BTSD Debuts TigerTalk Podcast

BTSD Debuts Tiger Talk, A Monthly Podcast Hosted by Truman Student
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Bristol Township School District (BTSD) has recently launched Tiger Talk, a monthly podcast where students, staff and administrators discuss popular topics around the District. It is hosted by Josh Rosenthal, a senior at Harry S. Truman High School. 

Having released three episodes since its debut in October, Tiger Talk covers a variety of subjects that are relevant to BTSD, including discussions on how students have had to adjust in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tiger Talk is a podcast for the school district, by the school district, and it is available to listen to on Spotify.

“I am very excited and honored to be the inaugural host of this podcast,” said Rosenthal. “It’s my hope that this podcast will help amplify the voices of students and staff within our school district, as well as provide our guests with an outlet to openly express their thoughts and feelings about their education.”

On the first episode of Tiger Talk, Rosenthal discussed social and emotional learning with Audrey Flojo Colletti, the state and federal programs coordinator at BTSD. In the subsequent episode, he had a conversation with two students from Truman, junior Elaina Kaess and senior Ryan Vogt, about their opinions and concerns regarding virtual learning. As a continuation of that episode, Tiger Talk opened their platform up to submissions from students at the elementary and middle school level, resulting in a special episode that featured voices throughout the District.

Tiger Talk host Josh Rosenthal
“Being able to lead this podcast has been such a great experience,” said Rosenthal. “I’m glad that I can be a part of what will hopefully become a distinct aspect of the District in the future.”

Tiger Talk is an initiative between BTSD and The Communication Solutions Group, a Jenkintown-based strategic communications firm that has worked with the District since 2014. Rosenthal is an intern for the 2020-21 school year at The Communication Solutions Group, which is where his interviews are edited for each episode. 

“It’s particularly rewarding to be working with a student who resides in a school district that we represent, and to mentor him through this opportunity even though it is a virtual one,” said Leza Raffel, president at The Communication Solutions Group. “Josh is very talented and takes initiative, which are qualities that we look for in our high school interns.”

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