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SMM New Project: Podcast

Yogyakarta (28/05/2021) -Valerianus Yudhistira Aldi Nugroho (184214043), Chief of String Movie Maniac (SMM) said, “We made podcast to replace fraternity night and weekly movie night program. We chose podcasts because it can be adapted to the current situation.” In addition, SMM also chose to make podcasts because it is simpler than making a YouTube video, accessible to anyone, and because there is indeed hype among young people. Through this podcast, Yudhis hopes that SMM members can share their opinions about movies with certain genres and also build more intimacy between members.

Currently, the podcast is managed by Film-making Division. In fact, the Film-making Division was in charge of filmmaking, but for a while the job shifted to podcast making. In addition, SMM members did not have the chance to adjust the current division because the shift of lectures from offline to online was quite sudden.

This podcast is published on SMM’s Spotify every 2 weeks. The link is Until now, there have been 5 podcast episodes that have been posted on different topics. Podcast topics are determined from the film genre and the Filmmaking Division can determine the topic for each episode. “There are about 5 episodes. Topic of the first episode was romantic movie because it coincided with Valentine. For the second episode, the topic was fantasy, the third episode was thriller, the fourth episode was Sci-Fi, and the last one was Horror.” said Yudhis. The podcast itself was temporarily paused by the staffs because it coincided with the midterm exam.

String Movie Maniac does not target this podcast for certain circles. Podcasts that contain movie reviews are intended for the general public. However, for now, this podcast is still spread among students of English Literature at Sanata Dharma University only. Yudhis hopes in the future, this podcast can be heard by the wider community as well. Promotion of the podcast itself, Yudhis as the chief said that the plan will be carried out regularly through Instagram by all SMM administrators so that it can be distributed properly to the general public.

Because this podcast has not been distributed to the general public, the listener response itself is still not optimal. Yudhis also added, “Maybe because we use English too, sometimes it is still stiff and the delivery of the content is still lacking.” In addition, because lectures are still running online due to the pandemic, monitoring the program is also more difficult than offline.

Yudhis as the Chief of String Movie Maniac for the 2020/2021 period also hopes that this podcast will continue until the next stewardship period, and they can make new division in charge of managing podcasts. For his own stewardship period, he has a goal of publishing 12 podcast episodes and is now moving on to the sixth podcast which will be uploaded in the fourth week of June. “For my period, I’m targeting 10-12 episodes. I also hope this podcast will continue, he further added, this plan also depends on the new chairman. If this continues, hopefully a special division can be formed which handles podcasts.” he closed.


Reporter: Nathaniel Alvino R. Prima 

Writer: Theresia Paskah Prastiti 

Editor: Michael Tan

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