The Grey Lit Café

Scholarly podcasts, with Mack Hagood

October 05, 2023 Mack Hagood Season 5 Episode 45
The Grey Lit Café
Scholarly podcasts, with Mack Hagood
Show Notes

Anthony Haynes writes: Nobody could accuse The Grey Lit Café of ignoring innovation in the communication of science and research! In fact, we're delighted to showcase innovative thinking, as in such episodes as 

- and shortly we'll be publishing an interview with Giovanni Salucci on his notion of 'the quality blog'.

Here, in an episode fizzing with intellectual excitement, Mack Hagood develops some innovative thinking on podcasting.

This episode

Why should scholarship be done aloud? And how should 'sonic' scholarship be done?

In pursuit of the answers to these questions, Mack Hagood (Associate Professor of Media and Communication at Miami University, Ohio) distinguishes between three types of podcast: 

  1. 'hi-fi, mid-register'; 
  2. 'lo-fi, high-register'
  3. the 'third way'  podcast - the form that Mack proposes as an alternative form to journal papers. 

In the process, Mack delves into the characteristics and the benefits of this new form.

References and links

Mack Hagood, 'The scholarly podcast: form and function in audio academia' in Jeremy Wade-Morris & Eric Hoyt, Saving new sounds: podcast preservation and historiography (University of Michigan, 2021).

Mack Hagood's sites include:

 The researcher mentioned at Cambridge Judge Business School is Pearl Phaovisaid.

The book on narrative is Shawn Callahan, Putting stories to work (Pepperberg Press, 2016).

Further listening

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  • Sound production: Bart Hallmark
  • Music: from Handel's Water
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