12. Aug 2022 / 25 min

Podcasting Academic Research

A discussion about the Nordic Asia Podcast with Kenneth Bo Nielsen, Outi Louva, Duncan McCargo and Julie Yu-Wen Chen. Hosted by the Nordic Asia Podcast.

What is the potential of podcasts to disseminate research based insights? How can a podcast function as a networking and pedagogical tool? And what is so intriguing about a Nordic podcast on Asia?

Born during the pandemic to keep alive the vibrant research community on Asia in the Nordics, the Nordic Asia Podcast began as a collaborative effort between Nordic research institutions. More than two years and over 100 episodes later the podcast is, dare we say, doing better than ever.

Tracing the birth and evolution of the Nordic Asia podcast, Kenneth Bo Nielsen, Duncan McCargo, Outi Luova and Julie Yu-Wen Chen discuss the potential of podcasts to disseminate research based insights, as well as how it can function as a networking and pedagogical tool for teaching Asia studies.

Kenneth Bo Nielsen is an Associate Professor at the dept. of Social Anthropology at the University of Oslo and one of the leaders of the Norwegian Network for Asian Studies.

Outi Louva is University Lecturer at the Centre for East Asian Studies at the University of Turku.

Duncan McCargo is director of the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies and professor of political science in Copenhagen.

Julie Yu-Wen Chen is Professor of Chinese Studies at the Department of Cultures at the University of Helsinki (Finland).

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