For Your Ears Only is an audio series of eight instalments that explores the distinctiveness of podcasting and its creative, literary and social potential.
Through interviews with the producers and executives, close listenings, and discussion, For Your Ears Only offers a fresh language for approaching the innovation and dynamism of podcasting. It also uses podcasting to probe larger media debates in areas such as: intimacy and media-facilitated empathy; new media editing, rhetorical devices and poetics; new media audience construction, fandom and social media integration; new media journalism ethics; cultural commitments to narrative; youth media and the charge of “narcissism”; and others.
The series is presented by Martin Spinelli, Senior Lecturer in the School of Media, Film & Music at the University of Sussex, and Lance Dann, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Media Studies at the University of Brighton.
Born out of interviews with producers of the most culturally significant podcasts to date (Welcome to Night Vale, Radiolab, Serial, We’re Alive, The Heart, The Truth, Love + Radio, My Dad Wrote A Porno, and others), For Your Ears Only examines why podcasting has become such a significant audio media revolution.
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