Welcome to Night Vale A Novel

Welcome to Night Vale  A Novel
Author: Joseph Fink,Jeffrey Cranor
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2015-10-20
ISBN: 0356504859
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Welcome to Night Vale A Novel Book Excerpt:

A Waterstones Paperback of the Year and New York Times Bestseller Based on the no. 1 Podcast WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE . . . a friendly desert community where the sun is hot, the moon is beautiful, and mysterious lights pass overhead while its citizens pretend to sleep. It's a town like your town, with a city hall, a bowling alley, a diner, and a radio station reporting all the news that's allowed to be heard. It might be more like your town than you'd like to admit. In this ordinary town where ghosts, aliens and government conspiracies are parts of everyday life, the lives of two women, with two mysteries, are about to converge. From the creators of the wildly popular Welcome to Night Vale podcast comes an original mystery of appearances and disappearances about the ways we all struggle to find ourselves, no matter where we live.

Critical Approaches to Welcome to Night Vale

Critical Approaches to Welcome to Night Vale
Author: Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2018-08-24
ISBN: 3319930915
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Approaches to Welcome to Night Vale Book Excerpt:

With well over one-hundred episodes, the podcast Welcome to Night Vale has spawned several international live tours, two novels set in the Night Vale universe, and an extensive volume of fan fiction and commentary. However, despite its immense popularity, Welcome to Night Vale has received almost no academic scrutiny. This edited collection of scholarly essays—the very first of its kind on a podcast—attempts to redress this lack of attention to Night Vale by bringing together an international group of scholars from different disciplines to consider the program’s form, themes, politics, and fanbase. After a thorough introduction by the volume’s editor, Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock, the eight contributors not only offer close analysis of Night Vale, but use the program as the impetus for broader explorations of new media, gender, the constitution of identity, the construction of place, and the human relationship to meaning and the non-human.

Mostly Void Partially Stars Welcome to Night Vale Episodes Volume 1

Mostly Void  Partially Stars  Welcome to Night Vale Episodes  Volume 1
Author: Joseph Fink,Jeffrey Cranor
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-09-06
ISBN: 0356508617
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mostly Void Partially Stars Welcome to Night Vale Episodes Volume 1 Book Excerpt:

'Incredible' BUZZFEED 'Addictive' GUARDIAN 'Hilarious' TIME OUT An international #1 iTunes bestselling podcast, with over 100 million downloads and hundreds of thousands of followers on social media... Night Vale is the town where every conspiracy theory you know is true. Yours to take home in print for the first time, Mostly Void, Partially Stars collects the first full season of Welcome to Night Vale scripts, with exclusive bonus material including: · Behind-the-scenes commentary from the New York Times bestselling authors · Never-before-seen illustrations accompanying each episode · Guest essays by Night Vale performers and notable fans, including Cecil Baldwin (Cecil) and Dylan Marron (Carlos) · The script to Night Vale's sell-out legendary first live show, 'Condos' Mostly Void, Partially Stars is an unmissable read, whether you're a long-time fan or discovering Night Vale for the very first time. (Don't miss The Great Glowing Coils of the Universe, featuring the second year of podcast scripts, or Welcome to Night Vale: A Novel.)

Great Glowing Coils of the Universe Welcome to Night Vale Episodes Volume 2

Great Glowing Coils of the Universe  Welcome to Night Vale Episodes  Volume 2
Author: Joseph Fink,Jeffrey Cranor
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-09-06
ISBN: 0356508633
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Great Glowing Coils of the Universe Welcome to Night Vale Episodes Volume 2 Book Excerpt:

