“I’m a Public Health Professional Get Me Out of Here”
A new podcast service launched as an experiment by RHE Associate Pete Hill in December 2012, has become a major success. The weekly service has already picked up a big following and is now listed on iTunes.
No stranger to broadcasting, having spent 20 years as a freelance journalist alongside his career in Environmental Health, even Pete has been surprised by its success. “Podcasting has always been a form of media I wanted to bring to Public Health. To be honest I had no idea what the reaction would be but I’m delighted how its been well received, I try to keep the content light and accessible but with a serious message.”
The innovative approach which combines Pete’s love of comedy, his trials and tribulations as a fan of Barnet FC combined with insightful comment on Public Health issues, has produced an original mix which is now being followed by Health Professionals in the UK and all across the world as Pete explained. “The podcasts now go out weekly across the globe and we’ve got a keen international following.” Integration into the iTunes Store has also helped spread the message but Pete has no intentions of stopping there, “the possibilities are endless and in the next year I want to start taking the podcast on the road to get the views of some prominent Public Health experts which will hopefully add to the listening experience.”
You can download the latest edition of “I’m a Public Health Professional Get Me Out of Here” at http://jigsawpsph.