Neil Verma discusses how Serial host Sarah Koenig’s obsession was the real protagonist of the podcast’s first season, and how the new second season differs narratively and tonally because she tells the story without becoming a character in it.
Brian Fauteux inaugurates our “The Podcast Review” series with an analysis of The Only Music Podcast, a music podcast from Gothenburg, Sweden that offers a refreshing take on the music industries by critically engaging with bi-weekly topics.
Stephanie Sapienza, Project Manager at the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH), advocates for why the audio and paper materials of the National Association of Educational Broadcasters (NAEB)’s radio collection – housed at the University of Maryland and the University of Wisconsin-Madison – need to be integrated online to maximize their usefulness for academic research.
Brian DeShazor discusses the origins of Pacifica Radio and the archival radio series, “From the Vault.” The Pacifica Radio Archives was established in 1971 to house a collection of over 60,000 reel-to-reel tapes, representing the last half of the 20th century as experienced and reported on by Pacifica Radio.
As part of a forthcoming history of the radio feature Michele Hilmes shares her discovery of the supposedly lost Langston Hughes radio play, “The Man Who Went to War.”
Looking beyond the content of Michele Hilmes’s work to its structure and form, Shawn VanCour discusses the larger goals and techniques of Hilmesian historiography.
Laura Schnitker writes about the importance of saving college radio archives, as college stations have the built-in resources to both save their materials and provide public access to them.
Michele Hilmes’ legacy for radio and sound studies, broadcasting history, and cultural studies is clearly profound and prodigious, but her influence extends further, as well: this quintessential cultural historian is also a profound new media scholar.
In this seventh post in our “Honoring Hilmes” series, Jennifer Hyland Wang contends that Michele Hilmes’ greatest contribution to media history is her feminism, including her focus on the many women who operated in and around broadcasting as well as her mentorship of female graduate students.
Listen to “Radioed Voices,” a radio documentary/podcast paying tribute to media studies scholar and cultural historian Michele Hilmes on the occasion of her retirement.
In the first post in our “Honoring Hilmes” series, Bill Kirkpatrick argues that the quality of Michele Hilmes’ scholarship is undisputed, yet the example of her great work alone is not why Radio Studies is now thriving. It is also because Hilmes has done the (arguably much harder) work of field-building.
Bill Kirkpatrick continues our week-long series of reports from the SCMS 2015 conference. He argues that radio studies within SCMS is coming into its own, and the Society is better for it.
Alex Russo previews the radio oriented papers, workshops, and presentations at this week’s upcoming Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference in Montreal.