Answered By: Julia Gunst
Last Updated: May 28, 2021     Views: 36

What is academic podcasting?

Podcasting emerged in 2004 as a method of delivering audio content in episodes through RSS feeds to computers or portable devices. While some consider it a new medium, others consider it a practice (Bottomley, 2015). Podcast shows develop their own consistent format and branding, much like a radio show. Podcast episodes are available for streaming or download from a variety of online platforms and the format can vary widely, from talk show style interviews to audio documentaries.

Academic podcasting is a way to communicate scholarly research to a broader audience. Listen to this podcast produced by H-NetExploring Academic Podcasting, to get an introduction to the relationship between podcasting and scholarship. Evaluating the academic rigour of podcasting is an ongoing process. Wilfred Laurier Press developed a scholarly open peer review for podcasting. Review their peer review questions to get a sense of how to evaluate the academic rigour of your podcast. 


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