Understanding why educational professionals engage with podcasts: Educational Podcasts Motivational Scale development and validation

Educational podcasts are gaining traction, but research on them is limited. This study analyzed the motivational factors driving educators to listen to and recommend educational podcasts through the Educational Podcasts Motivation Scale. Analyzing responses from 606 education professionals, the research identified five key motivational factors and validated the scale’s psychometric properties.

“Bones are life!” true-crime podcasting, self-promotion and the vernaculars of Instagram with Cult Liter

Social media engagement is becoming a significant part of true-crime fandom, providing spaces for true-crime fans to share their knowledge and obsessions. This article explores the storytelling techniques of the Cult Liter podcast and how the listeners engage with these stories on the associated Instagram account. Rather than engaging with the implications of violent crime, fans of Cult Liter on Instagram instead engage in self-promotion, like seeking behavior and in-group validation

Balancing Intimacy and Trust: Opportunities and Risks in Audio JournalismEdited by Mia Lindgren

The “Media and Communication” journal has announced a call for articles for its upcoming issue titled “Balancing Intimacy and Trust: Opportunities and Risks in Audio Journalism”. The issue will broadly explore the rapidly changing forms of audio journalism, including the rise of podcasting. Deadlines for abstract and article submissions are 1-15 March 2024, and 15-31 July 2024, respectively.

Media/culture journal issue on audio

The M/C Journal is inviting scholars for submissions on the transformation of audio and radio content in the cultural and technological era of the Internet. The focus is on how these changes have affected industries, communities, and individuals. The call is open to case studies, historical explorations, and topics like the dynamics between audio, radio, and sound, the role of audio in politics, and storytelling in audio formats.

Hooked on audio! Unveiling the secrets of podcast stickiness through social identity and uses and gratification theories

The study examined factors contributing to audience loyalty to podcasts, integrating social identity theory and uses and gratification theory. Results revealed that most creator characteristics and both entertaining and narrative nature of podcast content significantly influence audience loyalty. However, multitasking aspect of podcasts did not considerably affect audience stickiness. The findings offer insights into increasing audience loyalty in digital audio media.

How radio influences indigenous language podcasts in South Africa: A case study of Epokothweni and iLukuluku

The rise of indigenous language podcasts, like Epokothweni and iLukuluku, is changing the media game for black South Africans. These platforms tap into the country’s rich radio history, allowing historically marginalized communities to share stories and engage with socio-economic and scientific topics in a sector typically dominated by English-language media.

Ja’miezing’s Podcast Persona: Intertextual and Intercommunicative

The article analyzes the online persona of Australian comedy podcast, Ja’miezing by Chris Lilley, examining its unique features and practices. This study aims to understand the complex interaction between the podcast’s intertextual and intercommunicative aspects, including producers, hosts, characters, platforms, and audience. It underlines the need for further research into podcast personas as distinctive form of non-human online persona.