Anne-Fleur Andrle is the creator and author of several podcasts of personal accounts and audio documentaries. She has been living in the United States since 2011 and has been producing podcasts for various media and institutions since January 2021. With over 500 episodes of podcasts to her name, this former UTC student naturally came up with the idea of a podcast for the UTC’s 50th anniversary.
Anne-Fleur Andrle is a graduate of UTC, 2012 with a degree majoring in Biological Engineering, Biomechanics and Biomaterials, is now a podcast producer after retraining in 2019, following a podcast project carried out with her employer at the time, MIT, Boston. Since then, she has produced numerous podcasts for various institutions, including the French government and the CNRS.
“When I heard about UTC’s 50th anniversary, I got in touch with UTC’s Communications Department to suggest the idea of a podcast. We worked together on this project for almost a year. It was a real collaborative effort to tell the story of UTC’s 50 years through the testimonies of current and former students, professors, researchers, administrative staff and other agents, in five episodes that tell what UTC is, without trying to be exhaustive,” explains the producer and director. The result is a total of five twenty-minute podcasts on the school’s values, its commitment to the future of the planet, its behind-the-scenes work, its local and international roots, as well as the UTC’s uniqueness, its DNA, its educational innovations and its research.
Keeping in touch with the UTC
I discovered the world of sound in 2008 during my studies at UTC during a course on democracy. I got in touch with the local radio station Graf’hit, which is based on UTC campus, where I was able to do a column on Jean-Noël Moreau’s programme. That was my debut in audio. It was a real revelation for me,” confides Anne-Fleur, who more than loved this highly formative experience, which she was able to continue throughout her studies at UTC. She even chaired the radio station’s board of directors during her final year. “For me, a podcast is an intimate medium where you only talk to the listener. The listener is in their own bubble, in a special relationship over a long period of time. Yes, you have the time to tell a real story with the power of your voice. I hope that these podcasts will also enable students to keep in touch and remain attached to the UTC in this way too. I’m extremely proud to have been able to be part of this project and I can’t wait for everyone to be able to discover these podcasts, which are available on all the dedicated platforms and at the exhibition organised by the Communications Department,” concludes Anne-Fleur, for whom this is a fine way of bringing her UTC career full circle, having learned so much more than just how to be an engineer on a day-today basis.