68. On a Country Road with Andrew McLuhan

Andrew is a writer, poet and media educator, as well as the founder of the McLuhan Institute. He also happens to be the descendant of renowned media ecologists Marshall and Eric McLuhan. In this episode, he kindly joins me to discuss his work at the institute, what motivates him to write, how we can slow down our digital lives and what it means to continue (and challenge) family tradition.

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Introducing Andrew — 00:00

Continuing the Tradition — 06:50

Outside Academia — 17:04

Written Matter — 28:41

Letters and Postcards — 50:08

Winnipigeon — 55:59

67. Podcasting on Podcasting with Dr. Dario Llinares

I’m joined by Dario to talk about his background in film research (and now audio), along with the art of academic podcasting and why the podcast as a medium has a propensity to talk about itself.

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Introducing Dario — 00:00

Academic Podcasting — 05:07

Modes — 14:21

Podcasts on Podcasts — 17:10

Digital Archives — 26:37

Dario’s Outlook — 28:04

66. An Aca-fan Moment with Anne Korfmacher

Anne is a PhD student who is investigating what she calls ‘fan commentary’ podcasts. She tells the story of how she started listening to them, what appealed to her about undertaking higher research on the topic and what it means to be a fan.

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Getting into Podcasts 00:00

Defining Fandom 08:40

From Fan to Aca-fan 12:30

Choosing Case Studies 20:51

Analysing Audio 28:36

Identity and Habits as a Listener 32:49

Thoughts on Podcast Discovery 41:44

The PhD Journey Ahead 45:23