“You’ve Got to Censor Television, You Fools!”: Why the FCC Regulates Content on Radio and Broadcast TV

One of the things that first struck me when reading Jennifer Holt’s Empires of Entertainment was the key decision the federal government made about cable television in regards to regulation: to regulate it in the same manner as the print and film industries, rather than in the manner of broadcast television and radio. It’s an easy […]

Not all Urban Legends are Just Stories

Have you ever wondered about the stories and myths we hear all around us? The ones told to us as children or the ones that are spoken only in whispers. “If you see your doppelganger it’s a bad omen” , did you ever wonder about where the phrase “skeletons in the closet”  comes from? Well Just a […]

Are You A TruthSeekah?

While I am new to podcast listening, there seems to be endless possibilities for podcast topics including news, entertainment, and society. Podcasts provide a variety of ideas for individuals to tune in on while dually creating a community of listeners based around a particular interest. A podcast in particular that I found eye catching is […]

Podcast Does What Radio Can Never Do: Broadcast Porn

When Jamie Morton found out that his father was planning on self-publishing a poorly written pornographic novel, he did what any regular guy would do. He grabbed his two best friends, sat them down in his kitchen with a few microphones, and made a podcast. Little did he know that this podcast would later “amass […]

That’s a sporkful: A podcast for the eater

The political, social and environmental conditions under which people reside often determine how people relate to and consume food. By studying food, we learn about people. This is essentially the narrative of Dan Pashman’s podcast  “The Sporkful.”  Every Tuesday, Dan releases an average 35 minute podcast episode featuring a wide range of guests from neuroscientists […]

Finally, We Have A Pod To Save America

After years of feeling frustrated with the biased and unbalanced coverage of cable news, I was in desperate need for political content that is more honest and informative. Podcasts were exactly what I needed. Shows like the NPR Politics Podcast, Vox’s The Weeds, and the Slate Political Gabfest, provided the in-depth intellectual debate and the diversity […]

The Making of “How Did This Get Made?”

I am not a regular podcast listener. I find it somewhat awkward to listen to disembodied voices simply talking, even if I’m a fan of whoever those voices happen to be coming from. The length of podcasts tends to be a barrier for me;  it’s hard for my attention to be kept by something without […]