'Hypnotic' NEW YORK TIMES 'Incredible' BUZZFEED 'Brilliant' BOING BOING Downloaded over 100 million times in podcast form, Welcome to Night Vale is now yours to take home in print for the first time. Collecting such fan favourite episodes as 'A Blinking Light Up on the Mountain' and 'First Date', this volume contains the full second season of scripts for the #1 international bestselling podcast, with bonus material including: · Beautiful illustrations by series artist Jessica Hayworth to accompany each episode · Behind-the-scenes commentary from the New York Times bestselling authors · Guest essays by Night Vale performers and notable fans such as Cecil Baldwin (Cecil), Mara Wilson (The Faceless Old Woman), Hal Lublin (Steve Carlsberg) among others · The full script to Night Vale's sell-out live show, 'The Debate' The Great Glowing Coils of the Universe is an absolute must-have whether you're a fan of the podcast or discovering the wonderful world of Night Vale for the first time. (Don't miss Mostly Void, Partially Stars, featuring the very first year of podcast scripts, or Welcome to Night Vale: A Novel.)

It Devours

It Devours
Author: Joseph Fink,Jeffrey Cranor
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2017-10-17
ISBN: 0062476084
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

It Devours Book Excerpt:

A new page-turning mystery about science, faith, love and belonging, set in a friendly desert community where ghosts, angels, aliens, and government conspiracies are commonplace parts of everyday life. Welcome to Night Vale… “Brilliant, hilarious, and wondrously strange. I’m packing up and moving to Night Vale! –Ransom Riggs, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. From the authors of the New York Times bestselling novel Welcome to Night Vale and the creators of the #1 international podcast of the same name, comes a mystery exploring the intersections of faith and science, the growing relationship between two young people who want desperately to trust each other, and the terrifying, toothy power of the Smiling God. Nilanjana Sikdar is an outsider to the town of Night Vale. Working for Carlos, the town’s top scientist, she relies on fact and logic as her guiding principles. But all of that is put into question when Carlos gives her a special assignment investigating a mysterious rumbling in the desert wasteland outside of town. This investigation leads her to the Joyous Congregation of the Smiling God, and to Darryl, one of its most committed members. Caught between her beliefs in the ultimate power of science and her growing attraction to Darryl, she begins to suspect the Congregation is planning a ritual that could threaten the lives of everyone in town. Nilanjana and Darryl must search for common ground between their very different world views as they are faced with the Congregation’s darkest and most terrible secret.

The Buying of Lot 37

The Buying of Lot 37
Author: Joseph Fink,Jeffrey Cranor
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-05-14
ISBN: 0062798103
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Buying of Lot 37 Book Excerpt:

From the authors of the New York Times bestselling novels It Devours! and Welcome to Night Vale and the creators of the #1 international podcast of the same name, comes a collection of episodes from Season Three of their hit podcast, featuring an introduction by the authors, a foreword by Dessa, behind-the-scenes commentary, and original illustrations. In June of 2012, the creators of Welcome to Night Vale began airing twice-monthly podcasts, hoping to be heard by anyone outside their close circles. They never had any idea just how much the podcast would take off, and by the anniversary show a year later, the fanbase had wildly exploded, vaulting the podcast into the #1 spot on iTunes. Since then, its popularity has grown by epic proportions, hitting more than 100 million downloads, and Night Vale has expanded to a successful live multi-cast international touring stage show and two New York Times bestselling novels (Welcome to Night Vale and It Devours!), and a new podcast network Night Vale Presents. Now the second two seasons are available as books, offering a valuable reference guide to past episodes. The Buying of Lot 37 brings Season Three of the podcast to book form. With foreword by recording artist and author Dessa, introductions by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, insightful behind-the-scenes commentary by cast members and supporters, and beautiful illustrations by series artist Jessica Hayworth accompanying each episode, this book is both an entertaining reading experience and an absolute must-have for any fan of the podcast.

