Wiki Movimento Brasil launches podcast with dialogues on free knowledge and social transformation

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The first season of the Sopa Wiki podcast has five episodes that will be released every two weeks

Wiki Movimento Brasil’s podcast, Sopa Wiki, debuted on October 19, in celebration of the organization’s 10th anniversary. The podcast, which will be released every two weeks, covers topics related to free knowledge, the democratization of knowledge and social transformation.

Valéria Rezende, Wiki Movimento Brasil’s communications manager, pointed out that the creation of the podcast involved immersion in the organization’s strategy, analysing the action verbs of each axis and seeking to create a document that facilitated understanding. In addition, the selection of guests considered criteria such as gender and color, in order to bring more plurality to the topics covered in the podcast.

“It was a real immersion in the organization’s strategy. We looked at the action verbs for each axis, what would be good storytelling to explain the strategy we had set ourselves and we tried our best to create a document that would facilitate understanding,” Valéria said.

The organization applied participatory methodologies to deepen the understanding of WMB’s work and make it clear to the public who are getting to know the organization through the podcast.

From the creation of the name and the participation of guests, the entire podcast was developed with the Wiki community in mind. Beyond dialoguing with the community, Sopa Wiki wants to explain more about the impact of free knowledge.

“WMB’s mission is to reach more people collaborating for the #causeoffreeknowledge, but first of all, we need to explain to people the impact of this kind of work. The aim of Sopa Wiki is to open up these new conversations. We want to talk more about free knowledge, its impact and how society as a whole can benefit from it,” says Valéria.

Have you ever wanted to understand more about what free knowledge has to do with inequality and how it can be a tool to act against knowledge that has been marginalized in history?

There are several ways in which free knowledge can be used to achieve these goals.
To endorse this whole explanation, Wiki Soup was created: a plate full of free knowledge! It’s the Wiki Movimento Brasil podcast for the community.

It features conversations with different people who are active and have stories of impact and how free knowledge has contributed to social transformation every day.

“Using participatory methodologies both to unravel the themes of the podcast and to define what the name of this product would be, reinforces the organization’s commitment to collaboration, mutual sharing and the multiple voices we represent,” added Valéria.

For this first season, we invited people who are partners in the cause and who have experienced in practice examples of projects that are directly related to the organization’s commitment to free knowledge.

“The podcast exercise has led us to learn about the materialization of free knowledge – how can it be explained, what tangible examples and metaphors and real cases can we use to simplify understanding? And from these provocations we’ve learned that WMB’s communicational activity is largely based on simplifying and exemplifying. That’s because our themes are very deep, but they are still not very popular with people. Simplifying and exemplifying helps people who navigate outside our contexts to understand our impacts more closely,” concludes communications manager Valéria Rezende.

Sopa Wiki

The first season of the podcast brings together special guests who chat about free knowledge tools and social impact, in episodes broadcast every two weeks.

Sopa Wiki is an initiative of Wiki Movimento Brasil, produced by Rádio Tertúlia, and available on Wikimedia Commons and on the streaming platforms YouTube, Spotify, Deezer, Amazon Music, Castbox and Apple Podcasts.

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