Aca-Media is a monthly podcast sponsored by the Society for Cinema and Media Studies that presents an academic perspective on media. Hosts Christine Becker and Michael Kackman explore current scholarship, issues in the media industries, questions in pedagogy, professional development, and events in the world of media studies. Questions and comments can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ep. 63: That's Not Funny! The Right-Wing Comedy Complex
A deep dive into the right-wing comedy complex, from Joe Rogan to people you've never heard of.
Presenting the Past, Ep. 9: PBS NewsHour with Judy Woodruff and Annette Miller
A conversation about the history of the PBS NewsHour with Judy Woodruff and Annette Miller
Presenting the Past Ep. 8: In Black America with John L. Hanson, Jr.
The eighth episode of “Presenting the Past” features John L. Hanson, Jr., producer and host since 1981 of the nationally syndicated radio and podcast interview series In Black America at KUT Radio in Austin, Texas. In 2019, KUT received a Recordings at Risk grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) to digitize, preserve and make available in the AAPB 745 episodes of the series. In Black America, which began in 1970 and continues to be broadcast weekly, features hundreds of interviews with influential members of the black community in conversation about issues and topics pertaining to Black America, including education, style, economics, social issues, families, culture, literature, and politics. In this episode, Hanson talks about his long career in radio and his work as producer and host of the series.
Ep. 62: Cinema Is a Cat
It’s the film studies textbook you’ve been waiting for: Cinema is a Cat, which teaches film theory, language, and history using examples of cats in movies. Frank Mondelli talks with author Daisuke Miyao about the book, its inspiration, some of his favorite movie cats, and what dogs might have to say about all this.
Aca-Media Ep. 61: Interview with Outgoing SCMS President Paula Massood
Interview with Paula Massood, discussion of the move to a virtual SCMS conference in 2022
"Presenting the Past Ep. 7: Documentary Filmmaking with Jean Walkinshaw"
The collaboration between Aca-Media and the American Archive of Public Broadcasting continues with "Presenting the Past Ep. 7: Documentary Filmmaking with Jean Walkinshaw"
One of the better academic media podcasts around.
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