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Senior Lecturer in Radio

I teach radio and podcasting across our BA and MA courses, covering live broadcasting, podcast production, podcast studies, radio history, and radio programming. 

I also lead the MA Radio, Audio and Podcasting course and work as a personal academic tutor for students on BA (Hons) Media Production

I wrote the successful application for our award-winning community radio station, Spark and currently hold the post of Station Manager. 

Teaching and supervision

I am the module leader for:

  • RAD 106 – Introduction to Radio and Podcasting
  • FMP 202 – Employment in Screen and Audio Industries
  • MED 242 – Podcasting
  • MED 327 – Radio Broadcasting
  • RAD 301 – Radio and Audio Projects
  • RADM 12 – Radio and Podcast Production
  • RADM 22 – Advanced Radio and Podcast Production

I also support the teaching of radio and podcasting modules across our undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Research interests for potential research students

My research is in the area of radio, with a focus on the relationship between radio (as an industry) and the internet, and in particular, in the area of podcasting as a new form of audio content. I recently completed a PhD by previously published work with a focus on my work in podcast studies. 


My research is focused on the intersections between the radio industry and the internet; considering how trends such as podcasting and online visual content are changing the nature of the medium.


Number of items: 29.


Berry, Richard (2022) No longer the only game in town: British indies, podcasts and the new audio economy of independent production. Interactions: Studies in Communication & Culture, 12 (1). pp. 51-64. ISSN 1757-2681

Berry, Richard (2020) Radio, music, podcasts – BBC Sounds: Public service radio and podcasts in a platform world. The Radio Journal: International Studies in Broadcast and Audio Media, 18 (1). pp. 63-78. ISSN 1476-4504

Berry, Richard (2016) Podcasting: Considering the evolution of the medium and its association with the word ‘radio’. The Radio Journal International Studies in Broadcast and Audio Media, 14 (1). pp. 7-22. ISSN 1476-4504

Berry, Richard (2016) Part of the establishment: Reflecting on 10 years of Podcasting as an Audio Medium. Convergence. ISSN 1748-7382

Berry, Richard (2015) A Golden Age of Podcasting? Evaluating Serial in the Context of Podcast Histories. Journal of Radio and Audio Media, 22 (2). pp. 170-178. ISSN 1937-6529

Berry, Richard (2013) Radio with pictures: Radio visualization in BBC national radio. The Radio Journal, 11 (2). pp. 169-184. ISSN 1476-4504

Berry, Richard and Haynes, Richard (2009) Review of "Sound Moves". The Radio Journal: International Studies in Broadcast and Audio Media, 7 (1). p. 97. ISSN 1476-4504

Berry, Richard (2006) Will the iPod Kill the Radio Star? Profiling Podcasting as Radio. Convergence, 12 (2). pp. 143-162. ISSN 1748-7382

Book Section

Berry, Richard (2023) Radio in the round: reflections on the future of sound media. In: Bloomsbury Handbook of Radio. Bloomsbury. ISBN 9781501385308 (In Press)

Berry, Richard (2022) What is a podcast? Mapping the technical, cultural, and sonic boundaries between radio and podcasting. In: Routledge Companion to Radio and Podcast Studies. Routledge, Oxford & New York, pp. 399-407. ISBN 978-0-367-43263-8

Berry, Richard (2020) Podcasting in the UK: Slow growth in a mature market. In: Podcast trends and issues in Australia and beyond: global perspectives. News & Media Research Centre, Canberra, Australia, pp. 46-47. ISBN 9781740885102

Berry, Richard (2019) Podcasts and Vodcasts. In: The International Encyclopedia of Journalism Studies. Wiley. ISBN 9781118841679

Berry, Richard (2018) ‘Just Because You Play a Guitar and Are from Nashville Doesn’t Mean You Are a Country Singer’: The Emergence of Medium Identities in Podcasting. In: Podcasting: New Aural Cultures and Digital Media. Palgrave MacMillan, Basingstoke, pp. 15-33. ISBN 9783319900568

Berry, Richard (2015) Serial and Ten years of Podcasting: Has The Medium Finally Grown Up. In: Radio, Sound and Internet. LASICS, Braga, Portugal, pp. 299-309. ISBN 978-989-8600-37-0

Berry, Richard (2014) The Future of radio is the internet, not on the internet. In: Radio: the Resilient Medium: Papers from the Third Conference of the ECREA Radio Research Station. Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies, Sunderland, pp. 3-16. ISBN 099298050X

Berry, Richard (2004) Speech Radio in the Digital Age. In: More Than a Music Box. Berghahn, Oxford, pp. 283-296. ISBN 978-1-57181-473-9

Conference or Workshop Item

Berry, Richard (2024) Podcasting and You. In: Northern Bridge DTP Podcasting workshop, 07 May 2024, Northumbria University. (Unpublished)

Berry, Richard (2023) 20 years in making. The past, present, and future of podcasting. In: Obcast Conference 2023: The native podcast: understanding its development, questioning its future, 14-15 December 2023, Pantheon Assas Universite, Paris. (Unpublished)

Berry, Richard (2019) BBC Sounds and the search for the Netflix of Podcasts - Models of listening to radio and podcasts in a platform world. In: ECREA Radio Research Conference (September 19-21) Siena, Italy, September 19-21 2019, University of Siena. (Unpublished)

Berry, Richard (2019) Podcasting: New Aural Cultures. In: Radio Studies, Practices and Futures – Guy Starkey memorial symposium, 18th February 2019, University of Sunderland. (Unpublished)

Berry, Richard (2019) Stick a pin it. Problems of defining podcasts in an age of platforms. In: Podcasting Poetics, October 11-12, Johannes Gutenburg University, Mainz, Germany. (Unpublished)

Berry, Richard (2018) Everyone is Podcasting. In: Invited Talk, October 15th 2018, Lincoln University.

Berry, Richard (2018) A pantone of podcasts: Typologies and understandings of podcasting. In: The Radio Conference 2018: A Transnational Forum, Jult 10 - 13 2018, Monash University, Prato, Itlay. (Unpublished)

Berry, Richard (2017) The relationship between podcasting and radio. In: ECREA Radio Research Conference, September 12-14th 2017, Lublin, Poland.

Berry, Richard (2014) Ten Years is a Long Time in Podcasting. In: NetStation 2015, 23 - 24 Apr 2015, University of Minho.

Berry, Richard (2009) Podcasting: is it radio? In: Radio Academy Masterclass, 21 Mar 2009, Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter's, Sunderland University,.

Berry, Richard (2008) "I'm friends with the DJ" - Radio's Social Media. In: Sounding Out 4: An International Symposium on Sound in the Media, 4-6 Sept 2008, Media Centre, University of Sunderland.


Berry, Richard, Fox, Neil and Llinares, Dario (2018) Podcasting: New Aural Cultures and Digital Media. Palgrave MacMillan, Basingstoke. ISBN 978-3319900551


Berry, Richard (2019) New Aural Cultures: Voices, confessions and performances. [Audio]

This list was generated on Sat Jul 20 06:16:31 2024 BST.

I have teaching and research experience in radio production, live broadcasting, and podcasting. I also run the on-campus community radio station Spark.

Last updated 30 May 2024