Parasocial Relationships with Podcast Hosts

  title={Parasocial Relationships with Podcast Hosts},
  author={Mikhaela Nadora},
This study is a deductive thematic analysis of podcast hosts’ attributes that explores how parasocial relationships (PSR) might be cultivated with listeners. I analyze five episodes of one podcast, Stuff You Should Know and use its transcriptions to code for themes of identification, conversation practices, and authenticity to suggest ways PSR is developed by the podcast’s hosts. Results found host behaviors suggest how listeners may react to them. The combination of the effect of social deixis… 

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