Radio and Podcast Studies

Music, Audio, Radio and Sound Working Group webinar: "Routledge Companion to Radio and Podcast Studies"

This webinar took place on 16 November 2022.  See past webinars at IAMCR's Webinars Channel on Vimeo >>

This webinar celebrates the publication of the Routledge Companion to Radio and Podcast Studies. This book is a much-needed reference source for the expanding field of radio, audio, and podcast study, taking readers through a diverse range of essays examining core questions and key debates surrounding radio practices, technologies, industries, policies, resources, histories, and relationships with audiences.

The book’s global perspective acknowledges radio’s enduring affinity with the local, historical relationship to the national, and its unpredictably transnational reach. In its capacious understanding of what constitutes radio, this collection also recognizes the latent time-and-space shifting possibilities of radio broadcasting, and of the myriad ways for audio to come to us 'live.' 

The book brings together scholars from various parts of the world, both well-established and emerging scholars, to conceptualize this multidisciplinary field.

Sponsored by: Music, Audio, Radio and Sound Working Group, the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and the University of Tasmania.

Date & time:

16 November 2022 – 21h00 UTC/ 13h00 Los Angeles/ 16h00 New York / 21h00 London / 22h00 Paris
17 November 2022 – 00h00 Nairobi / 02h30 Kolkata/ 05h00 Beijing / 08h00 Melbourne / 10h00 Auckland

Launch by: David Hendy (Emeritus Professor, University of Sussex, UK)

Co-Editors: Mia Lindgren (Professor, University of Tasmania, Australia) and Jason Loviglio (Associate Professor, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA)


    • Tiziano Bonini (Associate Professor, University of Siena, Italy)
    • Christine Ehrick (Professor, University of Louisville, USA)
    • Bill Kirkpatrick (Assistant Professor, University of Winnipeg, Canada)
    • Urszula Doliwa, (Associate Professor, University of Warmia and Mazury, Poland)
    • Andy Kelleher Stuhl (PhD candidate, McGill University, Canada)

Description: The webinar will feature five invited speakers, each one an expert in a specific area of radio and podcasting studies research, representing each of the five sections of the edited collection, The Routledge Companion to Radio and Podcast Studies. Speakers will make brief remarks summarizing their work for the volume and connecting it to the larger themes and questions in their respective book sections. 

Location: The meeting will take place on Zoom. Pre-registered participants will receive personal invitations 24 hours before the webinar begins.

Who can participate: The webinar is open to all IAMCR members but space is restricted. A limited number of guests invitations may be available. Send an email with the subject "guest list for the MARS webinar" to to request to be added to the guest list.


About the series: The IAMCR Webinar Series aims to open-up channels for engagement and participation in addition to the annual conference, while echoing the great work that is done by Sections, Working Groups and IAMCR members. The series includes presentations, debates, book and project launches. The format is flexible, the connection is what matters. Join us!