This Is Your Warning : challenging the privileging of objectivity in serial-style podcasts
Siti Sarah Daud
Date of Issue2017-12-11
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
The field of podcasting studies has been throttled by an overwhelming focus on defining the medium, leading to overly general claims that treat podcasts as homogeneous whole. This paper seeks to expand the critical conversation surrounding the podcast by positioning WBEZ Chicago's Serial, Paul Bae and Terry Miles' The Black Tapes and Zack Ackers and Skip Bronkie’s Limetown form a distinctive genre of podcasts that join a larger tradition of works written by female investigators and journalists, aimed at challenging the privileging of objectivity.