Science podcasts: analysis of global production and output from 2004 to 2018

« Since the mid-2000s, podcasts have emerged as a new and fundamentally decentralised global medium for science communication, with hundreds of podcasts freely disseminating scientific information worldwide. However, despite widespread interest in the benefits of podcasts for teaching, there have been no studies of how science podcasts are being used to communicate to the global public. Considering the popularity of science podcasts, this represents a large and fundamental gap into how science is being communicated to the public. This study identified and analyses 952 publicly available English language science podcasts. (…) »