An Anchorage-based podcaster collects, records and produces discussions about important Alaska Native topics with the goal of indigenizing the podcast.
The podcast Coffee & Quaq -- the brain child of Alice Qannik Glenn -- starts with a simple phrase, “Radio check. Anybody copy?” In a recent episode, Glenn says the opening is a sendup to growing up in Utqiaġvik, Alaska, and listening to VHF radio. Users would often check to see if the radio was working using the phrase.
Now, that intro carries a new message: