Wild Listening: Ecology of a Science Podcast

Barrios-O'Neill, Danielle (2018) Wild Listening: Ecology of a Science Podcast. In: Podcasting: New Aural Cultures and Digital Media. Palgrave Macmillan, London, UK, pp. 147-172. ISBN 978-3-319-90056-8

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Abstract / Summary

In recent years, there has been a growing area of research focused on points of convergence between scientific and humanities discourses, with methods of interpreting cultural products drawing increasingly on other disciplines and vice versa. Ecological readings of cultural materials would be included here, ecological not in the traditional sense of environmental criticism, but rather focused on the elements of network relations as they play out within the living systems of cultural works. This chapter will examine the ways in which podcasts can share structural and epistemological affinities with ecological processes, engaging the conversational science podcast Stuff to Blow Your Mind (STBYM) as a case study. I will argue that STBYM, known for its elegantly produced discourse around complex material, with episodes like ‘Meet Your Bacterial Masters’ and ‘The Habitable Epoch’, exemplifies a growing trend toward epistemologically complex methods of approach to cultural processes.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 978-3-319-90056-8
Subjects: Technology > Digital Works > Digital Artefact
Technology > Digital Works
Geography & Environment
Writing & Journalism > Creative Writing > Storytelling
Courses by Department: The School of Writing & Journalism > English & Writing
Depositing User: Danielle Barrios-O'Neill
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2018 12:40
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2022 16:29
URI: https://repository.falmouth.ac.uk/id/eprint/2970


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