The New Books Network is a consortium of author-interview podcast channels dedicated to raising the level of public discourse by introducing scholars and other serious writers to a wide public via new media. I am one of the hosts of the Media and Communications channel, with episodes below:

Episode 9: Nathaniel Greenberg, How Information Warfare Shaped the Arab Spring

Episode 8: Gemma Milne, Smoke and Mirrors: How Hype Obscures the Future and How to See Past It

Episode 7: Richard Seymour, The Twittering Machine

Episode 6: John Durham Peters, Promiscuous Knowledge: Information, Image, and Other Truth Games in History

Episode 5: Yves Citton, Mediarchy

Episode 4: Donald A. Barclay, Fake News, Propaganda, and Plain Old Lies

Episode 3: Diana Senechal, Mind Over Memes: Passive Listening, Toxic Talk, and Other Modern Language Follies

Episode 2: Ruth Palmer, Becoming the News: How Ordinary People Respond to the Media Spotlight

Episode 1: Erika Engstrom, Feminism, Gender, and Politics in NBC’s Parks and Recreation