Broadcasting LGBTQ+ Stories in Fiction Podcasting | Amsterdam University Press Journals Online
2004
Volume 26, Issue 3/4
  • ISSN: 1388-3186
  • E-ISSN: 2352-2437

Abstract

Abstract

This paper will look at the influence of digital media platforms and the aural storytelling medium on the inclusion of LGBTQ+ representation in independent audio fiction podcasts. It has been argued that independent fiction podcasting is a unique place for LGBTQ+ content in the current media landscape. This paper aims to investigate what affordances independent fiction podcasts have to aid this inclusion of LGBTQ+ representation. When it comes to production and dissemination, this paper will argue that the independence afforded by low production costs, ease of dissemination, and ample participatory culture are the main factors that facilitate the inclusion of LGBTQ+ representation in independent audio fiction podcasts. When it comes to the influence of the fiction podcast as an aural medium, the ‘invisibility’ of audio and the importance of voice are the main factors that influence the ease of including LGBTQ+ representation because this invisibility can aid in disrupting heteronormative and cisnormative ideas. This paper will aim to do this through a literature review and original analyses, aided by case studies of popular independent fiction podcasts such as and

Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/journals/10.5117/TVGN2023.3/4.008.MANG
2023-12-01
2024-02-26
Loading full text...

Full text loading...

/deliver/fulltext/13883186/26/3/4/TVGN2023.3-4.008.MANG.html?itemId=/content/journals/10.5117/TVGN2023.3/4.008.MANG&mimeType=html&fmt=ahah

