The Alarmist: WHO IS TO BLAME?

When I first find out what podcasts were, I was not very attracted by the idea. Ever since I was young and had no other option but to listen to the radio, my least favorite thing to hear to was radio hosts talking and discussing about different topics. Therefore, when I first heard that those […]

ESPN: First Take with Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman

Ashraya Sapkota The First take podcast airs on ESPN radio. It is a sports debate podcast hosted by Molly Querim, Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman. Stephen A Smith who has emerged as the face of ESPN recently has brought the show and podcast great attention. The show averages 400,000 to 500,000 daily viewers. Breaking […]

True Crime Podcast : Generation Why

18,411 subscribers. The Generation Why Podcast released its first episode in 2012 and pioneered the true crime genre in the podcasting world. The New Yorker claimed that podcasting was ‘humanising the news’ (Larson 2015). Larson (2015) further suggested that podcasting-as-audio-storytelling occupied a post-public radio space in the United States: ‘Creators of podcasts, which are largely […]

Sardonicast: A Film Lover’s Podcast

In the film reviewing community, podcasting is becoming an increasingly popular format to connect with audiences. Film reviews have had a long history, originating as published articles in newspapers and magazines. Eventually it evolved into shows like Siskel and Ebert, where two published film critics talked in front of a camera and reviewed new movies […]

The World of James Bond

Thirty-nine novels, twenty-four films, and many lead actors later, James Bond has remained an iconic figure in pop culture since his conception in 1953 by writer Ian Fleming. Drawing from his own experience as a former naval intelligence officer, Fleming first presented the world of James Bond with the novel Casino Royale. After the books […]

Where Does The Star Wars Universe End?

The canon of the Star Wars universe is so vast, in depth, and ever expanding that there is an employee at Lucasfilm whose sole job is to uphold the consistency of all Star Wars content developed. This employee is Leland Chee and he is the creator and keeper of ‘the Holocron‘: a continuity database that […]

The Hunger Games: A Showcase of Young Adult Anxieties

The media interests of those belonging to the young adult demographic have a tendency to appeal with the ethos, pathos, and logos associated with the generation of that age category. We see this within the trending smart phone applications, the binge-worthy Netflix series, and the films that actually get a 15-year-old Fortnite player out of […]