CPE Final Draft

Be not afraid: It says 25 pages, but 10 of those are appendices/works cited.

Kylie Webb Final Draft

Logistically, this project ended up a bit of a nightmare. The original topic I proposed was a comparative analysis of two different Q&A podcasts recorded as a podcasts, but instead it ended up being an analysis on one podcast in comparison to earlier advice columns through a postmodern lens. Not even recorded as a podcast because I did start losing my voice halfway through yesterday when I was supposed to record and so now it’s just hypertext with about 12 pages of appendices also with appendices.

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CPE (really) rough draft


The history of podcasts is not a particularly long one. The art of podcasting has only been around since the late 90s in its base form, as a primarily audio-centric medium for dispersal of information similar to radio, but produced and distributed over the internet instead. As we know them now, they’ve been around for about half as long. Despite this, podcasting is a widespread medium. Apple estimates that last year, 550,000 podcast shows were published on iTunes, with even more than that separate from Apple’s platform entirely.

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Critical Photo Essay Proposal

I’m curious about podcasts because they’re a really fascinating media to me, but I’m not really sure just about what yet, so I have kind of a list of questions going through my head now that I intend to narrow down to one after more research. What does it take to make a popular podcast? What role does scripting play in podcasts that seem off-the-cuff, i.e. question and answer podcasts? How much of a podcast’s popularity is due to production value? Host personality? Subject? Current cultural values?

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