Starting an Academic Podcast

by | May 5, 2023

We’re (virtually) heading to the University of Buffalo next week where IoF founder and Imagine Otherwise host Cathy Hannabach will be leading a workshop for the Palah 파랗 Light Lab on how to start an academic podcast.


Podcasts are one of the best ways to boost the reach and impact of scholarly research. Learn from Dr. Cathy Hannabach, host of Imagine Otherwise and founder of Ideas on Fire, how to go from great idea to published show.

Topics covered will include choosing a genre that fits your and your audience’s needs, budgeting for and funding your show, and how to conduct great interviews.

About Cathy Hannabach

Dr. Cathy Hannabach is the founder and CEO of Ideas on Fire, where she helps interdisciplinary academics write and publish awesome texts, enliven public conversations, and create more just worlds. Passionate about interdisciplinary scholarship, she leads a transnational team helping scholars make an impact.

She hosts Imagine Otherwise, highlighting those bridging art, activism, and academia in the service of social justice. Author of Blood Cultures: Medicine, Media, and Militarisms and Book Marketing for Academics, her research and commentary appear in outlets including New Learning Times, Cultural Politics, the BBC, Women and Performance, Contra*, Social Text: PeriscopeStudies in Gender and Sexuality, and Dismantle Magazine.

About the Palah 파랗 Light Lab

Palah 파랗 Light Lab is a creative and critical space that fosters poetry, participation, and pedagogy through technology and equity. As a knowledge-design, new media, and poetry lab, the Palah Light Lab investigates critical questions in cultural criticism along with the networked arts and humanities. Utilizing a feminist and queer-centered approach, we are interested in design anchored in the humanities and scholarship informed by transdisciplinary practices and technology. Palah Light Lab centers the question of equity at the forefront of our work, and we seek to creatively and critically engage new media in experimental ways that address pressing social issues and injustices.

The lab is led by Dr. Margaret Rhee and based between The New School, New York, and the University at Buffalo, New York. Student leaders as organizers, researchers, and fellows help co-direct the lab. It was previously funded by the SUNY Diversity Faculty Fellowship and currently funded by The New School Provost Office. The lab promotes feminist creativity, mentorship, and collaboration through a creative space.

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Author: Sara Tatyana Bernstein

Sara Tatyana Bernstein is a digital marketing associate at Ideas on Fire, where she fosters community and collaboration among interdisciplinary scholars. She is also a writer and the co-founder of Dismantle Magazine.

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