100 episodes

Hot Media with Bob Mann examines the hottest media controversies and the hottest new content in mass media. Bob Mann, the creator and host, is Professor of Communication and Media Studies at Caldwell University in New Jersey. He is also a veteran broadcaster. Mann and his guests will not just discuss news and political coverage but movies, TV shows and sports coverage.

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Hot Media with Bob Mann examines the hottest media controversies and the hottest new content in mass media. Bob Mann, the creator and host, is Professor of Communication and Media Studies at Caldwell University in New Jersey. He is also a veteran broadcaster. Mann and his guests will not just discuss news and political coverage but movies, TV shows and sports coverage.

    News Avoidance-HM #506

    News Avoidance-HM #506

    Even people who have faithfully followed the news are now actively avoiding at least some of it. Researchers say that feelings of helplessness, concerns for mental health and burn out are among many potential factors. In this episode, host Bob Mann talks about "news avoidance."

    • 10 min
    "Bothsidesism" in Satire

    "Bothsidesism" in Satire

    Brilliant satirist Jon Stewart has been taking a lot of flack for his alleged "bothsidesism" when commenting on the Presidential election. In this episode, Bob discusses satire with Professor Paul Levinson. Later in the episode, Bob talks about the SAG Award winners. 

    • 22 min
    Legacy of The Sopranos-Hot Media Feb 2024

    Legacy of The Sopranos-Hot Media Feb 2024

    The February 2024 episode of Hot Media with Bob Mann features an interview with TV critic David Hinckley about the legacy of The Sopranos. The series started the Platinum Age of TV 25 years ago. Bob also comments on Jon Stewart's return to The Daily Show for the election year, the brilliant satire "American Fiction" and a NY Times piece on the crisis facing the news business.

    • 20 min
    Norman Lear's Legacy/Coverage of '24 Presidential Election

    Norman Lear's Legacy/Coverage of '24 Presidential Election

    The January 2024 edition of Hot Media with Bob Mann features two interesting segments. Bob and guest Len Klatt discuss the life and legacy of TV producer Norman Lear. Later in the episode, Bob and journalism expert Rem Rieder talk about the challenges of covering the '24 Presidential election. 

    • 29 min
    Holiday Movie Season-SAG actors' strike settlement

    Holiday Movie Season-SAG actors' strike settlement

    The December episode of Hot Media with Bob Mann features two topics. Bob discusses the top holiday movie releases with guests Ryan Rolandelli and Chirs Mann-Nelson. In his monologue, Bob talks about the major strike victory for SAG-AFTRA and the ratification of the contract. 

    • 19 min
    HM 501 Hot Media Returns!

    HM 501 Hot Media Returns!

    Hot Media with Bob Mann is back. The podcast series is now monthly. In the Season 5 premiere episode (November 2023), Bob talks about the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, the Committee to Protect Journalists and the Emmy Awards. The interview portion features Professor Paul Levinson. Bob and Paul discuss the pros and cons of AI as well as the role artificial intelligence plays in the media. 

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

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11 Ratings

11 Ratings

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A must listen podcast

Truly an insightful podcast that’s worth a listen.

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An outstanding podcast, highly recommended

Intelligent conversation, excellent observations, and interesting guests discussing all aspects of mass communications.

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Hot Media

It's great! Intelligent conversation from knowledgeable host. Highly recommended!

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