But First, A Word from Our Sponsor: Engagement with Podcasts and their Advertising

e examine various podcast engagement types, usage, and advertising engagement to see how these constructs are related. Globally, we find different engagement experiences are associated with both positive and negative outcomes for advertising engagement, regular usage is associated with less ad interference, and certain engagement experiences are associated with more regular podcast usage

From the political to the personal: Constructing politicians’ biographies in the Nick Robinson podcast ‘Political Thinking’

Political podcasts have captured a global audience and emerged as an important inno- vation space in journalism. One of the most popular formats is the ‘extended interview podcast’. This study employs conversation analysis to examine how this format has been used to facilitate more personal and informal encounters between journalists and pol- iticians who are usually associated with the accountability news interview. BBC Radio 4’s podcast ‘Political Thinking with Nick Robinson’ is used as a case study.

Joe Rogan v. Spotify: Platformization and worlds colliding

In 2020, Spotify acquired exclusive rights to “The Joe Rogan Experience,” escalating its podcast market presence. Rogan’s contentious content, especially during the COVID-19 debate, led to internal and external conflicts, highlighted by Neil Young’s ultimatum in 2022. This acquisition exemplifies the collision between traditional music and podcast publishing, placing Spotify in a complex role within media platformization and regulation, as discussed in Terje Colbjørnsen’s paper on the subject.

Education Through Podcasting 2024 Conference

The Education through Podcasting (EPOD) 2024 Conference will take place on June 19-20, 2024 in London. It will offer a platform for academics, researchers, and practitioners to discuss the use of podcasts in teaching, learning, and training. The event will cover various topics, from audio developments to intellectual property in educational podcasting. Abstract submissions are due by February 2, 2024.