Podcasting: Considering the evolution of the medium and its association with the word ‘radio’

  title={Podcasting: Considering the evolution of the medium and its association with the word ‘radio’},
  author={Richard Berry},
  journal={The Radio Journal: International Studies in Broadcast and Audio Media},
  • Richard Berry
  • Published 1 April 2016
  • Art
  • The Radio Journal: International Studies in Broadcast and Audio Media
When evaluating any new medium or technology we often turn to the familiar as a point of reference. Podcasting was no different, drawing obvious comparisons with radio. While there are traits within all podcasts that are radiogenic, one must also consider whether such distinctions are beneficial to the medium. Indeed, one might argue that when one considers the manner in which podcasts are created and consumed then there is an increasing sense in which podcasting can present itself as a… 

Invisible audio: an analysis of the podcasts of Portuguese newspapers

Since the dawn of the internet, sound in journalistic content has assumed a secondary, ancillary role. Under-use of sound within the context of cyber-journalism has been recognised by academics and

Podcast e radiojornalismo: uma aproximação entre a mídia formal e as novas experiências de produção e escuta

: This paper correlates the historical formation of the radio journalism with the podcast, pointing at what are the institutionalized characteristics that remains in new practices and which ones must

Radio does not die on the air: Podcasting and on-demand broadcast strategies among speech-based radio stations

In recent decades, speech-based radio stations in Spain, whose programmes have been aimed at the general public, have transformed their on-demand content broadcasting strategy by incorporating audio

How to Podcast in Archaeology

ABSTRACT The problem for archaeologists doing public outreach could be that we do not know who our audience is. Marketing to just the public at large is an extremely broad approach filled with the

Independent podcasts on the Apple Podcast platform in the streaming era

110 Abstract Th is article investigates independent podcasts created outside traditional institutions (Markman, 2012) on the world’s largest podcast platform, Apple Podcasts, in the context of

Podcast Networks: Syndicating Production Culture

This chapter investigates the much overlooked aspect of podcast networks in contemporary US podcast production culture. Emerging networks bring together individual podcasts and their producers under

Inner Ears and Distant Worlds: Podcast Dramaturgy and the Theatre of the Mind

This chapter draws from phenomenology to argue that podcasts provide the opportunity for audio-dramaturgy to instigate a radical break with the limits placed on it by radio technology. It questions

Imagining An Ideal Podcast Listener

ABSTRACT Based on a close reading of the adult coloring book and listening party kit published to accompany NPR’s podcast Invisibilia, this article examines the ideal listener of, and the ideal mode

Podcasting marginalized history: Historica Canada’s world war podcast narratives and their audio archival considerations

This article is an examination of podcasts portraying marginalized and racialized Canadian lived experiences during the world wars. This research is a textual and auditory analysis of the historical

The Emergence of Native Podcasts in Journalism: Editorial Strategies and Business Opportunities in Latin America

This article analyses the state of the art of podcasting in the new digital landscape as well as the structures, editorial strategies, and business models of native podcasts launched in Latin America



The need for radio theory in the digital age

An argument for connecting old and new technologies in the authors' efforts to create a coherent field of radio studies is made, demonstrating not only that a global definition of the meanings and uses of ‘radio’ cannot be assigned, but also that new evolutions of “radiogenic” technologies should not be dismissed as being different from ‘Radio’ and therefore not a part of the remit of ’radio studies’.

The pursuit of authenticity on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast

One new technology, the podcast, has been especially instrumental as a site of expression for stand-up comics. One of the most popular of these podcasts is Marc Maron's WTF, which has over 350

Ten years of radio studies: the very idea

In the 10 years since the Radio Studies Network was founded, a substantial body of studies has been produced to address the neglect of radio as an area of study. Yet, this focus of attention runs the

All platforms considered: Contemporary radio and transmedia engagement

How existing transmedia theories can contribute to the understanding of these new radio practices and also how radio-originated cross-media productions might challenge some of the ingrained assumptions the authors have about transmedia engagement are considered.

Podcasting, Welcome to Night Vale, and the Revival of Radio Drama

This article takes the surrealist fictionalized talk radio-style podcast Welcome to Night Vale (2012–Present; WNV) as a case study of the revival of the mid-twentieth century radio drama form. With

Urban Headphone Listening and the Situational Fit of Music, Radio and Podcasting

Many people wear headphones during movement through their city, and they listen to a variety of sound genres like music, talk, lectures, etc. This study focuses on the pedestrian headphone listener

Podcasting and its Apps: Software, Sound, and the Interfaces of Digital Audio

This research explores how podcast apps promote new instances of listening, arguing that podcatchers reconfigure relationships between listeners and producers, and are also ultimately people-catchers that attempt to aggregate listeners in a fragmented media environment.

Why Pod? Further Explorations of the Motivations for Independent Podcasting

This article presents the results of a follow-up study examining the motivations of independent podcasters. Results from a web-based survey found that podcasting continues to be dominated by

'This Australian life': the Americanisation of radio storytelling in Australia

This article explores the impact of US storytelling forms on the radio documentary genre in Australia. Building on Lindgren and McHugh's (2013) article outlining emerging trends in radio documentary

Listening In: Building a Profile of Podcast Users and Analyzing Their Political Participation

ABSTRACT Past research has shown that Internet use for news leads to increased political participation levels, both offline and online. Other forms of digital and user-generated media such as blogs