Wondering Aloud: Can (How Can) Podcasts Actually Be Understood as Scholarly Work?
This panel explores the affordances of the podcast not only in terms of the scholarly work a podcast can do--explain ideas, present scholarly work, etc., but in terms of whether or not a podcast could be considered to be scholarly. In other words, the speakers of this panel intend to wonder about the scholarly potential of the podcast not just in terms of the content, but with respect to the form. First, speaker one assesses the landscape of podcasts in order to suggest a taxonomy to frame rhetorical practices in this audio form. Then, speaker two focuses on delivery and circulation in order to argue that podcast production is a scholarly endeavor. Finally, speaker three explores the vox pop form and articulates the affordances serialization provides in making visible the scholarly value of creative processes as research methodology.