Radio 2 0 Uploading the First Broadcast Medium

Radio 2 0  Uploading the First Broadcast Medium
Author: Matthew Lasar
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 185
Release: 2016-03-14
ISBN: 1440832447
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Radio 2 0 Uploading the First Broadcast Medium Book Excerpt:

Welcome to the uncertain world of "Radio 2.0"—where podcasts, mobile streaming, and huge music databases are the new reality, as are tweeting deejays and Apple's Siri serving as music announcer—and understand the exciting status this medium has, and will continue to have, in our digitally inclined society. • Presents great stories about digital radio innovators and fascinating moments in the history of AM/FM that will explain to today's "Radio 2.0 generation" what radio once was—and what it could be again • Documents the transformative impact of technologies such as the iPod and Pandora music streaming that enabled a highly individualized music-listening experience and changed the meaning of "community" from those literally surrounding a person locally to invisible users on worldwide systems like Spotify and SoundCloud • Engages readers with interesting descriptions of new technologies and their possible applications plus stories about outrageous media figures in the digital age

Who s a Good Boy

Who s a Good Boy
Author: Joseph Fink,Jeffrey Cranor
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-05-14
ISBN: 006279812X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Who s a Good Boy Book Excerpt:

From the authors of the New York Times bestselling novels It Devours! and Welcome to Night Vale and the creators of the #1 international podcast of the same name, comes a collection of episodes from Season Four of their hit podcast, featuring an introduction by the authors, a foreword by Jonny Sun, behind-the-scenes commentary, and original illustrations. In June of 2012, the creators of Welcome to Night Vale began airing twice-monthly podcasts. Their hopes were that they could reach people outside their close circles. What they didn’t know was that a year after the first show aired, the fanbase had far exceeded their expectations, launching the podcast into the #1 spot on iTunes. Over the years, its popularity has surged by mega proportions, hitting more than 100 million downloads, and Night Vale has expanded to a successful live multi-cast international touring stage show and two New York Times bestselling novels (Welcome to Night Vale and It Devours!), and a new podcast network Night Vale Presents. Now with Who’s a Good Boy? Season Four of the podcast is available in book form, offering a valuable reference guide to past episodes. Featuring a foreword by twitter personality and highly regarded author Jonny Sun, original introductions by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, fascinating behind-the-scenes commentary by cast members and supporters, and gorgeous illustrations by series artist Jessica Hayworth accompanying each episode, this book will thrill fans of the podcast and those new to the amazing universe of Night Vale.

Intermedial Studies

Intermedial Studies
Author: Jørgen Bruhn,Beate Schirrmacher
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2021-11-18
ISBN: 1000513971
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intermedial Studies Book Excerpt:

Intermedial Studies provides a concise, hands-on introduction to the analysis of a broad array of texts from a variety of media – including literature, film, music, performance, news and videogames, addressing fiction and non-fiction, mass media and social media. The detailed introduction offers a short history of the field and outlines the main theoretical approaches to the field. Part I explains the approach, examining and exemplifying the dimensions that construct every media product. The following sections offer practical examples and case studies using many examples, which will be familiar to students, from Sherlock Holmes and football, to news, vlogs and videogames. This book is the only textbook taking both a theoretical and practical approach to intermedial studies. The book will be of use to students from a variety of disciplines looking at any form of adaptation, from comparative literature to film adaptations, fan fictions and spoken performances. The book equips students with the language and understanding to confidently and competently apply their own intermedial analysis to any text.

The Great Glowing Coils of the Universe

The Great Glowing Coils of the Universe
Author: Joseph Fink,Jeffrey Cranor
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-09-06
ISBN: 0062468650
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Glowing Coils of the Universe Book Excerpt:

