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Podcasting

New Aural Cultures and Digital Media

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Written in conjunction with a podcast series linked to the themes and analyses addressed in the book

  • Combines critical and practitioner perspectives to create a comprehensive introduction to podcasts and podcasting

  • The first extended work to focus on podcasting from a range of disciplinary approaches

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Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction: Podcasting and Podcasts—Parameters of a New Aural Culture

    • Dario Llinares, Neil Fox, Richard Berry
    Pages 1-13
  3. Wild Listening: Ecology of a Science Podcast

    • Danielle Barrios-O’Neill
    Pages 147-172
  4. The Podcast as an Intimate Bridging Medium

    • Lukasz Swiatek
    Pages 173-187
  5. Comedian Hosts and the Demotic Turn

    • Kathleen Collins
    Pages 227-250
  6. Using a Humour Podcast to Break Down Stigma Around Illness

    • Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt, Johanna Willstedt Buchholtz
    Pages 251-271
  7. An Interview with Richard Herring

    • Neil Fox
    Pages 299-308
  8. Back Matter

    Pages 309-316

About this book

Podcasting: New Aural Cultures and Digital Media is the first comprehensive interdisciplinary collection of academic research exploring the definition, status, practices and implications of podcasting through a Media and Cultural Studies lens. By bringing together research from experienced and early career academics alongside audio and creative practitioners, the chapters in this volume span a range of approaches in a timely reaction to podcasting’s zeitgeist moment.

In conceptualizing the podcast, the contributors examine its liminal status between the mechanics of ‘old’ and ‘new’ media and between differing production contexts, in addition to podcasting’s reliance on mainstream industrial structures whilst retaining an alternative, even outsider, sensibility. In the present tumult of online media discourse, the contributors frame podcasting as indicative of a ‘new aural culture’ emerging from an identifiable set of industrial, technological and cultural circumstances. The analyses in this collection offer a range of interpretations which begin to open avenues for further research into a distinct Podcast Studies.

Keywords

  • Podcasts and Podcasting
  • Digital Audio Productions
  • Podcast Production
  • Podcasting Infrastructure
  • Critical Podcast Studies

Reviews

“In Podcasting: New Aural Cultures and Digital Media, editors Dario Llinares, Neil Fox and Richard Berry offer an interdisciplinary collection that explores the topic of podcasting through a media and cultural studies lens. Kim Harding welcomes this scholarly introduction to an emerging area of enquiry that will hopefully open up avenues for deeper appreciation of this new aural culture.” (Kim Harding, LSE Review of Books, blogs.lse.ac.uk, February, 2019) ​ “Unique and original academic research asks the key questions. These include: How is podcasting different from radio? Does it constitute an industry? How does it relate to feminism? It is not an excuse to evangelise a new fashion in media praxis and reception. The analysis of the break-out US 2014 production, The Serial, is quite rightly critical. The authors bridge practice, theory and listening with outstanding creative and intellectual insight. How can podcasting achieve a new audio dramaturgy for producers and listeners? This is a new cultural phenomenon in digital media with so many dimensions of experience and communicative possibility. As the editors quite rightly acknowledge podcasting is an antidote to the ignorance ‘of instantaneous reaction, soundbite reductionism and anonymous mudslinging.” (Tim Crook, Head of Radio, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK)

Editors and Affiliations

  • School of Media, University of Brighton, Brighton, United Kingdom

    Dario Llinares

  • School of Film & Television, Falmouth University, Penryn Campus, Penryn, United Kingdom

    Neil Fox

  • Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries, University of Sunderland, Sunderland, United Kingdom

    Richard Berry

About the editors

Dario Llinares is Principal Lecturer in Contemporary Screen Media at the University of Brighton, UK. His current research focuses on the status and practice of cinema-going in the digital age. He is co-founder and co-host of the Cinematologists podcast.

Neil Fox is Senior Lecturer and Course Coordinator in Film at Falmouth University, UK. His debut feature film Wilderness played at over fifteen international festivals, winning eleven awards, including Best Screenplay. He is co-founder and co-host of the Cinematologists podcast.

Richard Berry is Senior Lecturer in Radio at the University of Sunderland, UK. His 2006 essay on podcasting, “Will iPod Kill the Radio Star?”, has become part of the foundation upon which subsequent studies of podcasting have been built.

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 29.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-90056-8
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 39.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)