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August 2016



Political Communication, or the Politics of Communication, in Podcasts

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I don’t know about you, but the Republican National Convention and the Democratic National Convention have put me waaaaaay behind on my prestige TV. (Shows I need to catch up: Stranger Things, Mr. Robot, Bojack Horseman, The Night Of, Friday Night Lights full series rewatch round 3). Which is cool, of course, because I’m a fairly rigorous spectator of American politics — I have, after all, an immigrant’s love of this country, given that I am, in fact, a recent immigrant — and, by extension, American political news media.

And so you can imagine that I’m relying pretty heavily on political on-demand audio programming as part of my media diet, and I’m wont to try and understand how, exactly, that genre fits in with the logic of my media consumption needs in contrast to, say, the New York Times op-ed section and Andrew Sullivan’s amazing live-blogs over at New York Magazine.

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