What is a scholarly podcast? Secret Feminist Agenda

Sponsored by Wilfrid Laurier University Press

Recorded on 08/05/2020
Posted in The Authority File

Episode 146

What does it mean to be “scholarly?” Or maybe another way of getting at what we mean here is, “what counts as scholarship? What should?” Those questions kick off Siobhan McMenemy and Hannah McGregor’s conversation about scholarly podcasting. What is it? How does it work? Can you even do that to a podcast?

McGregor ‘s show, Secret Feminist Agenda, served as the test case for Wilfrid Laurier University Press’s attempt to provide podcasts with the same scrutiny and rigor the press brings to its academic books. But in the case of a podcast, what does peer review look like? How do you think about improving the scholarly aspects—and the production, sustainability, and audience—of a podcast? This four-episode series discusses all of those questions and more, while this episode dives deep into the skills an academic editor brings to the table and how they apply (or don’t or sort of do) to podcasting.

About the guests:

Hannah McGregor
Assistant professor of publishing
Simon Fraser University
Creator and host of Secret Feminist Agenda

Siobhan McMenemy
Senior Editor
Wilfrid Laurier University Press

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