The Podcast “Chitlin' Circuit”: Black Podcasters, Alternative Media, and Audio Enclaves

  title={The Podcast “Chitlin' Circuit”: Black Podcasters, Alternative Media, and Audio Enclaves},
  author={Sarah Florini},
  journal={Journal of Radio \& Audio Media},
  pages={209 - 219}
  • Sarah Florini
  • Published 3 July 2015
  • History
  • Journal of Radio & Audio Media
This article explores how an informal network of Black podcasters, some of whom refer to themselves as the “Chitlin' Circuit” or “urban podcasters,” functions as a contemporary digital iteration of enclaved Black social spaces. The conversational nature of these podcasts and their use of Black American cultural commonplaces, combined with the intimate qualities of radio-style audio, reproduce a sense of being in Black social spaces such as the barber/beauty shop or church. Mobile technologies… 
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