From the authors of the New York Times bestselling novel Welcome to Night Vale and the creators of the #1 international podcast of the same name, comes a collection of episodes from Season Two of their hit podcast, featuring a foreword by the authors, behind-the-scenes commentary, and original illustrations. In June of 2012, the creators of Welcome to Night Vale began airing twice-weekly podcasts, hoping to be heard by anyone outside their close circles. By the anniversary show a year later, the fanbase had exploded, vaulting the podcast into the #1 spot on iTunes. Since then, its popularity has grown by epic proportions, hitting more than 100 million downloads, and Night Vale has expanded to a successful live multi-cast international touring stage show and a New York Times bestselling novel. Now the first two seasons are available as books, offering an entertaining reading experience and a valuable reference guide to past episodes. In The Great Glowing Coils of the Universe we witness a totalitarian takeover of Night Vale that threatens to forever change the town and everyone living in it. The Great Glowing Coils of the Universe features a foreword by Maureen Johnson, an introduction by co-writer Jeffrey Cranor, and behind-the-scenes commentary and guest introductions by performers from the podcast and notable fans, including Cecil Baldwin (Cecil), Mara Wilson (The Faceless Old Woman), Hal Lublin (Steve Carlsberg) among others. Also included is the full script from the Welcome to Night Vale live show, The Debate. Beautiful illustrations by series artist Jessica Hayworth accompany each episode. The Great Glowing Coils of the Universe is an absolute must-have whether you’re a fan of the podcast or discovering for the first time the wonderful world of Night Vale.

The Rise of Transtexts

The Rise of Transtexts
Author: Benjamin W.L. Derhy Kurtz,Mélanie Bourdaa
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2016-08-25
ISBN: 1317371046
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rise of Transtexts Book Excerpt:

This volume builds on previous notions of transmedia practices to develop the concept of transtexts, in order to account for both the industrial and user-generated contributions to the cross-media expansion of a story universe. On the one hand exists industrial transmedia texts, produced by supposedly authoritative authors or entities and directed to active audiences in the aim of fostering engagement. On the other hand are fan-produced transmedia texts, primarily intended for fellow members of the fan communities, with the Internet allowing for connections and collaboration between fans. Through both case studies and more general analyses of audience participation and reception, employing the artistic, marketing, textual, industrial, cultural, social, geographical, technological, historical, financial and legal perspectives, this multidisciplinary collection aims to expand our understanding of both transmedia storytelling and fan-produced transmedia texts.

Gender and Contemporary Horror in Comics Games and Transmedia

Gender and Contemporary Horror in Comics  Games and Transmedia
Author: Robert Shail,Samantha Holland,Steven Gerrard
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-09-19
ISBN: 1787691071
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gender and Contemporary Horror in Comics Games and Transmedia Book Excerpt:

Despite the constant changes in contemporary popular media, the horror genre retains its attraction for audiences of all backgrounds. This edited collection explores modern representations of gender in horror and how this factors into the genre's appeal.

The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary Gothic

The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary Gothic
Author: Clive Bloom
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 1253
Release: 2020-07-10
ISBN: 3030331369
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary Gothic Book Excerpt:

“Simply put, there is absolutely nothing on the market with the range of ambition of this strikingly eclectic collection of essays. Not only is it impossible to imagine a more comprehensive view of the subject, most readers – even specialists in the subject – will find that there are elements of the Gothic genre here of which they were previously unaware.” - Barry Forshaw, Author of British Gothic Cinema and Sex and Film The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary Gothic is the most comprehensive compendium of analytic essays on the modern Gothic now available, covering the vast and highly significant period from 1918 to 2019. The Gothic sensibility, over 200 years old, embraces its dark past whilst anticipating the future. From demons and monsters to post- apocalyptic fears and ecological fantasies, Gothic is thriving as never before in the arts and in popular culture. This volume is made up of 62 comprehensive chapters with notes and extended bibliographies contributed by scholars from around the world. The chapters are written not only for those engaged in academic research but also to be accessible to students and dedicated followers of the genre. Each chapter is packed with analysis of the Gothic in both theory and practice, as the genre has mutated and spread over the last hundred years. Starting in 1918 with the impact of film on the genre's development, and moving through its many and varied international incarnations, each chapter chronicles the history of the gothic milieu from the movies to gaming platforms and internet memes, television and theatre. The volume also looks at how Gothic intersects with fashion, music and popular culture: a multi-layered, multi-ethnic, even a trans-gendered experience as we move into the twenty first century.

