Greetings all, I want to alert everyone that the Journal of American History published a state of the field piece at the link below. It is not a long piece, however it mostly concentrates on the most popular podcasts, there is some attempt to categorize them. I would like to see one of these academic pieces not centralize popularity in their analysis of podcasts and their worth to academic dialog. The point of podcasts at the beginning was that it was a media format anyone had access to (dare I say democratized?) and now it apes radio, only the number of subscribers matter. I fear at some point this will take us to a place where podcasts will be little different from radio if we are not already there.
[Liz Covart, History Podcasts: An Overview of the Field, Journal of American History, Volume 109, Issue 1, June 2022, Pages 220–229]