In Conversation with Dr. Ian Cook: publishing, podcasting, and bean counting

Recently, I was invited to chat about podcasting with Dr. Ian Cook. Ian is a research fellow at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. He’s a sociologist and anthropologist and is currently writing a book exploring the intersection of podcasting and knowledge creation, among other things. So we connected to chat a bit about my experiments with open peer review podcasting. It was a really fun conversation. And while it was meant to be for Ian’s research, it struck me that our conversation might also be useful to share here to shed more light on the open peer review podcast concept. So with Ian’s permission, here’s our conversation.

Lori Beckstead · A conversation with Dr. Ian Cook: publishing, podcasting, and bean counting

Episode Notes

[2:35] Lori mentions sound installations and object hacks as part of her work. Here are some of Lori’s research projects: Pass the Mic and Diversity on Radio.

[3:13] Lori mentions Unlocking Bryson’s Brain podcast.

[3:58] Ian mentions his research-based comic book on toxic waste.  

[9:07] Lori talks about the Open Peer Review Podcast. You can learn more about this project in Episode 00.

[11:55] Lori talks about podcasting as data collection. Here are two examples of how podcasting can be used for collecting data: 

The Expanding Digital Media Landscape of Qualitative and Decolonizing Research: Examining Collaborative Podcasting as a Research Methodology by Lindsay Day and colleagues (2017).

The Podcast-as-Method?: Critical Reflections on Using Podcasts to Produce Geographic Knowledge by Eden Kinkaid and colleagues (2020).

 [12:48] Lori mentions the pilot episode of Open Peer Review Podcast (EP01). Learn more about The Genetic Codes of Podcasting: a new way of thinking discoverability

[14:46] Lori makes reference to the process of developing questions for OPR Podcast EP01. Here’s an episode’s guide document with all the questions.

[20:33] Ian mentions a sustainability podcast produced by two guys in Germany. 

[21:47] Lori talks about Dario Llinares, the peer reviewer for OPR Podcast EP01.

[29:48] Lori mentions the Centre for Communicating Knowledge at Ryerson University.

[30:00] Lori talks about the possibility of universities’ press being on board with such work, like Wilfred Laurier Press with The Amplify Podcast Network

[41:59] Lori makes reference to Ted Rickens’ (2014) work on “MAPPING THE FIT BETWEEN RESEARCH AND MULTIMEDIA: A PODCAST EXPLORATION OF THE PLACE OF MULTIMEDIA WITHIN / AS SCHOLARSHIP”.

[43:44] Lori mentions Ted Rieckens and colleagues’ second episode (2014) “Peer-Reviewer Round Table Response to Ted Riecken’s Scholarly Podcast, “Mapping the Fit Between Research and Multimedia: A podcast exploration of the place of multimedia within / as scholarship”.

[44:23] Lori makes reference to Hannah McGregor and Siobhan McMenemy’s work, The Amplify Podcast Network.

[44:50] Lori mentions Hannah McGregor’s podcast, Secret Feminist Agenda and its peer review process.

[48:45] Ian makes reference to Dan Carlin’s podcast, Hardcore History

[54:08] Lori talks about Beyond the Radio Format, a course she teaches at RTA School of Media at Ryerson University.

[54:41] Lori talks about Sound Media, a course she teaches at RTA School of Media at Ryerson University.


Annotated Bibliography (MLA, 8th Edition)

[11:55] Kinkaid, Eden, et al. “The Podcast-as-Method?: Critical Reflections on Using Podcasts to Produce Geographic Knowledge.” Geographical Review, vol. 110, no. 1–2, 2019, pp. 78–91. Crossref, doi:10.1111/gere.12354.

[11:55] Day, Lindsay, et al. “The Expanding Digital Media Landscape of Qualitative and Decolonizing Research: Examining Collaborative Podcasting as a Research Method.” MediaTropes, vol. 7, no. 1, 2017, pp. 203–28. MediaTropes eJournal, mediatropes.com/index.php/Mediatropes/article/view/28320/21715.

[41:59] Riecken, Ted. “Mapping the Fit Between Research and Multimedia: A Podcast Exploration of the Place of Multimedia within / as Scholarship.” Articles, vol. 49, no. 3, 2015, pp. 539–41. Crossref, doi:10.7202/1033545ar.

[43:44] Leggo, Carl, et al. “Peer-Reviewer Round Table Response to Ted Riecken’s Scholarly Podcast, ‘Mapping the Fit Between Research and Multimedia: A Podcast Exploration of the Place of Multimedia within / as Scholarship.’” McGill Journal of Education, vol. 49, no. 3, 2015, pp. 717–29. Crossref, doi:10.7202/1033556ar.

[44:50] McGregor, Hannah, and Siobhan McMenemy. “Scholarly Podcasting Open Peer Review.” Wilfrid Laurier University Press [Waterloo, ON], 2018, www.wlupress.wlu.ca/Scholarly-Podcasting-Open-Peer-Review.


Suggested Citation (MLA, 8th Edition) Beckstead, Lori. “A conversation with Dr. Ian Cook: publishing, podcasting, and bean counting” Open Peer Review Podcast, SoundCloud, 12 Aug. 2020, https://openpeerreviewpodcast.wordpress.com

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