Great Glowing Coils of the Universe

Great Glowing Coils of the Universe
Author: Joseph Fink,Jeffrey Cranor
Publsiher: Orbit Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2016-09-06
ISBN: 9780356508627
Category: Small cities
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Great Glowing Coils of the Universe Book Excerpt:

Downloaded over 100 million times in podcast form, Welcome to Night Vale is now yours to take home in print for the first time. Collecting such fan favourite episodes as 'A Blinking Light Up on the Mountain' and 'First Date', this volume contains the full second season of scripts for the #1 international bestselling podcast, with bonus material including: * Beautiful illustrations by series artist Jessica Hayworth to accompany each episode * Behind-the-scenes commentary from the New York Times bestselling authors * Guest essays by Night Vale performers and notable fans such as Cecil Baldwin (Cecil), Mara Wilson (The Faceless Old Woman), Hal Lublin (Steve Carlsberg) among others * The full script to Night Vale's sell-out live show, 'The Debate' The Great Glowing Coils of the Universe is an absolute must-have whether you're a fan of the podcast or discovering the wonderful world of Night Vale for the first time.

The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your Home A Welcome to Night Vale Novel

The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your Home  A Welcome to Night Vale Novel
Author: Joseph Fink,Jeffrey Cranor
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020-03-26
ISBN: 0356515044
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your Home A Welcome to Night Vale Novel Book Excerpt:

From the New York Times bestselling authors of Welcome to Night Vale and It Devours! and the creators of the No. 1 podcast, comes a new novel set in the world of Night Vale and beyond. In the town of Night Vale, there's a faceless old woman who secretly lives in everyone's home, but no one knows how she got there or where she came from . . . until now. Told in a series of eerie flashbacks, the story of The Woman is revealed, as she guides, haunts and sabotages an unfortunate Night Vale resident named Craig. In the end, her dealings with Craig and her history in nineteenth century Europe will come together in the most unexpected and horrifying way. Part The Haunting of Hill House, part The Count of Monte Cristo, and 100% about a faceless old woman who secretly lives in your home.

Podcasting as an Intimate Medium

Podcasting as an Intimate Medium
Author: Alyn Euritt
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 157
Release: 2022-11-18
ISBN: 1000812065
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Podcasting as an Intimate Medium Book Excerpt:

This book delves into the notion of intimacy as a defining feature of podcasting, examining the concept of intimacy itself and how the public sphere explores the relationships created and maintained through podcasts. The book situates textual analysis of specific American podcasts within podcast criticism, monetization, and production advice. Through analysis of these sources' self-descriptions, the text builds a podcasting-specific framework for intimacy and uses that framework to interpret how podcasting imagines the connections it forms within communities. Instead of intimacy being inherent, the book argues that podcasting constructs intimacy and uses it to define the quality of its own mediation. This book will be of interest to scholars and students of New and Digital Media, Media Studies, Communication Studies, Journalism, Literature, Cultural Studies, and American Studies.

It Devours

It Devours
Author: Joseph Fink,Jeffrey Cranor
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2017-10-17
ISBN: 0356508668
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

It Devours Book Excerpt:

From the authors of the New York Times bestselling novel Welcome to Night Vale and the #1 podcast of the same name, comes a powerful new novel about two young people finding their place in the world, and the terrifying, toothy power of the Smiling God. Nilanjana Sikdar is an outsider to the town of Night Vale. Working for Carlos, the town's top scientist, she relies on fact and logic as her guiding principles. But all of that is put into question when Carlos gives her a special assignment investigating a mysterious rumbling in the desert wasteland outside of town. This investigation leads her to the Joyous Congregation of the Smiling God, and to Darryl, one of its most committed members. Caught between her beliefs in the ultimate power of science and her growing attraction to Darryl, she begins to suspect the Congregation is planning a ritual that could threaten the lives of everyone in town. Nilanjana and Darryl must search for common ground between their very different world views as they are faced with the Congregation's darkest and most terrible secret.

