The Podcast “Chitlin' Circuit”: Black Podcasters, Alternative Media, and Audio Enclaves

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This article explores how an informal network of Black podcasters, some of whom refer to themselves as the “Chitlin' Circuit” or “urban podcasters,” functions as a contemporary digital iteration of enclaved Black social spaces. The conversational nature of these podcasts and their use of Black American cultural commonplaces, combined with the intimate qualities of radio-style audio, reproduce a sense of being in Black social spaces such as the barber/beauty shop or church. Mobile technologies not only allow listeners to listen anywhere, but listening via headphones also potentially adds an element of immersion through the practice of sensory gating.

LanguageEnglish (US)
Pages209-219
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Radio and Audio Media
Volume22
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 3 2015
Externally publishedYes

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alternative media
Religious buildings
social space
Networks (circuits)
beauty
listener
radio
church

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The Podcast “Chitlin' Circuit” : Black Podcasters, Alternative Media, and Audio Enclaves. / Florini, Sarah.

In: Journal of Radio and Audio Media, Vol. 22, No. 2, 03.07.2015, p. 209-219.

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