References

  1. Allotherthings1177 (2023). The way that Martin. . . [Tumblr post]. Retrieved June23, 2023, from https://www.tumblr.com/allotherthings1177/721557710127120384/the-way-that-martin-kartin-blackwood-is-so
  2. Berry, R. (2015). A golden age of podcasting? Evaluating serial in the context of podcast histories. Journal of Radio & Audio Media, 22(2), 170-178.
    [Google Scholar]
  3. Berry, R. (2016). Part of the establishment: Reflecting on 10 years of podcasting as an audio medium. Convergence, 22(6), 661–671.
    [Google Scholar]
  4. Bonini, T. (2015). La “segona era” del podcàsting: el podcàsting com a nou mitjà de comunicació de masses digital. Quaderns Del Cac, Issn 1138-9761, Nº. 41, 2015 (Ejemplar Dedicado a: La Ràdio, Encara), 23-32.
    [Google Scholar]
  5. Bottomley, A.J. (2015). Podcasting, Welcome to night vale, and the revival of radio drama. Journal of Radio & Audio Media, 22(2), 179–189.
    [Google Scholar]
  6. Butler, J. (1999). Gender trouble: Feminism and the subversion of identity. Routledge.
    [Google Scholar]
  7. Cavalcante, A. (2019). Tumbling into queer utopias and vortexes: Experiences of LGBTQ social media users on Tumblr. Journal of Homosexuality, 66:12, 1715–1735.
    [Google Scholar]
  8. Copeland, S. (2018). A feminist materalisation of amplified voice: Queering identity and affect in The heart. In D.Llinares, N.Fox, & R.Berry (Eds.), Podcasting: New Aural Cultures and Digital Media. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
    [Google Scholar]
  9. Cowie, A. (n.d.). The penumbra podcast: You deserve to see yourself in stories. Retrieved March18, 2023 from https://wepresent.wetransfer.com/story/penumbra-podcast-pride/
    [Google Scholar]
  10. Darling, L. [Host]. (2017, August31). The penumbra interview [Audio podcast interview]. In Making Queer History. Podtail. https://podtail.com/podcast/making-queer-history/the-penumbra-interview/
    [Google Scholar]
  11. Greeviangirl (2020, April17). Me, on my first listen. . . [Tumblr post]. Retrieved June8, 2022, from https://greeviangirl.tumblr.com/post/681809866825859072/i-have-never-felt-this-type-of-connection-with-a
  12. Gupta, H. (2020). How diverse podcasts make film and television look bland. Retrieved June23, 2023, from https://www.34st.com/article/2020/09/fiction-podcasts-queer-diversity-poc-trans-gender-representation-penumbra-podcast
    [Google Scholar]
  13. Hancock, D., & McMurtry, L. (2017). ‘Cycles upon cycles, stories upon stories’: Contemporary audio media and podcast horror’s new frights. Palgrave Communications, 3(1).
    [Google Scholar]
  14. Hand, R. & Traynor, M. (2011). Theories of radio drama. In The Radio Drama Handbook: Audio Drama in Context and Practice (pp. 33–68). New York: Bloomsbury Academic.
    [Google Scholar]
  15. Hello from the Hallowoods (n.d.). Hello from the Hallowoods on Patreon. Retrieved April29, 2023, from https://www.patreon.com/hallowoods
    [Google Scholar]
  16. Hill, M.L. (1996). Developing ‘a blind understanding’: A feminist revision of radio semiotics. TDR (1988), 40(3), 112-120.
    [Google Scholar]
  17. Howarth, J. (2023). How many podcasts are there? Retrieved April29, 2023, from https://explodingtopics.com/blog/number-of-podcasts
    [Google Scholar]
  18. Lamerichs, N. (2018). Shared narratives: Intermediality in fandom. In Productive Fandom: Intermediality and Affective Reception in Fan Cultures (pp. 11–34). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.
    [Google Scholar]
  19. Llinares, D. (2018). Podcasting as liminal praxis: Aural mediation, sound writing and identity. In D.Llinares, N.Fox, & R.Berry (Eds.), Podcasting: New Aural Cultures and Digital Media. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
    [Google Scholar]
  20. Llinares, D., Fox, N., & Berry, R. (2018). Introduction: Podcasting and podcasts: Parameters of a new aural culture. In D.Llinares, N.Fox, & R.Berry (Eds.), Podcasting: New Aural Cultures and Digital Media. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
    [Google Scholar]
  21. Markman, K.M. (2012). Doing radio, making friends, and having fun: exploring the motivations of independent audio podcasters. New Media and Society, 14(4), 547–565.
    [Google Scholar]
  22. McClung, S., & Johnson, K. (2010). Examining the motives of podcast users. Journal of Radio & Audio Media, 17(1), 82–95.
    [Google Scholar]
  23. McLean, M. (2021). How to upload a podcast (to iTunes, Spotify & everywhere else!). Retrieved March16, 2023, from https://www.thepodcasthost.com/websites-hosting/how-to-upload-a-podcast/
    [Google Scholar]
  24. Newall, A.J. [Producer] & Sims, J. [Writer]. (2016, June4). MAG 170 – Recollection. [Audio podcast episode. In The Magnus Archives. https://open.spotify.com/episode/3ExvbJ6jXnZx0uVU2Bu1mM
    [Google Scholar]
  25. Ng, W. A. (2020). ‘Be gay, do crime’ – Appreciating LGBTQ+ representation in fiction podcasts. Retrieved April24, 2023, from https://www.oxfordstudent.com/2020/02/17/be-gay-do-crime-appreciating-lgbtq-representation-in-podcasts/
    [Google Scholar]
  26. Osborne, P. & Segal, L. (1994). Gender as performance: An interview with Judith Butler. Radical Philosophy. 67, 32-39.
    [Google Scholar]
  27. Patreon (n.d.). What is patreon? Retrieved March18, 2022, from https://www.patreon.com/en-GB
    [Google Scholar]
  28. Perplexedmoss (2020). Okay gang, officially cried. . . [Tumblr post]. Retrieved June8, 2022, from https://perplexedmoss.tumblr.com/post/620079552348160000/okay-gang-officially-cried-through-an-entire-tma
  29. Robinson, B. (2022). How much do podcasters make? Retrieved April29, 2023, from https://wiredclip.com/how-much-do-podcasters-make/
    [Google Scholar]
  30. Spotify (n.d. a). Podcasts. Retrieved June23, 2023, from https://open.spotify.com/genre/0JQ5DArNBzkmxXHCqFLx2J
    [Google Scholar]
  31. Spotify (n.d. b). Stories. Retrieved June23, 2023, from https://open.spotify.com/genre/0JQ5DAqbMKFHv2c1dK1Jdi
    [Google Scholar]
  32. Spotify (n.d. c). Home Page. Retrieved June23, 2023, from https://open.spotify.com/
    [Google Scholar]
  33. Spotify (n.d. d). More like this. Retrieved June23, 2023, from https://open.spotify.com/show/0s6Wc5qf8SIvCtKZNC6N7s
    [Google Scholar]
  34. Sullivan, J.L. (2018). Podcast movement: Aspirational labour and the formalisation of podcasting as a cultural industry. In D.Llinares, N.Fox, & R.Berry (Eds.), Podcasting: New Aural Cultures and Digital Media. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
    [Google Scholar]
  35. Supermarket-goblin (2020). MAG170 was perfect for. . . [Tumblr post]. Retrieved June21, 2023, from https://www.tumblr.com/supermarket-goblin/620031688016363520/mag170-was-perfect-for-the-first-week-of-pride?source=share
  36. Swiatek, L. (2018). The podcast as an intimate bridging medium. In D.Llinares, N.Fox, & R.Berry (Eds.), Podcasting: New Aural Cultures and Digital Media. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
    [Google Scholar]
  37. Takagi-Kaner, H. [Producer] & Vibert, K. [Lead writer]. (2019, October22). Juno Steel and the Man in Glass (Part 1). [Audio podcast episode]. In The Penumbra Podcast. https://open.spotify.com/episode/1UaZgYNLMudPhAGI4ZJm6O/
    [Google Scholar]
  38. The Penumbra Podcast (n.d.) The Penumbra Podcast on Patreon. Retrieved April29, 2023, from https://www.patreon.com/thepenumbrapodcast
    [Google Scholar]
  39. Watts, A. [Co-host] & Litherland, E. [Co-host]. (2019, June28). LGBTQ+ representation in audio fiction [audio podcast episode]. In Podcast Radio Hour. BBC Radio 4. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00067bq
    [Google Scholar]
  40. Welcome to Night Vale (n.d.) Welcome to Night Vale. Retrieved April29, 2023, from https://www.welcometonightvale.com/donate
    [Google Scholar]
  41. Welcome to Night Vale (n.d.) Welcome to Night Vale on Patreon. Retrieved April29, 2023, from https://www.patreon.com/welcometonightvale
    [Google Scholar]
  42. Wellman, W.A. [@williamwrites]. (2022, January17). Gotta go write #queerpodcast #lgbtqupodcast #podcasts #nonbinaryhype [Video]. TikTok. https://vm.tiktok.com/ZML5wF41F/?k=1
    [Google Scholar]
  43. Winn, R. (2021). 31 beste podcast hosting platforms. Retrieved March16, 2022, from https://www.podcastinsights.com/nl/best-podcast-hosting/
    [Google Scholar]
  44. Yeates, R. (2020). Serial fiction podcasting and participatory culture: Fan influence and representation in the adventure zone. European Journal of Cultural Studies, 23(2), 223–243.
    [Google Scholar]
http://instance.metastore.ingenta.com/content/journals/10.5117/TVGN2023.3/4.008.MANG
Loading
This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error