Podcasting

Podcasting
Author: Martin Spinelli,Lance Dann
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2019-01-10
ISBN: 1501328654
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Podcasting Book Excerpt:

Born out of interviews with the producers of some of the most popular and culturally significant podcasts to date (Welcome to Night Vale, Radiolab, Serial, The Black Tapes, We're Alive, The Heart, The Truth, Lore, Love + Radio, My Dad Wrote a Porno, and others) as well as interviews with executives at some of the most important podcasting institutions and entities (the BBC, Radiotopia, Gimlet Media, Audible.com, Edison Research, Libsyn and others), Podcasting documents a moment of revolutionary change in audio media. The fall of 2014 saw a new iOS from Apple with the first built-in “Podcasts” app, the runaway success of Serial, and podcasting moving out of its geeky ghetto into the cultural mainstream. The creative and cultural dynamism of this moment, which reverberates to this day, is the focus of Podcasting. Using case studies, close analytical listening, quantitative and qualitative analysis, production analysis, as well as audience research, it suggests what podcasting has to contribute to a host of larger media-and-society debates in such fields as: fandom, social media and audience construction; new media and journalistic ethics; intimacy, empathy and media relationships; cultural commitments to narrative and storytelling; the future of new media drama; youth media and the charge of narcissism; and more. Beyond describing what is unique about podcasting among other audio media, this book offers an entry into the new and evolving field of podcasting studies.

Welcome to Night Vale 3

Welcome to Night Vale  3
Author: Joseph Fink,Jeffrey Cranor
Publsiher: Harper Perennial
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2020-03-24
ISBN: 9780062889003
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Welcome to Night Vale 3 Book Excerpt:

From the New York Times bestselling authors of Welcome to Night Vale and It Devours! and the creators of the hit podcast, comes a new novel set in the world of Night Vale and beyond. In the town of Night Vale, there's a faceless old woman who secretly lives in everyone's home, but no one knows how she got there or where she came from...until now. Told in a series of eerie flashbacks, the story of The Faceless Old Woman goes back centuries to reveal an initially blissful and then tragic childhood on a Mediterranean Estate in the early nineteenth century, her rise in the criminal underworld of Europe, a nautical adventure with a mysterious organization of smugglers, her plot for revenge on the ones who betrayed her, and ultimately her death and its aftermath, as her spirit travels the world for decades until settling in modern-day Night Vale. Interspersed throughout is a present-day story in Night Vale, as The Faceless Old Woman guides, haunts, and sabotages a man named Craig. In the end, her current day dealings with Craig and her swashbuckling history in nineteenth century Europe will come together in the most unexpected and horrifying way. Part The Haunting of Hill House, part The Count of Monte Cristo, and 100% about a faceless old woman who secretly lives in your home.

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Radio

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Radio
Author: Kathryn McDonald,Hugh Chignell
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 569
Release: 2023-01-26
ISBN: 1501385291
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Radio Book Excerpt:

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Radio presents exciting new research on radio and audio, including broadcasting and podcasting. Since the birth of radio studies as a distinct subject in the 1990s, it has matured into a second wave of inquiry and scholarship. As broadcast radio has partly given way to podcasting and as community initiatives have pioneered more diverse and innovative approaches so scholars have embarked on new areas of inquiry. Divided into seven sections, the Handbook covers: - Communities - Entertainment - Democracy - Emotions - Listening - Studying Radio - Futures The Bloomsbury Handbook of Radio is designed to offer academics, researchers and practitioners an international, comprehensive collection of original essays written by a combination of well-established experts, new scholars and industry practitioners. Each section begins with an introduction by Hugh Chignell and Kathryn McDonald, putting into context each contribution, mapping the discipline and capturing new directions of radio research, while providing an invaluable resource for radio studies.