Sample: Why We Argue by Robert Talisse (philosopher, Vanderbilt University), 2017-present

What is it: “A podcast or generically netcast, is an episodic series of digital audio or video files which a user can download in order to listen to. It is often available for subscription, so that new episodes are automatically downloaded via web syndication to the user’s own local computer, mobile application, or portable media player.”

Knowledge Design: what is the research question? what new knowledge is being created?

Why We Argue is an interview podcast that brings in academics, philosophers, historians, journalists, politicians, and other notable public figures to think about the state of American political discourse and the role intellectual humility can play in public conversation.

Who is it for: a research community (philosophy and political science), students, the public

Who makes it: usually a 1-3 authors, a producer and a sound engineer

Medium/Media: convergence of audio files, web and other media outlets, including podcasting sites for downloading

System requirements: varies, but at least a mic and recording software, a web hosting platform

Common Tools

How to measure impact: number of downloads; citations and links online; convergence with other publications by the collaborative team, including social media metrics; grant support; conference presentations or industry events


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