podcasting

The Unreality House: Investigating a Podcast Drama Aesthetic

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The podcast, in relation to radio drama, is often seen as an alternative delivery platform rather than a medium with conventions that offer unique narrative opportunities. Consequently, podcast radio drama is often difficult to differentiate from broadcast radio drama in terms of how it is narratively-structured and produced. This project is an investigation into what radio drama might sound like when specifically tailored to the affordances and limitations of the podcast form. By producing three radio drama sketches, each an adaptation of the short story The Unreality House by Kirilee Barker, attempts have been made to produce drama that takes advantage of the podcast’s affordances to tell a story. The results suggest that rather than a broadcast radio substitute, the podcast is a medium capable of fostering a new production approach to radio drama.

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From the exegesis (available below as a pdf):

The Melbourne Dérive

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I’m researching the role, benefits and features of podcasts and how to incorporate journalism techniques into a 12 episode serial. I don’t think mainstream media is embracing new online media as much as they can. In order to keep readers/listeners/viewers engaged mass media has to go online. I’ll be exploring immersive, gonzo, participatory, feature journalism and the elements I’d like to bring across to podcasts. The theory of the dérive and psychogeography will influence the style and atmosphere of the podcasts. My research will look into the future of mass media, and the role of new and niche media. How podcasts can support and engage their audience and provide a unique media experience. I’ll demonstrate how podcasts are a piece in the web 2.0 puzzle. Being part of a package of social media, blogs, multimedia, hyperlinks.

author/s: 

In this project, I’m researching the role, benefits and features of podcasts and how to incorporate journalism techniques into a 12 episode serial. I don’t think mainstream media is embracing new online media as much as they can. In order to keep readers/listeners/viewers engaged mass media has to go online.

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