed VSCO girl Camilla Cooper, and frequent TikTok user Kaia Pierce talk what the new apps represent, and what it means for the future of social media influencers. 
October 04, 2019
Episode 15 | Programming Made Easy
In episode 15, senior Carlos Alfaro talks with us about the brand new Bowie High School Programming Club. The club will meet every Wednesday after school in G108, and teach students the basics of programming games and apps for computers, phones, and VR. Hosted by Junior Austin Civatte.
September 27, 2019
Episode 14 | New Musical Challenges
In episode 14, the second episode of season two, juniors Haley Pousson and Connor Russel talk briefly about this years Musical Theatre class production of Into The Woods, and how it allowed for them to grow as actors and performers. 
September 20, 2019
Episode 13 | Survival Guide
In the first episode of season two, seniors Abbas Akhtar and Katie Cole discuss their best advice for incoming freshman surviving their first year at Bowie. Hosted by Junior Austin Civatte
September 13, 2019
Episode 12 | Presidential Debate
In episode 12, podcast host Austin Civatte discusses the views of a large majority of students running for 2020 Student Council positions. Each candidate has been asked what they would do to raise awareness for what they believe are the schools most pressing issues, so that students can better understand who they're voting for. Look out for more information on each candidate on @jbhs_dispatch on instagram. All music used in this episode is 100% royalty free
May 12, 2019
Episode 11 | The Silver Star Grind
In episode eleven, Silver Star Captain Kristen Hauck, and Junior Lieutenant Jade Fattouh talk the 2019 Silver Star dance Spring Show, and their overall experiences as a Silver Star throughout the years.
May 03, 2019
Episode 10 | Spitting Rhymes Like Dr Seuss
In episode 10, podcast host sophomore Austin Civatte sits down with some of the students in charge of the publication of the 2019 BHS Literary Magazine, "Odyssey". This yearly magazine is full of poems, short stories, and essays written entirely by students. Recounting the struggles of putting it all together, Editor in Cheif Emily Breech, Managing Editor Jasmine Loomis, and Senior Editor Amy Shreeve talk the do's and don'ts of poetry, and what to expect when cracking open a copy of this years "Odyssey". Available with Ms Rolfe in room A210 for $5.
April 26, 2019
Episode 9 | All Out War
In episode nine, podcast host sophomore Austin Civatte sits down with the creators of Bowie's latest viral competition: Nerf Gun Battle Royale. Discussing everything from their social media explosion to avoiding potential quarrels with the TSA, juniors Teagan Lopez and Riley McIntyre recount their experiences with running this massive event.
April 19, 2019
Episode 8 | Blooper Reel
In today's mini episode of The Dispatch Podcast, we have edited together some of the funniest screw ups and mishaps from the last seven episodes. Due to testing happening all over campus, this weeks episode is shorter than normal, but we will return next week in our standard length episodes. Students featured: Seniors Luke Evans, Faith Winkley, Ben Harmon, Angel Estrada, Kaitlyn McCain, and Belle Sanders, Juniors Anna Smiley and Chris Lamm, and Sophomores Jaden Davis and Macy Stewart. Hosted by Sophomore Austin Civatte, all music used with permission
April 12, 2019
Episode 7 | "Could I Borrow a 'Foivah"
In episode seven, podcast host Austin Civatte sits down with the winners of the 2019 Bowie Idol competition, seniors Angel Estrada, Belle Sanders, and Katelyn McCain. Known as "The Fivers" this tightly-knit group of friends discusses the process of work shopping their song, the reasoning behind the groups name, and their reactions to becoming 2019s Bowie Idols.
April 05, 2019
Episode 6 | Screaming at Seven Year-Olds
In episode six, host sophomore Austin Civatte takes a look into the weird and wonderful world of working as a scare actor for haunted house chain "House of Torment", with guest senior Isabel Christie
March 29, 2019
Episode 5 | The Meta Episode
In episode five, host sophomore Austin Civatte interviews himself, as he discusses himself, his experiences with the podcast, and the future of the podcast.
March 22, 2019
Episode 4 | The Hottest Founding Father
In today's rather laid back episode, host Sophomore Austin Civatte takes a look into the humorous experiences of Bowies Comedy Club - from wacky improv games to some questionable comedic censorship. Guests senior Ben Harmon, Junior Chris Lamm, and Sophomore Macy Stewart.
March 08, 2019
Episode 3 | $100 Worth of Cookies
In episode three, girl scout troupe members senior Catherine Classen and Junior Elizabeth Cluchey discuss the process of selling girl scout cookies each year, and what being a girl scout entails. All music used with permission Host sophomore Austin Civatte
March 01, 2019
Episode 2│Showered in Confetti
In episode two, guests Cade Blagdan, Peyton Ludemann, and Stephen Achilles dive into their experiences with the 24th Annual Mr Bulldog competition. Hosted by Sophomore Austin Civatte all music used with permission
February 22, 2019
Episode 1 | Massive Makeout
In the first episode of The Dispatch Podcast, we pull back the curtain on the JBHS 2019 musical Mamma Mia with cast members Senior Luke Evans, Juniors Anna Smiley and Faith Winkley, and Sophomore Jaden Davis. Hosted by Sophomore Austin Civatte all music used with permission
February 15, 2019