Topic: Star-forming regions

How they start from stars

The ionization process

What causes the color

How the process repeats


I used voice memos on the iPhone to record my voice (not very fancy, but I find it works)

I used sound trap to edit my audio. I struggled with it because I could not add a fade out at the beginning of an audio. I could only do a fade in. So I added the music twice for the beginning and end.

A link to how HII regions form. I did research on this topic for SSI and this is one of the reliable sources my professor and I found.

Glossy by Coma-Media was the song of choice.

In this podcast I will give a brief gist on how star forming regions are made. It starts with massive young stars with high energy emitting space dust. The energy from the stars then ionizes the hydrogen, sulfur and oxygen within the space dust. The region of ionized particles surrounding the stars is often called an HII region by astrophysicists or Stromgren spheres in theoretical physics. The ionization causes there to be more particles, which contributes to the expansion alongside the stars, pushing the region outward. The particles collide and cause photon emission, which is why star forming regions are so colorful. Eventually the dust collects and makes new stars and the process repeats in new star forming regions.

Flip-side Podcast

Flip-side Ep. 1

The podcast that I am hosting is called Flip-side and in it I discuss the unique history of pinball. The reason behind the name Flip-side is to play with the word flipper, as a flipper is piece on a pinball machine. In my podcast, I go over and analyze three important era’s in pinball history which are, the golden age of pinball, the downfall of pinball, and its revival era. Attached is the audio track to Flip-side.

About The Process

Making this podcast was fun, but it also wasn’t easy. For starters, choosing what to include and what not to include in my script for this podcast was a challenge. While I was able to get all of the basic information in about the history of pinball, there was some other tidbits I wish I could’ve added in but couldn’t due to having about a minute to talk. The software I used to edit and record my podcast was Soundtrap.com. My area of recording was in the vocal booth in the HCC located at The University of Mary Washington.


The two main sources I used when gathering information about my podcast were Pinball Pastimes and Betson Enterprises. What made these two sources reliable were the layouts of their website and connection to pinball. Both Pastimes and Betson had very professional looking website with an easy to navigate template within it where I was able to easily find information about both companies to see if they were legitimate. Both of these companies and website are legitimate and highly praised for what they do in their profession. What also reinforced the information that was founded in these two websites were their close ties to the arcade industries. Pinball Pastimes is a pinball museum which includes 66 free to play pinball machine games, while Betson Enterprises is one of the most dominant leaders in arcade sales and top suppliers of arcade equipment.

Intro/Outro Music

The intro and outro music I had in my podcast was a royalty-free song titled Straight by Benjamin Tissot.

Transcript of Podcast