The relationship between environmental context and attentional engagement in podcast listening experiences

A study of 264 podcast listeners shows that environmental context affects a listener’s engagement with podcasts. Five contextual elements were identified: outdoors, indoors & at home, evenings, soundscape & at work, and exercise. Particularly, some listeners use podcasts to mask distracting sounds around them. This finding offers valuable insights for podcasters and researchers about object-based and personalized media.

“I just couldn’t cope with it, you know? I just couldn’t believe that she was gone”: The Portrayal of Co-victims’ Grief in True Crime Podcasts about Missing (but Presumed Killed) Women

True crime, a subset of crime-focused media that turns real cases into entertainment for the public’s consumption, regularly features co-victims within their narratives. To our knowledge, no studies have examined how co-victims (i.e., family members and friends of the victims and/or perpetrators) of intimate partner violence are portrayed