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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.