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Podcasting

New Aural Cultures and Digital Media

Editors: Llinares, Dario, Fox, Neil, Berry, Richard (Eds.)

  • 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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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.

About the authors

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.

Reviews

“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)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction: Podcasting and Podcasts—Parameters of a New Aural Culture

    Llinares, Dario (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • ‘Just Because You Play a Guitar and Are from Nashville Doesn’t Mean You Are a Country Singer’: The Emergence of Medium Identities in Podcasting

    Berry, Richard

    Pages 15-33

  • Podcast Movement: Aspirational Labour and the Formalisation of Podcasting as a Cultural Industry

    Sullivan, John L.

    Pages 35-56

  • Podcast Networks: Syndicating Production Culture

    Heeremans, Lieven

    Pages 57-79

  • ‘I Know What a Podcast Is’: Post-Serial Fiction and Podcast Media Identity

    Hancock, Danielle (et al.)

    Pages 81-105

Buy this book

eBook $24.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-90056-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $34.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-90055-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Podcasting
Book Subtitle
New Aural Cultures and Digital Media
Editors
  • Dario Llinares
  • Neil Fox
  • Richard Berry
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-90056-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-90056-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-90055-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 316
Number of Illustrations
3 illustrations in colour
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