Phantom Power

Phantom Power


Latest Episodes

(Re)Making Radio with Shortwave Collective
October 03, 2022

The Shortwave Collective--an international group of feminist radio artists--teach you how to make your own radio with found materials! We talk about play, experimentation, failure, community, and open

In One Ear, Out The Other (Jacob Danson Faraday On Cirque du Soleil)
September 15, 2022

On today’s show, we address a performer’s nightmare—the nightmare of not being able to hear yourself onstage. My guest is ethnomusicologist Jacob Danson Faraday, who takes us behind the scenes of the

Season Four Trailer
September 01, 2022

Get ready for Season Four of Phantom Power, where we study sound in the arts, music, and culture! On Phantom Power, we’ve got an ear to the ground—listening to the subterranean rats of New York…  We’v

Fela Kuti and the Black Atlantic (Tim Lawrence and Jeremy Gilbert)
August 16, 2022

This month, we are preparing for the launch of Season Four of the podcast in September. Lots of fascinating topics on deck, as we double our output with a semi-monthly format. We are also about to off

Awfully Viral (Paula Harper on Will Robin’s Sound Expertise)
July 23, 2022

Will Robin interviews Dr. Paula Harper about her work on viral music videos and taste, specifically that terrible Rebecca Black video "Friday" that's probably still rattling around in some dark recess

Ep. 37 | Awfully Viral (Paula Harper on Will Robin’s Sound Expertise)
July 13, 2022

Will Robin interviews Dr. Paula Harper about her work on viral music videos and taste, specifically that terrible Rebecca Black video "Friday" that's probably still rattling around in some dark recess

Voices Pt. 3: Dork-o-phonics (Jonathan Sterne)
April 13, 2022

Jonathan Sterne is one of the most influential scholars working on sound and listening. His 2003 book, The Audible Past: Cultural Origins of Sound Reproduction, had a formative influence on the then-n

Voices Pt. 2: The Sound of My Voice (Stacey Copeland)
March 10, 2022

In part two of our three-part series “Voices,” we feature an exciting new voice in the world of sound studies, Stacey Copeland.  In part one last month, we examined the role voices play in professiona

Voices Part 1: Hut-hut-hike! (Travis Vogan, Jonathan Sterne)
February 10, 2022

In this first episode of a three-part series called Voices, we’re listening to the sound of American football—specifically the role of voices in the NFL. We start with a rather quirky story from NFL h

How Our Sonic Sausage Gets Made (Mack Hagood w/ Dario Llinares & Lori Beckstead)
January 11, 2022

This episode, we take you behind the scenes of Phantom Power. Producer/host Mack Hagood was invited by Dario Llinares and Lori Beckstead to be a guest on their show, The Podcast Studies Podcast. As yo