As far as education goes, few applications offer as much potential as Audacity, a free and incredibly powerful sound editing software. In my journalism class, students use this software to produce and edit audio news segments. Sometimes, The Falconer produces podcast editorials to appeal to a wider community. My staff really enjoys showcasing high production value, but they understand that this also entails producing high quality content. My executive editor, Preston, has an extremely gifted voice, and I rely upon his talents to help instruct. He teaches how to properly speak into the microphone, when to pause between words, when to emphasize syllables, and, most importantly, how to breathe. Outside of student publications, Audacity also offers a host of uses. This semester, my government students learned the software to produce political radio advertisements during our unit on election campaigns. Several students went above and beyond, using more advanced Audacity features to create political talk shows. One person even figured out how to make it sound as if a caller had dialed-in on his cell phone. More than anything, this technology affords my students a medium to really show just how well they understand core material.