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.

Podcast confessional: Punk and post-punk archiving, history and ‘afterlife’ conversations on the C86 Show

The emergence of podcasts in which hosts and musicians engage in historically contextualized conversations therefore presents an intriguing turn of events that will be of interest to punk and post-punk scholars. This article considers the possibilities of conversational podcasts via a discussion of the C86 Show, a popular UK-based podcast featuring interviews with punk, post-punk and indie musicians of the 1980s.

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.

Putting Forward Sustainability as a Model for Journalism Education and Training

African journalism practice presents unique opportunities and challenges that require journalists to be equipped with the necessary skills, knowledge, and values to engage in sustainable journalism. In the context of this submission, the present study investigates the current state of sustainable journalism in Africa. We examined data based on a syllabi analysis of journalism programs in Kenya, South Africa and Ghana to appraise what role sustainable journalism education and training could play in Africa.

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.